Eric Smith (MM ‘20) collaborated with director Luke Salin and writer Kayla Yumi Lewis on the TV movie Parked in America. This creative trio began their collaboration during their studies at NYU - Eric as a student in the Screen Scoring program and Luke and Kayla as students in Tisch. The film was one of the two advanced television pilots produced by the film department at Tisch each year. The film tells the story of Jamie Park, a Korean teenager who moves in with her midwestern relatives after tragedy strikes back home in Seoul. Upon her arrival she meets her cousin Eli and together they navigate high school while confronting questions of identity, guilt, and grief.