Sunday Shorts: “A Thousand Words”, starring Nasim Pedrad

A Thousand Words

Today’s film is the 2008 short A Thousand Words. The film is directed by Ted Chung, and stars Yoyao Hsueh and Nasim Pedrad. Pedrad first rose to prominence playing Nurse Suri on the long-running medical drama ER, and has had numerous supporting roles in features such as No Strings Attached and The Dictator, as well as lending her voice talents to The Lorax and the television series Allen Gregory, and has been part of the cast of Saturday Night Live since 2009. She can currently be heard in theatres in the animated feature Despicable Me 2, which opened in American theatres this weekend.


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