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Prom Time!

Upon overhearing her teen daughters recount their dating experiences while getting ready on prom night, Judy accidentally drugs herself with Chinese herbal medicine spiraling her into a gaudy sexual fantasy with the class hunk.

  • Jessica Liu
    Director
  • Jessica Liu
    Writer
  • Leann Lei
    Key Cast
  • Alice Tsui
    Key Cast
  • Megan Zhang
    Key Cast
  • Everett Tucker
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 24 seconds
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jessica Liu

Jessica Liu is an award winning filmmaker from the San Francisco Bay Area with a playful and refreshing storytelling style. Her films have been selected at Oscar qualifying film festivals - Cinequest, San Francisco Independent Film Festival, Dances with Films, and streaming on Amazon Prime). She is a 2023 Frieze LA Fellow with Endeavor Content, Ghetto Film School, Fifth Season. She was highlighted as a Comedic Creator to follow in Whohaha ‘s 2022 Comedy Call Out. Her film "Prom Time!" was awarded the "Women's Empowerment" Award at the Anaheim Film Festival and hand-selected by Emmy winner Kate Hackett for mentorship at the Cinema Femme 2021 showcase. She is developing her debut feature film and an anthology film with female directors.

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Director Statement

"Prom Time!" is a very personal story that combines the questions of what being a first generation Chinese American woman can mean in today's society. Focusing on the taboo but necessary subject of female sexuality and pleasure that is often denied to the portrayal of Asian - (especially immigrant Asian) - women on screen, my goal is to humanize our characters and bring sex positivity as a form of ownership for our heroines. Touching upon mythological aspects of ancient Chinese culture - face reading, fortunes, Traditional Chinese Medicine - through magical realism, I worked to create a unique vision for this film. I also wanted to juxtapose the elements of classic teenage high school dating with Judy's sexual repression to explore how much of our desires, traumas, and emotions are passed on through generations of mothers, daughters, and sisters.