The Last Tip
Directed by Patrick Chen
Produced within 24 hours before the official closing of 69 Bayard Restaurant located in Manhattan’s Chinatown, filmmaker Chen Xi Hao pays tribute to the long-time establishment through the eyes of a loyal patron reminiscing his fondest memories in the eatery as he takes his last meal.
Patrick Chen is a writer and director from Queens, New York. His short film “Love Express” has recently screened at various festivals, and was awarded with the Community Award for his dedicated contribution at the Queens World Film Festival. His prior films were appointed as top finalists by the Asian American Film Lab’s 72 Hours Shootout competition. You may find his works as Chen Xi Hao.
Producers: Patrick Chen, Shing Ka
Director: Patrick Chen
Writer: Patrick Chen
Composer: Li Zong
Colorist: Jerry Villanueva
Sound Designer: William Hsieh
Supervising Sound Editor: William Hsieh
Editor: Jerry Villanueva
Consulting Editor: Xiaoya Ma
Cast: Geoff Lee , Celia Au
Shorts Programs / 100 minsRecall those grade school projects where we had to construct stories in a shoebox? These directors ignite our affective memory with miniature scenery, childhood innocence and vapor tea pots. — Kristen Lee