Directed by Jing Niu
Hornet, the leader of an all-girl skate group, is working at her family’s restaurant when a customer starts harassing her. Split between doing what she’s told and seeking vengeance, Hornet must come face to face with her own anger.
As an immigrant filmmaker who grew up in the American South, Jing Niu develops films stemming from her experiences. In 2016, Jing received the Boreas Traveler’s Grant to retrace the footsteps of a Japanese feminist explorer. She created a film out of her own experience, which is also screening at this year’s LAAPFF. Currently based in LA, Jing spends her time making films featuring independent Asian female protagonists.
Director: Jing Niu
Producer: Brandy Eggermann
Director of Photography: Grant Bell
Production Designer: Clarisse Castelo
Costume Designer: Esther Ha
Composer: Josh Lim
Hair & Makeup: Esther Ha
Assistant Camera: Moses Goldfarb
Animator: Carmen Liang
Cast: Xinning Zhou
Shorts Programs / 34 minsVisual Communications is proud to guide the next generation of storytellers in visualizing their amazing stories through the Armed with a Camera Fellowship. Watch these films that range from a documentary about children born to Korean immigrant liquor store owners, to a narrative on growing up a Sikh child in America. - Milton Liu