Harold strands his apathetic son on the other side of the country. The challenge: make yourself interesting - find your way home and don’t do it quickly. He then alienates his self-hating daughter and pushes away his bored wife to setup this blunt, multi-generational black comedy/drama.
Told from an Asian American perspective by writer|director X. Dean Lim with a script that scored in the top 5% on The Black List, First World Problems is set to premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Featuring Stephen Park (Fargo), Tamlyn Tomita (Berlin Station), Brandon Soo-Hoo (Tropic Thunder) and Nikki Soohoo (The Lovely Bones) and shot by the ethereal lens of Chris Saul (Nike, Lenovo), First World Problems asks just how bad is your shit, really?
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A serialized, Insider's exploration of the creative process, unpacking inspiration, expression and a good old-fashioned love of television & film.
EPISODE THREE: THE MAGIC OF ALCHEMY (4minutes:45seconds)
The last in this series featuring Superman: the Movie, the casting process is greatly under appreciated. No matter how good the technical tools you have to create an illusion, they mean nothing without strong, convincing talents to execute with them. And to have that requires inspiration and a rock-solid conceit of what you want your performers to say. It also requires to see beyond the surface, to make a conscious effort to find what an individual brings to a character. For those who do it, I think they deserve their own awards category. And with the rise of the Character Actor as leads - which I thought came when The West Wing came into prominence to launch our current Golden Age of television - audiences are looking for that depth. Sure, there will always be pretty faces on screen. But people also want to see performers who bring insight into the human condition, perhaps more so than ever before.