Wednesday, July 17, 2:00 pm

Program 1

@ Regal Cinema LA LIVE

Tacit Blue
China / Animation / 9 mins

Director: Wenkai Duan

Writer: Wenkai Duan

Producer: Lei Wang

Carl goes to a deserted site to rescue his daughter Alice who was kidnapped. Waiting for Carl in the site is Moye, Carl’s biggest rival who works for an organized criminal party. Moye modified Alice and turned her into a killing machine. Carl saw the daughter being transformed and he lost his calm, Until almost killed by his daughter. Carl does not hesitate to use his blood and life to awaken his daughter’s memory.

Empty Skies
United States / Drama / 19 mins

Director/Writer: Wenting Deng Fisher

Director/Writer: Luke Fisher

Producer: Patrick Reasonover

Cast:​​ Arthur Welch, ViviAnn Yee

A boy and his new friend hunt their village’s last sparrow for a reward to save his sick Grandma during Communist China’s Great Leap Forward (1958-1961).

Chocolate Chip Cookies
United States / Comedy / 13 mins

Director/Writer: Tianzhao Zhang

Producer: Lingyu Meng

Cast:​ John Henry Richardson, Ayden Mekus

To complete the entry test of the Bravery club, a friendless young boy Charlie puts laxatives into chocolate chip cookies and delivers it to the creepy old man Jack living next door, but eventually finds friendship with him.

Suntanned Orange
United States / Drama / 21 mins

Director/Writer: Peiqi Peng

Producer: Lanhua Ma

Cast:​​

In a Chinese tourist group among the heat of the Nevada desert, a teenage daughter fighting with her father encounters a mysterious woman.

MidKnight Adventure
United States / Drama / 15 mins

Director/Writer: Michael Lee Chan

Producer: Albee Zhang

Cast:​​ Drake Bennett, Nathan Emley

MidKnight Adventure is a fantasy adventure film about a ten-year-old boy Matty, an only child with an adventurous imagination, who feels threatened by his soon to be baby sister. The day in which he has been dreading for so long, though, comes twofold: not only is the baby born, but the monster from Matty’s favorite comic book comes to life. As a result, Matty must face off with the monster while avoid losing his parents’ love.

Fireworks
United States / Drama / 16 mins

Director/Writer: Guangda Zhao

Producer: Chenlin Qian

Cast: Yifan Luo​​

A Chinese young man living in LA, while his parents show up to celebrate Chinese New Year with him. He has to learn how to take his responsibility seriously before the cracks in the family go bigger 

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