MADE IN NYC SHORTS
While New York City may be well-known for its fashion, Wall Street, and fast-paced lifestyle, it is also home to one of the best independent film scenes. In this program, we present to you some of the best Asian-American independent shorts made at home, right here in the Big Apple.
A collection of shorts including THE FLIP, PIPE DREAM, THE SURRENDER, ALMOST TIBETAN, LAO WONG, and SPLIT END
Post Screening Panelists:
Chung Lam, Director, THE FLIP
Steve Maing, Director, THE SURRENDER
Yudho Aditya, Director, PIPE DREAM
Eric Tabach, Actor, PIPE DREAM
João Inada, Director, ALMOST TIBETAN
Tanya Dua, Director, ALMOST TIBETAN
Tenzin Thokmey, Subject of Film, ALMOST TIBETAN
Ming Zeng, Director, LAO WONG
Eddie Shieh, Director, SPLIT END
In This Program
Chung Lam / Short Films / USA / 2015 / Drama / 22 minsIt's what happens when a young Chinese-American boy tries to master a cooking technique in an attempt to earn his mother's attention.
Eddie Shieh / Short Films / USA / 2014 / 6 minsOriginally created for the Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout under the theme of "The Color of My Hair,” Sachie is young, single and bored with her social life until she caters a party for a beautiful couple and meets the charismatic husband who is also looking for something new.
Stephen T. Maing / Short Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary, Political History / 23 minsA brilliant intelligence analyst is unfairly prosecuted under the Espionage Act and must prepare to go to prison.
João Inada / Short Films / USA / 2014 / BiographyTenzin is a 16 year old Tibetan-American living in New York who's parents worry about his inevitable westernization. His parents make him go to a Tibetan weekend school in Queens to stay in close contact with their ancestral culture.
Ming Zeng / Short Films / China, USA / 2014 / Drama / 15 minsAn ordinary nail salon owner in New York, who once was a famous Peking Opera singer in China, must overcome numerous problems on his upcoming opera show to get back on stage and recall his past glorious days.
Yudho Aditya / Short Films / USA, Indonesia / 2015 / Comedy / 18 minsPeter Epstein-Takahashi is popular with a certain female classmate, but he's concerned about his, er, endowment. Who else to turn to for advice but his two gay dads? They may not be quite prepared to handle the situation Peter presents.