Come Back Lucky Cat

After a night of losing at the Mahjong table, Harry is desperate for a way to turn his luck around. He happens upon a small sugar cane juice shop in the middle of Hong Kong. While he waits for Vae to pour his juice, he is struck by a magical lucky cat sitting atop a shelf against the wall. He makes a deal to buy the lucky cat, in hopes it will help him win back all the money he lost the night before. When Vae's mother finds out that she sold the lucky cat, which was a precious family heirloom, she tells her daughter she must get it back from Harry. Vae searches Hong Kong for Harry to no avail. He is already back at the Mahjong table, with his good luck charm. After a night of winning, one of the other players grows suspicious of his lucky cat and tosses it out the window. Koichi happens to be walking by with his son at the moment it falls from the window and catches the lucky cat. He is on his way to the sugar cane juice store where Vae spots the lucky cat and ends up in a tussle with him to get it back. During the struggle, the lucky cat falls to the floor and reveals all of Harry's winnings which he stuffed in the lucky cat. Koichi walks off with the money as Vae restores the lucky cat back on the shelf of her family's sugar cane juice store, where it belongs.

  • Azumi Hasegawa
    Director
  • Azumi Hasegawa
    Writer
    Pan
  • Azumi Hasegawa
    Producer
    Pan
  • Haoyan of America
    Producer
  • Vaevae Chan
    Key Cast
    “Vae”
  • Harry Yu
    Key Cast
    “Harry”
  • Wong Kit Ying
    Key Cast
    “Mother”
  • Koichi Okazaki
    Key Cast
    “Koichi”
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    28,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    Chinese, English, Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4096 x 2160
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Azumi Hasegawa

Azumi Hasegawa is a New York based writer originally from Tokyo. Her articles appear in Japanese editions of Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar. She also wrote the short film, "Pan" which screened at film festivals worldwide and produces commercials for companies such as Uniqlo, Google and Marvel. "Come Back Lucky Cat" marks her directorial debut.

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