Inspired by a true story, “Kenshi” revolves around Kenshi Zenimura, a Japanese American teenager dealing with a Post World War II America. Before his first baseball game since leaving the WWII internment camps, Kenshi must deal with the social and racial resistance to his return to the field.


  • Alissa Nguyen: Director
  • Alissa Nguyen: Writer
  • Jillian Ruvalcaba: Producer
  • Tre’len Johnston: Director of Photography
  • Thomas Winters: Key Cast, “Kenshi”
  • Charles Curtice: Key Cast, “Bailey”
  • Scot Shamblin: Key Cast, “Coach Zenimura”


  • Project Type: Short
  • Genres: Drama, Historical Fiction
  • Runtime: 4 minutes 28 seconds
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: No
  • Student Project: Yes