*Online Premiere* Tracy participates in an unusual self-help program where she finds herself blindfolded in the middle of a field searching for clarity and motivation. “Mata Laya Pata,” by director Kevin Vu, is a film of striking images and open-ended meanings, set to the tone of a warbly old cassette tape. The woman wearing a skirt suit makes her way through the lush open field listening to the words of Kathy and Cathy, twin sister hosts of Mata Laya Pata, a four stage program to help women become better, more confident versions of themselves. Though she’s well behind the rest of the group, she eventually finds a package and builds a chair, intended as a confidence building exercise. At some point, she’s asked to reveal what brought her to the program in the first place, and her answer deepens our understanding of the challenge. Vu’s previous short, “Splendona,” we premiered early last year, and it shares a sense of pathos and self-doubt served up in a surreal package, but the new one injects a sense of color and levity, swapping gritty Super 16mm for crisp HD sprinkled with lo-res VHS and a corresponding playfulness. [Watch on YouTube]. (13 minutes). Directed by Kevin Vu. Starring Erin Neufer and Patty Aicher. DP: Lasse Ulvedal Tolbøll. Production Designer: Margaux Maeght. Costumer Designer: Desira Pesta.