ASIA A

Inspired by a true story. A recent spinal cord injury patient struggles to reconcile his sense of self-worth with his new reality as a paraplegic.

  • Andrew Reid
    Director
  • Roberto Saieh
    Writer
  • Andrew Reid
    Writer
  • Jake Katofsky
    Producer
  • Eric Baird
    Producer
  • London Brown
    Key Cast
    “Marquise”
    Ballers
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince
    Key Cast
    “Noah”
    Stranger Things, True Blood, Constantine, Identity
  • Elizabeth Keener
    Key Cast
    “Megan”
    The L Word
  • Paulina Bugembe
    Key Cast
    “Camilla”
    The Good Place
  • James Shipp
    Key Cast
    “Daniel”
  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 45th Student Academy Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • LA Shorts International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    July 31, 2018
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • HollyShorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    August 14, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival
    Martha's Vineyard, MA
    United States
    September 8, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Baltimore International Black Film Festival
    Baltimore, MD
    United States
    October 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Overcome Film Festival
    Anaheim, CA
    United States
    October 23, 2018
    Best Actor / Best Supporting Actor / Official Selection
  • SCAD Savannah Film Festival
    Savannah, GA
    United States
    November 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Directors Guild of America (DGA) Student Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 4, 2018
    Jury Award
  • San Diego Black Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    January 31, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Bill Johnson Black Film Festival
    Gary, IN
    United States
    February 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Taos Shortz Film Fest
    Taos, NM
    United States
    March 22, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Phoenix Film Festival
    Scottsdale, AZ
    United States
    April 6, 2019
    Best African American Short Film / Official Selection
  • Discover Film Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 7, 2019
    Best Student Film / Official Selection
  • Sarasota Film Festival
    Sarasota, FL
    United States
    April 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Crossroads Film Festival
    Jackson, MS
    United States
    April 12, 2019
    Best Student Film / Official Selection
  • Capital City Film Festival
    Lansing, MI
    United States
    April 13, 2019
    Official Selection
  • USC First Look Industry Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 18, 2019
    Best Drama / Official Selection
  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
    Dubuque, IA
    United States
    April 20, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Sunscreen Film Festival
    St. Petersburg, FL
    United States
    April 26, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach, CA
    United States
    April 27, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
    Jim Thorpe, PA
    United States
    April 28, 2019
    Best Student Film / Best Student Screenplay / Official Selection
  • River Bend Film Festival
    Goshen, IN
    United States
    May 3, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Twister Alley Film Festival
    Woodward, OK
    United States
    May 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • CAA Moebius
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    May 14, 2019
    Official Selection
  • SENE Film Festival
    Chepachet, RI
    United States
    May 18, 2019
    Honorable Mention (Best Student Film) / Official Selection
  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
    Tokyo
    Japan
    June 3, 2019
    Japan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Color of Conversation Film Festival
    Denver
    United States
    July 20, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Stony Brook Film Festival
    Stony Brook, NY
    United States
    July 19, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Woods Hole Film Festival
    Woods Hole
    United States
    August 2, 2019
    Official Selection
  • The RSF Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
    Martha's Vineyard
    United States
    August 10, 2019
    Finalist / HBO Shorts Competition
  • Sidewalk Film Festival
    Birmingham
    United States
    August 19, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Breckenridge Film Festival
    Breckenridge
    United States
    September 19, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Golden Door International Film Festival
    New Jersey
    United States
    September 21, 2019
    Official Selection
  • International Black Film Festival
    Nashville
    United States
    October 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Napa Valley Film Festival
    Napa Valley
    United States
    November 13, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a DGA Award winning director and recent graduate from USC School of Cinematic Arts. Since his tenure at USC, he has worked at Pearl Street Films, Paramount Pictures, Intel, NBCUniversal, Discovery Communications and Sony Music Entertainment where he wrote, directed and produced.

At the age of 21, he became paralyzed from the chest down. A malformation of his blood vessels (AVM) resulted in a rupture which compressed his spine while he was sleeping, leaving him completely paralyzed. He was told by doctors he would never walk again but with dedication and perseverance he regained movement. Today, he walks with a cane and continues to progress in strength and health. He became an advocate for the disabled community and expanded his film production skills by moving from Miami to Los Angeles.

His goal is to foster his directing skills to bring new and diverse perspectives to cinema, that promote a culturally progressive future for our society.

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Director Statement

ASIA A has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Filmmaker Fund. The feature film will expand on the world created in the short film.