Gnocchi Bolognese has never known her father, the chef whose signature dish she was named for. As the stage manager of a local theater, she pines from the wings for the troupe's star actor. And with her 25th birthday around the corner, Gnocchi decides it's time to act on her infatuation - but the pursuit of romance leads her down a tragicomic road to the origins of her unusual name.

The Broken Heart of Gnocchi Bolognese was filmed on location in San Pedro and Los Angeles. It was shot on Super16 mm Kodak film, finished on HD, and the total run time is 16 minutes.