In The Mountains
Directed by Mengxue Xiao
Kevin, an America born Chinese man who was adopted by a white middle class family, gets a call from the police telling him that his birth mother was found dead in her apartment. Kevin has to go to LA to take care of the body, and stay with his birth father, Kang.
Born and raised in Guangzhou, China. Mengxue Xiao graduated from Chapman University in 2016, majoring in film production/directing. She is currently working as a writer/assistant director in China. She is preparing for her first feature.
Producer: Cramer England
Director: Mengxue Xiao
Cinematographer: Cheng Song
Production Designer: Xiaoying Zhang
Editor: Yiyang Xu
Shorts Programs / 87 minsWhat do you select to build your memories? Is it the color of your childhood home? Is it the scent of your favorite dish? Is it the bassline of a song? Explore the process of memory with these films, and learn how stories build with glimpses of the past. — Eseel Borlasa