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Fighting Back

Fighting Back is a story in the 1980’s about a Chinese America born female in her late teens struggling with discrimination in the workplace in the South. She became disabled from an accident at work. She discovers that her boyfriend (who later becomes her husband) is a drug dealer and is hiding weapons in their home.

She suffers from much abuse, finds hope through a television evangelist show. Miraculously an Avon woman connects with her which becomes an open door for her escape. She survives through many trials and tribulations, recovers and has a new lease in life.

  • Judy Go Wong
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    Inspirationa, Drama
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    United States
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  • Action on Film Festival
    August 15, 2018
    Fairfax, VA
    April 14, 2018
    Best Local Short Film
Writer Biography - Judy Go Wong

Judy Go Wong is an American-born Chinese woman who was raised by Cantonese-speaking parents in Long Island, New York. She grew up in her Grandfather’s restaurants working her way up to being an assistant manager in her teens to grand opening restaurants at the age of 25. She now lives in the Washington metropolitan area with her wonderful husband and lovely daughter.

Judy began as an actress late in life when local business owners asked her to appear in ads, websites, and TV commercials over two decades ago. She is now a SAG-AFTRA actor who has spent four seasons on House of Cards and three seasons on VEEP.

Judy does more than act. She is a voice over talent, singer, screenwriter, producer, director, casting director, set designer, hair/makeup artist, wardrobe artist, craft services and catering when needed in a production. She is the author of “How to Start a Film Acting Career Right Where You Live”, a private coach for actors. Judy is an award winning filmmaker.

Judy has a heart to teach what she loves. She was a mentor for the 2017-2018 Smithsonian's Freer Sackler Teen Council teaching life skills, confidence and all jobs under the umbrella of filmmaking. In 2018 she was the Director of Operations and Festival Director at Asian Pacific American Film, Inc.

With her husband, she has also led Crown Ministries for two decades, a twelve week course on how to get out of debt and learning how to budget. She and her husband also led for over a decade a young married couples class, giving tools for a healthy balance, growing marriage. Judy has also served on a weekly basis with Prison Fellowship leading praise and worship to encourage people in prison.

Judy is the author of Restoring the Wounded Soul. Having gone through 40 years of healing herself, Judy became a certified massage therapist in 1994, so she may help others heal.
Judy speaks at conferences and women’s retreats to educate folks how to deal, feel, heal, forgive to live a healthy life through holistic healing.

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Writer Statement

This screenplay was written to encourage people in bad situations who’ve settled where they are. It’s to show them that no one ever needs to settle and it’s never too late to make changes.

They can Go Forth for ALL things are possible, never stop dreaming, believing or receiving the best!