IEP is a short film that tells the fictional story of Xavier, an 8-year-old African-American boy in South Los Angeles. The product of an absent father, damaged mother, well-meaning, but naive teacher, and apathetic or vindictive school administrators and staff, his character flaws are magnified, even as his test scores are promising. We focus on the struggles that he faces when his behavioral problems are misdiagnosed and he is placed in special education. This is a growing American problem and we have made this film to shed light on it.