Directed by Jon Chiang
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Vancouver hip-hop artist, Francis Arevalo, is stuck in limbo for over a year. THE LION tells the story of Francis finding healing, closure, and community through music.
2018 Vancouver Short Film Festival Selection, 2017 VAFF People’s Choice Award – Shorts Category
Post Screening Panelists:
Jon Chiang, Director
Peter Planta, Cinematographer
Jon Chiang is a director based in Vancouver BC. His work focuses on creating intimate and moving branded content for his clients. The Lion is the first short documentary that he has directed and produced. The personal project was inspired by Francis’s courage to chase his dreams.
Producer: John Chiang, Francis Arevalo
Director of Photography: Peter Planta
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