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 SIX: WRITE WELL (4minutes:23seconds)
Writing is more than just plot. It's creating compelling characters for audiences to invest in. And it's not just the leads. Every person who shows up on frame should advance the plot and give information. And they should also entertain, even if they're a waiter, toll booth operator, receptionist, etc. - the seemingly ancillary members of a scene. Because creating those small moments is how we grab onto the story. The best thing about the cinematic experience is that is it a communal art form. As Writers, why not use as much of it as we can?