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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Coin Boy


Directed by Chuan-Yang Li

Shorts Competition / Taiwan / 2016 / 24 mins / Mandarin with English subtitles / Color / 16:9, D-Cinema

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Downtown Independent
May 3, 2017 9:30 pm


Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles.
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Tai is a fourth grade student whose family owns a claw machine business. He often travels with his father to help with the replenishment and collecting of coins from the claw machines. Today is the day to pay for the school camping fees. Tai brings exact coins to school to pay for it, but his teacher asks him to change the coins into bills before he pays. Tai is very upset, but doesn’t want to tell his father about what happened at school. After school, when they start to work together again, Tai is lurking to find a chance to change those coins into bills himself…


Director's Bio

Chuan-Yang Li majored in Film and graduated from Shih Hsin University. His graduation film, NAIL HOUSE, has been screened at Kaohsiung Film Festival and Golden Harvest Awards Short Film Festival. He is currently studying motion picture at the National Taiwan University of Arts.


Executive Producer: Chao-Cheng Zhang
Producer: Hsin-Yun Tsai
Director: Chuan-Yang Li
Writer: Chuan-Yang Li
Cinematographer: Ta-Ching Yang
Art Design: Zheng-Xin Wang, Yung-Ju Tang
Sound Mixers: Huei-Cheng Chung, Lan-Ting Hsu
Music: Wan-Ting Li, Li
Editor: Chuan-Yang Li

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Plays In:
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Downtown Independent
May 3, 2017 9:30 pm