Opening day at LA Shorts International Film Festival is devoted to the New Wave Chinese Filmmakers. Featuring 3 short film programs by Chinese American filmmakers.
NEW WAVE FILM PASS
Access to Film Program 1, 2 & 3
WEDNESDAY - JULY 25 - 2:00 PM
Paracusis Suspense/Thriller / USA / 13 min.
Will, a workaholic struggles to free himself from a mysterious but familiar voice, in order to get his life-changing promotion.
Director: Yixia Li
Producer: Xia Lion Huang, Yixia Li
Writer: Yixia Li, Zac Chia
Cast: Gordon Maniskas, Chris Barry, Vicky Lee, Chelsea Debaise, Rachel Zink, Laila Montana
Stain Drama / USA / 18 min.
A man with a plain red birthmark struggles to find his identity in society.
Director: Klay Li
Producer: Yuan Yue, Yuan Huang
Writer: Klay Li
Cast: Roger Wan
American Dream Foreign / USA / 18 min.
Chinese illegal immigrant Wenjuan Li tries to spend all her money to get a green card using the political asylum law. Due to overwhelming fake cases on political asylum, the US government starts to investigate the cases, Li losts everything even her friends. She goes extreme.
Under the One Child Police, a girl got confused between sibling love and affinity relation with a boy who grew up with her as her pseudo-sibling, and she found a secret when she tried to tell him what her feeling is.
A little girl finds an unexpected way to connect to the memory of her late grandmother, with the help of a mysterious friend.
Director: Jiayuan Liu
Producer: Ryan Michael Connolly, Rachel Boyajian
Writer: Jiayuan Liu
Cast: Megan Liu, Juston Graber, Hana Wu, Xianlin Shan
Rabbit Hole Romance / USA / 3 min.
A girl who was waiting for her love encounters her Mr. Right in an unexpected way.
Director: Kay Zhu
Producer: Kay Zhu
Writer: Kay Zhu
Cast: Phoebe You, Frank Lin
WEDNESDAY - JULY 25 - 6:00 PM
Spring Flower Foreign / USA / 31 min.
A Chinese rural girl Chun Hua is forced by her family to marry a man she never met before. After influencing by her cousin -Tong, a modern city girl, she decides to change her life.
Director: Gisele Tong
Producer: Han Zhang
Writer: Gisele Tong
Cast: Hua Yu, Yumeng Liu
A Good Man Is Hard To Be Suspense/Thriller / USA / 12 min.
An ordinary family faces a life-threatening situation when a group of escaped convicts steps into their family restaurant.
Director: Michael Yu
Producer: Haley Reed, Michael Yu
Writer: Michael Yu, Samantha Gessner
Cast: Tim Hooper, Micah Fitzgerald
Loops Drama / USA / 11 min.
Twenty five year old, Max Berger's life isn't exactly going the way he hoped it would go. To makes things worst, his entitled behavior has devastating effects on his family, with whom he lives. When he finally sees the results of his actions, it might already be too late.
Director: Yi Cai
Producer: Baihui Chen, Siyue Wang
Writer: Nicol Ramsauer
Cast: Taylor Martorana, Pamela Paulson
Gold Fortune Drama / USA / 25 min.
Inspired by a true crime story. Hoping to build a real life and make his family proud, a young Chinese undocumented immigrant leaves China for Los Angeles to seek legal identity through corrupted asylum fraud.
Director: Rhyme Lu
Producer: Danwen Lei
Writer: Rhyme Lu
Cast: Lingbin Qiu, Anna Pan, Yuwei Lin, Yen-Ting Hsieh
Where She Goes Drama / USA / 20 min.
Drew has dinner with her fiancé, Ethan, at the Chinese restaurant they first met. They have been dating for a year and are about to get married. However, Drew seems to be absent-minded through the dinner. Ethan thinks that Drew is pressured because of meeting his parents soon. At that night, they coincidentally have the same waitress, Ling, as last year. Drew acts like she doesn't remember. But after Ethan leaves for work, Drew comes to Ling and opens up a random conversation. Wh
Director: Moon Chandra
Producer: Valeria Silva
Writer: Tricia Lan
Cast: Suzi Kaze, Dana Byrne, Christian T. Chan, Frank Gerrish, Sherry Lintvedt, Valeria Silva