Directed by Jingyi Shao
Frank, a career-obsessed yuppie, has never seen eye to eye with Chang, his perpetually fresh-off-the-boat father. But when a broken toenail sends Chang to the hospital on the eve of Frank’s big promotion, Frank comes to learn what is truly important.
Previous Screening / Awards:
HBO Visionaries, 3rd Place; Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017; DisOrient Film Festival Oregon 2017; Ithaca Asian American Film Festival 2017, Audience Award; Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival 2017; Toronto Reel Asian Festival 2017.
Jing is a Chinese-American commercial director working extensively in China and in the US. Jing’s work for brands like Levi’s, Johnnie Walker, and Honda, has been featured in ad publications such as SHOTS, SHOOTonline, and Adweek. His PSA, Text History of Jane, recently received awards at Cannes, D&AD, and the AICP Show. His first short Toenail was a finalist in the inaugural HBO Visionaries competition, and premiered on the network in May 2017. His ultimate dream is to write and direct stories that bridge both China and the US.
Director/ Writer: Jingyi Shao
Producers: Jingyi Shao, Justin Lee, Ryan Tsang
Preceded by: Toenail