Private Project

Frank and Kass

FRANK treks back home to his parents after recently being laid off with his young daughter KASS in tow. With their lives packed in a pickup truck, they drive across the California desert, hoping to make it to their destination in one piece.

  • Norbert Shieh
    Washes, Huan Dao
  • Norbert Shieh
  • Jake Mumm (Co-Story)
  • Jake Mumm
  • Giulia Caruso
  • Ki Jin Kim
  • Hidekun Hah (Frank)
    Key Cast
  • ViviAnn Yee (Kass)
    Key Cast
  • Ki Jin Kim (Cinematographer)
  • Wey David Wang (Assistant Camera)
  • Rasika Ruwanpathirana (Sound Mixer)
  • Ugo Derouard (Sound Editor)
  • Ester Song Kim (Production Designer)
  • Film Type:
  • Genres:
    Road Movie, Family, Asian American, Drama
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English, Korean
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Blackmagic
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    April 29, 2015
    World Premiere
    An Armed With a Camera Fellowship Film
  • San Diego Asian American Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    November 11, 2015
  • Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario - Canada
    November 10, 2015
    International Premiere
  • Seattle Asian American Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    February 21, 2016
  • Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival
    Ithaca, NY
    April 16, 2016
  • DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon
    Eugene, OR
    May 1, 2016
    Nominated Best Short Narrative
  • Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival
    Sacramento, CA
    United States
    May 28, 2016
  • Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival
    Houston, TX
    United States
    June 18, 2016
Director Biography - Norbert Shieh

NORBERT SHIEH is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker exploring new perspectives on the everyday through delicate and formal observations. Based in Los Angeles, his films and collaborations as a cinematographer have screened internationally in festivals and venues, including Sundance, Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Jihlava International, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, LACMA, REDCAT, Anthology Film Archives and Paris’ Centre Pompidou. PRESERVES, his current feature documentary in progress, is the recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital Film/Video grant. Shieh is also a 2015 fellow in Visual Communication's Armed With a Camera program. He holds both a BA in Visual Arts from UCSD and a MFA in Film/Video from CalArts.

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