When a college-bound Chinese American artist has a confrontation with his traditional, first-generation father, which triggers his first panic attack, he has to use art to express himself so that he can better understand and connect to his family.

  • Jeremy Hsing
  • Jeremy Hsing
  • Ken Rudnick
  • Tiffany Hue
  • Jeremy Hsing
  • Nikki Soohoo
    Key Cast
    "Carrie Huang"
    The Lovely Bones, Stick It, Bring it on Fight to the Finish
  • Patrick Zhang
    Key Cast
    "Christian Huang"
  • Howard Young
    Key Cast
    "Arnold Huang"
  • Rachel Kho
    Key Cast
    "Olivia Huang"
  • Jeremy Hsing
  • Jacqueline Gerdne
    Director of Photography
  • Chris Asperin
  • Annie Wu
  • Alyson Choi
  • Jenna Sabra
  • Grace Fang
    Storyboard Artist
  • Paige Brunson
    Background Artist
  • Kevin Tie
    Assistant Camera
  • Cody Miller
    Assistant Camera
  • Sela Pierce
  • Ethan Major
    Key Grip
  • Tiffany Hue
    Assistant Director
  • Jenna Signorelli
    Assistant Director
  • Renee Kao
    Production Designer
  • Jeremy Hsing
    Costume Designer
  • Nicole Anticona
    Hair and Makeup Artist
  • Jenna Signorelli
    Sound Mixer
  • April Peng
    Assistant Editor
  • Angelina Hue
    Script Supervisor
  • Kiara Vaziri
    Dance Choreographer
  • Immanuel Ibon
  • Tyrelle Massey
    Sound Editor
  • Jackson Kuramoto
    Production Assistant
  • Christina Campbell
    Production Assistant
  • Raylene Factora
    BTS Videographer
  • Alec Xiao
    BTS Videographer
  • Conrad Cao
    BTS Editor
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Family
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - UCLA
  • WeScreenplay Shorts Contest 2021

  • Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival

  • Dallas Screenwriting Competition

  • Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards

  • Independent Shorts Awards

    Official Selection
  • CineAsian Films

    Official Selection
  • Indie Short Fest

    Official Selection
  • IndieX Film Fest

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jeremy Hsing

Jeremy Hsing is a senior at UCLA majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Film, Television and Digital Media & Art History with dreams to be a TV drama writer. He was born on February 29th, 2000, much to the dismay of his mother who didn’t want his birthday to only exist once every four years. However, Jeremy took the event as a badge of honor, believing that he was destined for greatness.

Since then, he’s been Editor-in-Chief of his highschool newspaper, a Development Intern at FilmNation and Branded Pictures Entertainment, a Research Intern at the Center for Scholars & Storytellers and 60 Second Docs, and a Film Festival Intern at the The MY HERO Project. Additionally, he founded a bi-weekly film review podcast titled Iridescence that was featured on the Daily Bruin, wrote an Oscars op-ed for Fortune Magazine, had his first screenplay produced by the UCLA Film Summer Institute, and worked at the Hammer Museum as a Gallery Ambassador. He is currently interning at WarnerMedia as a Creative Equity + Inclusion intern.

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Director Statement

This past year has been an unprecedented era of hate and violence towards the AAPI community, and our generation is no stranger to this hostility. During this time, I wrote Iridescence from the heart, a story of family and love that destigmatizes mental health and humanizes my community while shedding light on stigmatized issues on disability and intergenerational trauma. I believe that hate comes from a lack of empathy, and film gives the viewer that glimpse into someone else’s life, finding a universality in the personal. With Iridescence, my goal is to bridge the divide in our world and help us see each other not as archetypes, but as human beings.

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