Before I Got Famous
Directed by Giovanna Sarquis
Meet Alex. Son. Friend. Dreamer. Budding acting career. Disastrous love life. You might see him at your next audition, but he won’t be up for the next stereotype. Gay. Asian. Cast. He is so much more than what society defines him as. He is the next big thing. This is BEFORE I GOT FAMOUS.
Giovanna Sarquis graduated from the New York Film Academy with a BFA in Filmmaking, and is currently obtaining her MFA in Screenwriting at American Film Institute. Having accomplished several independent short-format projects as a writer/director, these projects been very well received in the Film Festival Circuit including Cannes. Giovanna now ventures into the creation of the comedic web series, BEFORE I GOT FAMOUS, and her first feature film is currently in development.
Executive Producers: Charlene Zhang, Kerena Huang
Producer: Leann Lei
Director: Giovanna Sarquis
Co-Creator: Vasco Xu
Writers: Q. Allan Brocka, Marc Muszynski
Cinematographer: Ana M. Amortegui
Editor: Austin Anderson
Shorts Programs, Transmedia / 81 minsWe stopped, looked, blinked, and couldn’t believe what we saw: a whole new generation of aspiring APA feature filmmakers who have found a creative outlet through episodic storytelling. Is this a short-cut for feature filmmaking? Or have our artists found a new, unexploited means of telling complete stories? This showcase will include a post-screening conversation with many of the creators behind these inventive new works. — Abraham Ferrer