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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The Lockpicker: Director Randall Okita Reflects Making Teenage Thief Film

Posted April 29th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press


By Gig Patta from Latino Review Media


Once a teen enters into the world of crime, it’s too late to get out.

In The Lockpicker, this grounded narrative film looks at a teenage thief who tries to leave town to escape the violence that threatens him and the people he loves.

The film stars Kegian Umi Tang, Storie Serres, David Woroner, Jordan Gray and Madi Langdon. It is directed by Randall Okita.

LRM had a sit-down interview with director Randall Okita yesterday at the press day for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. He talked to us about trying to make a grounded realistic film with teenagers and similar neighborhoods that once represented parts of his past life.

The Lockpicker will be shown at the festival on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Los Angeles’ Downtown Independent. Visit for ticket information.

For possible future screenings at festivals, visit