My Redneck Neighbor

A Redneck Clan hastily moves onto a Crazy Asian Clan's hillside outpost while exploding on each other and the neighborhood rapidly!

  • Trudy Sargent
  • Cat Ling
    Coyote Ugly
  • Cat Ling
    Rice Girl
  • Chris Davis
  • Eric Roberts
    Key Cast
    "Leroy Reddick"
  • Courtney Gains
    Key Cast
  • Bai Ling
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese
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  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Trudy Sargent

Trudy's professional background is rooted in the field of sales and distribution. During her tenure at Kinowelt and Crescendo Films, she successfully released New Line Cinema titles in Eastern Europe, with notable achievements including the distribution of major films such as Rush Hour 3 and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

In pursuit of her passion for production, Trudy established Red Pictures Media in London, an independent production company primarily focused on the development of feature-length screenplays. Her first venture as a producer and co-writer culminated in Are You Ready For Love? - a romantic comedy produced in collaboration with Carnaby Films and distributed in England by Sony Pictures Classics. This film achieved substantial acclaim, securing five awards at the esteemed Monaco Film Festival in 2006, including the coveted Best Screenplay accolade. Furthermore, it attained a prominent position within the UK DVD market's Top 10 rankings.

At Carnaby Films, Trudy was instrumental in the production of Dolphins, a high-energy cinematic offering subsequently released in the United States under the title Octane by Lionsgate. She was the co-producer on the psychological thriller Daddy's Girl, which was released in the United States as Cravings by Grindhouse Entertainment. The film won Best Film at the Bafta Wales in 2007.

Inspired by her transformative experience in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) training under the guidance of Richard Bandler, Trudy embarked on a journey to establish herself as a director. Her directorial debut, Road to Damascus, is a thought-provoking short film characterized by its nonlinear narrative, exploring the theme of racial judgments in contemporary life.

Driven by a profound affinity for narratives involving complex characters and profound stories, Trudy directed and produced an array of thrilling dramas, including The Boy Who Became King, Classified, Fighter's Chance (captured in native 3D), Siempre Seras and 5IVE. The movies garnered both national and international recognition through numerous festival awards.

In her directorial endeavors, Trudy directed recently Wavy, a dramatic thriller set in LA and Predators of the Deep, the Hunt for the Lost Four, set in Florida and filmed as a documentary about the disappearance of four students in Ponce Inlet, the shark capital of the world.

Past work include The Long Way, a poignant coming-of-age tale scripted by Joshua Hamburger, Slammed!, a riveting thriller set in East LA penned by Michael Phillips and released by ITN in the US and MediaPro in Spain.

As a producer, Trudy has collaborated with Blackgold Media Partners on various TV shows and features, including the Emmy nominated show, A House Divided (Allblk), King of the Castle (fBET+), Passionate Betrayals (Tubi), Kiss Me for Christmas (BET+), Momma Said Come Home For Christmas (Starz).
Furthermore, in collaboration with Terry Loveday of Haymarket Films UK, Trudy initiated "That Film Festival" a prestigious competition featuring showcases in Berlin, Cannes, London and Marbella. The coveted prize offered within this competition is £1 million in production finance, awarded to the most deserving filmmaker.

Beyond her film career, Trudy extends her influence into the realm of personal development as a certified Tony Robbins trainer. Moreover, her adventurous spirit shines through her volunteer work with various organizations and charities in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

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Director Statement

Upon reading the script for "My Redneck Neighbour," I found it challenging to envision the existence of such characters. It's a common notion that one's neighbour can exert a profound influence on their life, either plunging it into turmoil or becoming a cherished friend. This brings to mind the well-known quote by Sartre, "Hell is other people.”

When directing the film, it was of utmost importance to me to portray a strong female lead character, one who does not succumb to victimhood in the face of adversity. Instead, she embodies strength, decisiveness, and the courage to assert herself.

Often, we assess individuals based on the racial biases we have been conditioned to hold. The film's tone artfully navigates the cultural diversity of its characters, seamlessly blending elements of Asian and "Redneck" cultures with humor and sensitivity.

The film commences with an unfriendly exchange between Cat, an Asian woman and her recently arrived California neighbor, Dirk, a traditional "Redneck." Dirk's initial lack of courtesy towards Cat creates an immediate frostiness between them. Tensions escalate when additional members of Dirk's family make their entrance, further complicating the situation and starting a “war” for honor, peace and territorial rights.

Often times, cultural clichés benefit from heightened dramatization to ensure that the message remains memorable. At the “Redneck Olympics”, we have various games that highlight Dirk's culture.
Initially expected to be an effortless victory, Dirk finds himself in confrontational, yet hilarious encounters with Cat and her Asian family, with several unexpected twists unfolding along the way.
Is winning the ultimate goal in life? Can we cultivate a culture of harmony and mutual understanding, even amidst our differences?