Two Shadows

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Two Shadows
Two shadows.jpg
Official One-Sheet (artwork by Ryan Graber)
Directed by Gregory Cahill
Produced by Greg Cahill
Christen Marquez
Arn Chorn-Pond
Dara Yem
Written by Greg Cahill
Starring Sophea Pel
Lida Lang
Polo Doot
Music by Ryan Leach
Cinematography John Matysiak
Edited by Greg Cahill
Rising Falcon Cinema
Paradocs Productions
Release date
  • May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13) (Los Angeles Asian Pacific)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language Khmer

Two Shadows is a narrative drama film released in 2012. The film won the Audience Award, Cinematography Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.[1] It is one of the first films to focus on Cambodian immigrants in the United States seeking surviving family connections in Cambodia since the fall of 1970s communist party, the Khmer Rouge.[2] The film is the second collaboration between director Gregory Cahill and actress Sophea Pel, following the 2006 short film The Golden Voice about Cambodian singer Ros Serey Sothear.[3] The film was shot primarily in Cambodia and also in Los Angeles, California.


Cambodian-American hipster wannabe Sovanna opens a cryptic letter from Cambodia claiming that her long-lost brother and sister are still alive. She travels to her birthplace alone to seek out her two siblings who disappeared during the civil war 20 years earlier. Upon discovering a girl who may or may not be her real sister, Sovanna is ensnared into an increasingly dangerous situation, pitting her in a tug-of-war between her own personal safety, and her compassion for a stranger.


List of awards and nominations
Award / Film festival Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Audience Award - Narrative Feature Gregory Cahill Won
Special Jury Prize - Best Cinematography - Narrative Feature John Matysiak For Model Minority Won
Grand Jury Prize - Best Narrative Feature Gregory Cahill Nominated


  1. ^ "Festival Audience Award Winners Announced". Visual Communications. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Filmmaker Greg Cahill". Living in Cinema. 
  3. ^ "Films Screen at Art Theatre". Press Telegram. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 

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