After hitting rock bottom thanks to a career-ending shoulder injury, All-American Quarterback, Joey Pacquiao meets Manny, a boy with early-onset multiple sclerosis, and begins to find fulfillment and true happiness by helping others from the sidelines.

  • Mina Kang
  • Zahrah Abdulrauf
  • Long Le
  • Joe Burns
    Key Cast
    "Joey Pacquiao"
  • Patrick Zhang
    Key Cast
  • Kevin Shin
    Director of Photography
  • Jason Y. Lee
    Executive Producers
  • Taylor Matsunaga
    Executive Producers
  • Eleanor Cho
    Executive Producers
  • Josh Jackson
    Executive Producers
  • R.J. Siu
    Executive Producers
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Jubilee Fellowship 2019 Film Screening
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    August 10, 2019
Director Biography - Mina Kang

From Sydney, Australia, Mina is a recent graduate of the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production). She is a filmmaker who worked as a freelance video editor at Paper Cranes Productions, production assistant at Photoplay Films, and content creator for Kindness Cafe. She aspires to create meaningful films that explore themes of diversity, hope, and food.

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Director Statement

Sidelined will always be special to me because it was the first short film I had ever directed and the tangible results of Jubilee Fellowship which was an unforgettable experience through which I made many friends around the world.