Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

Immigration Stories package includes 6 films

Expired October 12, 2020 6:59 AM
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Frustrated by having to work at his mother's corner store on a Saturday, 18-year-old Jimmy seizes an opportunity to prove himself to a Chinatown hooligan. 30-year-old Haiyang follows a Coyote through the US-Mexican border when his younger brother, Bin, starts to fall ill. As Jimmy and Haiyang venture toward their own goals, it becomes clear that there is a very high price to pay.

The film intimately follows them on their emotional, physical, and moral journeys, providing a timely exploration of family, identity, and sacrifice.

Director Biography - Yiran Zhou

Born and raised in Beijing, China, Yiran received his BA from Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, where he double majored in History and Film Study. He also spent a semester at FAMU, Prague, as part of a study abroad program. He moved back to Beijing upon graduation, where he worked on short films in collaboration with students from the Beijing Film Academy, commercial features as the 1st AD, as well as directing and shooting commercials. He moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to attend the MFA directing program at UCLA. After completing his degree, Yiran now lives in LA as a freelance filmmaker.

  • Year
  • Runtime
  • Language
    Chinese, English, Spanish
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Yiran Zhou
  • Screenwriter
    Yiran Zhou , Zheng Nie
  • Producer
    Summer Xinlei Yang
  • Cast
    Zhan Wang, Huanzhang Zhang, Henggao Li