My American Dream

A young Chinese immigrant returns to family home in NYC Chinatown on the Chinese New Year's Eve, hoping to repair the relationship with his father.

  • Fritz Frauendorf
    Director
  • Lincoln Fu
    Director
  • Lincoln Fu
    Writer
  • Sherry Yang
    Producer
  • Lincoln Fu
    Producer
  • Tancy Karat
    Producer
  • Lincoln Fu
    Key Cast
    "Jay"
  • Noba Bayarsaikhan
    Key Cast
    "father"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    我的美国梦
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • New York Film Academy Thesis Film
    Burbank
    United States
Director Biography - Fritz Frauendorf, Lincoln Fu

Lincoln Fu:
I was born in Hebei, China. In 2013, I came to America to pursue my college degree at the George Washington University and majored in International Relations. In 2016, my junior year, I decided to take some time off from politics, as I learned that one of the most challenging things to do in the world is to change people’s mind. And looking back at my past, I realized that my life and my view of this world was much influenced by stories told on screen. When I was a kid living in China, films and TVs were the main media for me to learn about the world on the other side of the earth. Thus, after graduated from GWU in 2017, I went to the New York Film Academy to study acting and filmmaking, hoping to learn how to use this form of art to express my thoughts and beliefs, as it has helped many storytellers once influenced me. In 2019, I Graduated from NYFA with my MFA in acting. During the mere two years of studying acting and films, my practice of this art form has helped me understand better of my past experiences. I learned so much about myself and acquired many new aspects to look at this imperfect but beautiful world.

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Director Statement

Ever since I entered this art form, I have always been trying my very best to convey thoughts and stories in my craft. Because I know for a fact that many people themselves do not have the luxury to tell their own stories to the world, but it doesn’t mean their stories are less worthy of telling. We as human beings are unique, but we also share similar experiences and emotions. And sometimes our own stories represent not only ourselves, but also many others whom we might have never met before. And that’s the beauty of this art. And it’s also where our responsibility calls. We as artists have the responsibility to help those stories to be told and heard.