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In 2011, we first met "Rachel," played by Lynn Chen, in the indie classic SURROGATE VALENTINE. The follow up DAYLIGHT SAVINGS brought us deeper into this world laced together by long conversations and music. Now Lynn Chen, in her directorial debut, delivers us I WILL MAKE YOU MINE as the third chapter in this tale. In this live discussion "Pop Dreams & Heartaches: The Surrogate Valentine Trilogy," meet Lynn Chen and team, as they discuss what is endearingly known as the "most low-budget trilogy in history."

Films are available for viewing through the LAAPFF Virtual Showcase prior to the event.

Click here to watch SURROGATE VALENTINE (This film is available for viewing from Thursday, May 14th at 12pm PT to Sunday, May 17th at 11:59pm PT)

Click here to watch DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (This film is available for viewing from Monday, May 18th at 12pm PT to Thursday, May 21st at 11:59pm PT)

Click here to watch I WILL MAKE YOU MINE (This film is available for viewing on Friday, May 22nd from 8am PT to 8pm PT)


Anthony Ma (Host)

Anthony Ma is a Taiwanese American writer, filmmaker and actor from Arcadia, CA. While growing up, he aspired to be like Jim Carrey which influenced his passion for comedy and headaches for his poor mother. As an actor, he’s appeared in numerous shows, most notably guest starring on the CBS action series S.W.A.T. and a recurring stint on the hit ABC series SCANDAL. As a filmmaker, he’s written, directed and produced a collection of features, shorts and online content. An active member within his community, Anthony has served the past two years as the Executive Director for the Taiwanese American Film Festival. One of Anthony’s goals is to tell bold and unique stories that reveal the multi-faceted history and culture of being Asian in America.

Roxy Shih (Host)

Roxy Shih is an internationally acclaimed Taiwanese American multi-disciplinary artist and speaker. As a filmmaker, she is known for her versatility and has worked with many independent companies both overseas and domestically, making her one of the most in demand cinema artists today. She is known for directing THE TRIBE, PAINKILLERS, episodes of the sci-fi anthology series DARK/WEB, and recently wrapped production on the features HEART TO HEART and POOLING TO PARADISE. Her work has screened at an array of festivals such as the LA Film Festival, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Cannes, SXSW, Toronto Independent, and Dances with Films. On the side, Roxy enjoys playing the violin, freestyle waacking/voguing, and reading tarot. She also believes in giving back to her community and serves as the current Festival Director for the Taiwanese American Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Lynn Chen

Lynn Chen has a 3-decade career with acting credits in over 50 TV shows (SHAMELESS, SILICON VALLEY), films (SAVING FACE, GO BACK TO CHINA), audio books (CRAZY RICH ASIANS), and video games (CALL OF DUTY). She's an activist with Time's Up and The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Lynn makes her filmmaking debut with I WILL MAKE YOU MINE.

Dave Boyle

Dave Boyle is a Los Angeles based writer, director, and producer. His critically acclaimed cross-cultural mystery MAN FROM RENO was nominated for the John Cassavetes award at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards and won Best Feature at the LA Film Festival. His past feature films as a writer-director include SURROGATE VALENTINE (SXSW, 2011) and DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (SXSW, 2012). In 2017, he made his television directing debut on the Hulu anthology series DIMENSION 404. He is currently in development on independent and studio feature film projects and recently produced Lynn Chen's I WILL MAKE YOU MINE (SXSW 2020).

Yea-Ming Chen

Yea-Ming Chen has made a name for herself as a singer-songwriter for the indie band Dreamdate (Chocolate Covered Records, Skywriting Records and Tic Tac Totally Records), as well as her newer and more solo-oriented indie band Yea-Ming and The Rumours (Burger Records). KQED’s Steve Hochman described the music of Yea-Ming and the Rumours as “It’s the We Five’s sparkle dabbed with the Velvet Underground’s grime, maybe. And at times it veers into country-esque lilt, accenting the heartache in some songs — but also accenting the hopefulness. Hopeful heartache.” Yea-Ming made her acting debut playing a fictionalized version of herself in Dave Boyle’s DAYLIGHT SAVINGS. She reprises the role in I WILL MAKE YOU MINE (titled after a Yea-Ming and The Rumour’s song on their 2016 debut album with the same name).

Goh Nakamura

Goh Nakamura is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, film composer, guitarist, and actor. In 2004, he released his first album “Daylight Savings,” with "Embarcadero Blues" as the album’s most popular single, garnering over a million views in its first few weeks on YouTube. Goh’s music and compositions have been featured prominently in several Ridley Scott films: A GOOD YEAR, AMERICAN GANGSTER, BODY OF LIES, and ROBIN HOOD. The title track of "Daylight Savings" was also included on the soundtrack to the Robert Benton film FEAST OF LOVE starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear. For his role in SURROGATE VALENTINE, Goh was awarded the Special Jury Prize for acting at the Dallas International Film Festival. Goh recently co-composed music to the Bruce Lee documentary, BE WATER, directed by Bao Ngyuen and produced by ESPN, which had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.


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