A quirky dancer lives in her vivid imagination and longs to make her dreams a reality, but her traditional Korean parents have other plans in mind. When all Alice wants to do is run to dance rehearsal, her mother announces she's arranged a date with an eligible Korean doctor and his wealthy family before Alice becomes “cold rice”. As she escapes into her rich fantasy world, Alice is abruptly interrupted and has to navigate between fulfilling her parent’s expectations and bringing her dreams to life.

  • Kari Lee Cartwright
    Southern Winds (Virgin America Boing Boing)
  • Sarah Chang
    Alice (feature)
  • Sarah Chang
    Booked the Series (YouTube)
  • Kari Lee Cartwright
    BoomChickBoom (LA WebFest), Driving Miss Crazy (short), Meat the Parents (short), Tad and Kari (YouTube)
  • Esther Moon
  • Sarah Chang
    Key Cast
    Transparent (Amazon), Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), Quintuplets (FOX), Kings of Con (Comic-Con HQ), Chipped (AFI Directing Workshop for Women, dir. Joey Ally), Followed (indie feature)
  • Crystal Lee
    Key Cast
    Borderline (Amazon), God Bless America (short)
  • Jerry Marr
    Key Cast
    Dead Drop (Cannes Film Festival 2013), Miss Guided (FOX)
  • Esther Moon
    Key Cast
    Transparent (Amazon), House of Mayhem (PIlot), Acute Failure (feature), The Immortal Iron Fist (short)
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Korean
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 2016 Hollyshorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    August 17, 2016
    Los Angeles Premiere
  • 2017 Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Distribution Information
  • Gonella Productions
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Kari Lee Cartwright

Kari Lee Cartwright is a Los Angeles-based director, producer and actress. Her directing debut was the visually vibrant music video for Jane Lui's 'Southern Winds,' which recently got picked up for distribution on Virgin America's Boing Boing TV. As a producer, she won the LAwebfest best comedy series award for her show BoomChickBoom, in addition to winning best ensemble as a performer. She also wrote, produced and starred in the award winning short film "Driving Miss Crazy".

Kari Lee works with the film collective Light a Match Productions, where she produced the shorts "That Cookie Smell," "Meat the Parents," "Wish Bowl," and "Person's Reset." With her husband, Thaddeus Shafer, she wrote and produced the hit stage show, Seven Seductions of Taylor Swift, in addition to the companion web series, "Tad and Kari". As an actor, she has had roles on Scandal, Arrested Development, Bad Judge, Soul Man and was selected for the NBC Diversity Showcase. As part of the iO West mainstage house sketch team Thriller, she can regularly be seen on stage and in various national commercials, most recently in the very popular Kohl's Oscar campaign.

Kari Lee is a Korean adoptee and was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She started her career in musical theatre (Cats, Miss Saigon, Making Tracks, Secret Garden) and will often employ musicality and movement into her work.

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