Deal With It

A destitute musician sneaks into a junkyard to steal back his own tour van in this dark comedy crime film-- but instead, discovers chaos in the trunk. A green card wife plans to get her freedom back with a gun in hand. A junkyard owner wants to take back control of his deals gone wrong.

  • Tian Tang
  • Tian Tang
  • Max Roseglass
  • Jason Chilcott
    Cork Man
  • Danny Rose
    Key Cast
    New York Undercover
  • Vance Clemente
    Key Cast
    Thorns for Flowers
  • Irma Cedeno
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dark comedy, Drama, film noir, black and white
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Tian Tang

Tian Tang is a Chinese filmmaker from Hangzhou, currently living in New York. She graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2017. Tian started making commercials, music videos and short films when she moved to Beijing in 2011. Influenced by various formats of sub-culture. As a young international female filmmaker, Tian is committed to the exploring new visual and narrative voices through storytelling.

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Director Statement

Before I found my passion for filmmaking, I wanted to either be in a punk rock band or to be a gangster.
This story is inspired by New York City and the Chinese philosophy of Taoism. I moved to NYC in 2016, I was more interested in places, which are dirty, junky, smelly and chaotic, rather than the Statue of Liberty or Times Square. I instinctively chose to write a story set in a junkyard when I first saw countless abandoned vehicles in salvage yards. Inspired by Taoism, the story is constructed to embody a life-philosophy of acceptance as each story line shares a similarity of depression.