The 25-year-old daughter of former U.S. President Barack Obama, 62, is bringing a short film that she wrote and directed to the Sundance Film Festival.
The project, which she created under the name Malia Ann (Ann is her middle name), is called The Heart and it will be screened as part of the U.S. short fiction films at the festival, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The Heart is about a grieving son whose mother left him an unusual request in her will when she died, according to THR.
Interviewed about the project by the film festival in a segment called “Meet The Artist,” Malia revealed, “The film is about lost objects and lonely people and forgiveness and regret, but I also think it works hard to uncover where tenderness and closeness can exist in those things.”
“We hope you enjoy the film and it makes you feel a bit less lonely, or at least reminds you not to forget about the people who are,” she continued about the project.
Malia previously worked as a writer on the Prime Video thriller series Swarm.