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An Essential Delivery

When a down on her luck young woman is laid off due to COVID-19, she takes a food delivery job to pay rent, exposing her to the challenges and unexpected blessings of life.

  • Shane P. Liao
  • Shane P. Liao
  • Jessica Chen
  • Joann Wang
  • Joyce Chang
  • Haley Sakamoto
    Key Cast
  • Felicia Tu
    Key Cast
    "Gia's Mom"
  • Sharlene Radlein
    Key Cast
  • Eric Arriola
    Key Cast
  • Taylor Threadgill
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Chen
    Key Cast
  • Jordan Diggory
    Key Cast
    "Harrasser 1"
  • Miguel Espino
    Key Cast
    "Harrasser 2"
  • Kyle Jurassic
    Key Cast
    "Rude Guy"
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese
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Director Biography - Shane P. Liao

Upon graduating film school at Boston University in 2017, Shane felt like he has yet fully grasped what it means to tell an emotionally connected story. This is something he learned as he traveled the world the past two years, listening to different people of various cultures tell their life stories. He recently moved to NYC, and founded an Asian American creative community to work together on bringing Asian American stories and films to life.

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Director Statement

An Essential Delivery is a film I felt like I needed to tell when I came back to New York City last summer in the height of Covid-19 and Asian hate crimes. I wanted to touch upon the fact that every Asian here in the U.S. are working hard to get by, just like anyone else. There will be ups and downs in life, and this film captures a little of both.