Private Project

Fire Escape

Gina is an adopted Vietnamese American girl who has just moved into a new apartment. On Chinese New Years, she becomes reflective in the state of her own identity.

  • Q. Irene Peng
  • Q. Irene Peng
  • Connie Jo Sechrist
  • Amy Bui
    Key Cast
  • Lisa Williford
    Key Cast
  • Cameo Wood
    Executive Producer
  • MaliciousLee
  • Tamar Giligashvili
    Director of Photography
  • Kiana Ortega
    Script Supervisor
  • Disher Sound
    Sound Mixing
  • Sharissa Wright
    Sound Recordist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Q. Irene Peng

I am a Chinese American artist from Harlem, New York. Being a child of immigrants, I have been shown sacrifice, humility, and gratitude. I was unable to see my own story on screen, nor my family’s growing up. I always thought this was unfair. So I became a filmmaker to share the silenced voices that are loud, yet unheard.

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Director Statement

Chinese New Years was just around the corner when I started writing and I wanted to create a piece that reflects the state of being an Asian American in America. It’s for those who feel
particularly torn when thinking of what ethnicity/racial group to identify with. I hope that it will extend into conversations of what it means to be a part of any identity group.