LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 2
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 2 - 4:00 PM

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Lily

Drama / USA / 13 min.

Lily, a 14 year old girl from a small town comes to Shanghai, the biggest city in China, to make money to support her family. She finally finds a job in a nightclub where there is a lot of seduction.

Director: Mo Liang
Producer: Mo Liang
Writer: Mo Liang
Iron Hands (铁手)

Drama / USA/China / 11 min.

As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym's reclusive groundskeeper.

Director: Johnson Cheng
Producer: Tianqi Zhuo, Felicity Wang
Writer: Johnson Cheng
 
Cast: Zixuan Liu, Xing Lian, Tao Wei
To Pimp a Butterfly

Drama / USA / 30 min.

13-year-old American-born Chinese boy named Andy Liu, who grew up in Chinatown, Los Angeles, found his mother Lam (Butterfly) trying to save the family's livelihood by selling her body. He decides to save his mother and fix their broken relationship.

Director: Rui Cui
Producer: Rui Cui, Gracy Wang
Writer: Xavier Burgin, Rui Cui
 
Cast: Bai Ling, George Liu, Eric, Andrew
Bittersweet

Drama / USA / 12 min.

Sitting in thoughtful silence, old man Yang cradles a cloth-draped jar, smoking absentmindedly outside an austere building. Though Yang's son tries to convince him to go home together, he would rather be left alone. To reduce conflict, the daughter-in-law arranges a car for him. Reacting to his stubbornness, Yang's wife bombards him with cynical complaints. However, the more she complains, the stronger he focuses on a single desire.

Director: Jeffrey Chu
Producer: Chao Chen, Jeffrey Chu
Writer: Jiang Wen, Jeffrey Chu
 
Cast: Shi Chong Wang, Zhen Zhen Zhang
I Don't Make The Rules

Drama / USA / 13 min.

An ex-pro football player works various blue collar odd jobs in order to survive in New York City and will do whatever it takes once he gets an interview for an entry level office job at a law firm.

Director: Law Chen
Producer: Jon Hsu, Myles Humphus
Writer: Law Chen
 
Cast: Myles Humphus, Nick Bailey
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