2007-09-28 It's the Hard-Knock Life: Short Films
The young characters in this eclectic set of shorts face the challenges of growing up, oftentimes suspended between two cultures. In their attempts to discover the world and their place in it, they press forward with determination and a lot of heart.
Total Running Time: 76 min.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (2006, 11 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by SJ Chiro
An engaging and stylized retelling of the classic story of a girl who goes to visit her grandmother.
ASTHMA TECH (2006, 7 min, Color, Video, Canada)
Directed by Jonathan Ng
A young boy's wild imagination is infectious in this animated story of childhood and superheroes.
JAIME LO: SMALL AND SHY (2006, 8 min, Color, Video, Canada)
Directed by Lillian Chan
A timid Chinese-Canadian girl uses a little imagination and artistry to bring her family back together.
LAST VACATION (2006, 11 min, Color, Video, USA, Korean w/E.S.)
Directed by Jae-Ho Chang
A dutiful son takes his ailing mother on a road trip, in this meditative film on family bonds and impending loss.
LEAD ROLE: FATHER (2004, 15 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by PJ Raval
Old wounds are reopened and examined when a father auditions for a role in his son's autobiographical film.
PANDAMANIA (2006, 6 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Chris Tsou
Adolescence can be difficult and especially painful when growing up as an American Born Panda under the spotlight of the National Zoo.
FLUTTER (2006, 7 min, Color, Video, Canada)
Directed by Howie Shia
Two friends--an athlete and a graffiti artist--embark on separate, exhilarating journeys in this animated sketch.
Winner, Open Entries Grand Prix, 2007 Tokyo International Anime Fair
WINDOWBREAKER (2006, 12 min, Color, Video, USA, Cantonese/Vietnamese)
Directed by Tze Chun
As seen through the eyes of a child, the safety of a suburban neighborhood is compromised after a string of neighborhood burglaries.
Official selection at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
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