FOR THE LOVE OF MANGOS
Directed by Kayla Wong
All-knowing Rita is determined to break down her dad’s traditionalism by setting him up on a date. But he flips the script on her by forcing her to go on a date with her childhood friend.
Kayla Wong is a Seattle-native with a great resistance to coffee and a weak-spot for buttered toast and oldies. She’s an alumna of NYU’s Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, with minors in East Asian Studies and Entertainment Business. Currently splitting her time between living the glamorous lifestyle of an NYC Production Assistant, and producing fun/inspiring/culturally-aware content for her company, 8-Player Pictures, LLC.
Filmmaker’s statement: This film is for the children of immigrants, and the young women who’re tired of being told what to do with their futures, and the parents who sacrificed it all for “The Dream.”
104 minsWith almost 8.5 million people spread across five boroughs, compelling New York City stories are being told every day. Living in the city that never sleeps, Asians are continually working to shape the city’s modern landscape. This program highlights the diverse aspirations, failures, and energy of Asians in the Big Apple.