Godspeed

An ambitious delivery boy decides to pursue his dreams at the expense of his financially struggling father.

  • Chiahao Chou
    Director
  • Chiahao Chou
    Writer
  • Phil Nee
    Key Cast
  • Nic Tom
    Key Cast
  • Alanah Rafferty
    Producer
  • Teena Omar
    Producer
  • Oliver Dudman
    Editor
  • Darren Joe
    Director of Photography
  • Ryan Abugan
    Music Composer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • LA Shorts Awards - October 2017
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Short Film Platinum Award
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 4, 2017
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
    Philadelphia
    United States
    November 10, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Kapow Intergalactic Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 15, 2017
    Nominee: Best Short, Best Ensemble Cast
  • The Wayward Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Semifinalist for Storyteller Prize
  • The Taste Awards
    Los Angeles
    March 22, 2018
    Best Ethnic Lifestyle Films & Documentaries
  • DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
    Washington D.C
    United States
    May 13, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Chiahao Chou

Born in Taiwan, raised in New Jersey, Chiahao Chou is a self-taught writer/director. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in finance from Fordham University, and establishing a career within the industry, he decided to pursue his true passion of filmmaking. His first two short films, “Man of God” and "Affection", have screened at several noteworthy festivals. (Soho Int'l Film Festival, Williamsburg Int'l Film Festival, New York No Limits, etc.) His latest effort, “Godspeed”, is currently up for consideration at premier festivals around the world.

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Director Statement

I once believed the idea that following a "nontraditional" route as being taboo was particularly pronounced within the Asian American community. The pressure of not failing seemed to permeate the culture. However, as this production developed, it became more apparent how universal this feeling was. It was comforting to discover how crew members of different backgrounds could all relate. “Godspeed” is meant to explore the challenges of pursuing a passion and how polarizing it can be.