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The year is 1962. James picks up his older sister, Barbara from college for the Thanksgiving holiday. After a racist encounter in a nearby diner, they think they're being followed, but realize in the end that it's not someone they expected.

  • Alexandra Hsu
  • Michael Cumes
  • Alexandra Hsu
  • Rebecca Shuhan Lou
  • Sophie Luo
  • Ashley George
  • Anthony Ma
    Key Cast
  • Jennifer Soo
    Key Cast
  • Gareth Yuen
    Key Cast
  • Noam Shapiro
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Short Film
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense, Asian American
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Alexa Mini
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Alexandra Hsu

Alexandra Hsu is a Chinese American filmmaker, born and raised in Orange County, CA. Alexandra received her Bachelors degree from Scripps College, double majoring in Media Studies and Asian Studies. Her thesis project was titled "Women: From Cultural Revolution to Capitalist Revolution" where she interviewed 20 people and discussed their views on life and education. She was awarded the Payton Watkins Media Studies Award and received a grant to make her thesis documentary through Pomona College Museum of Art's Exhibit that year, "China Insights." She gained experience working on four documentaries including Official Beijing Olympics Film, The Everlasting Flame and Brett Morgen’s Crossfire Hurricane about the Rolling Stones. Her first internship was with Spyglass Entertainment. One of her most rewarding experiences was working for Ellen Sandler, writer and Executive Producer on Everybody Loves Raymond, on her web series, Marisa Rules.

Alexandra received her MFA from NYU Tisch in Film Production and Directing, where she realized her strengths were as a director and producer. Over the last few years, Alexandra directed four short films in Singapore, Hong Kong, France, and Orange County, CA respectively, and has directed a spec commercial, “Dove Real Beauty Sketches Asia”. Her Hong Kong short, “Sophie,” has done very well in festivals. It screened at over fifteen film festivals, including Oscar Qualifiers – Austin FF (WP, nominated for Best Student Film), Foyle FF (IP, nominated for the Light in Motion Short Film Award), HollyShorts, and the LA Asian Pacific FF (Nominated for the Golden Reel Award). "POP!" is her NYU thesis film, starring Emmy-nominated actress, Michelle Ang. Alexandra has produced films in the Philippines, China, New York / Utah, Tijuana, Mexico / San Diego, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Her goal is to tell stories that reach a global audience, universal stories that can be appreciated by everyone around the world.

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