Directed by Lawrence Le Lam
Tensions still linger in 1997 LA between the Korean-American and the Black communities after the ‘92 Riots. After an incident in his father’s restaurant, Jay, a Korean-American high school student finds himself pulled into LA’s underground hip hop scene where the two worlds collide.
Lawrence Le Lam is an award-winning filmmaker from Richmond, BC, Canada who loves exploring underground worlds. His 70s Taiwan short about a rebellious radio DJ broadcasting banned rock & roll, The Blue Jet premiered at the Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma 2015. Lawrence was a part of the TIFF Talent Lab program in 2017. His next project, HONGCOUVER will explore the world of real estate and ultra rich Asian kids.
Director: Lawrence Le Lam
Co-Writer: Lawrence Le Lam, Nach Dudsdeemaytha, Jacques Bourassa , Jerome Yoo
Producer: Nach Dudsdeemaytha, Ingo Lou
Director of Photography: Leonardo Harim
Production Designer: Fredy Mendoza
Costume Designer: Alpha Lam
Shorts Programs / 117 minsWe are resilient, stubborn, and reckless. We are sensitive, hesitant, and confused. We live in our own worlds but try to break into others’. As we come across each other in this bittersweet symphony called youth, we slowly stumble into the bewildering future together. - Lanca Li