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 SEVENTEEN: THE BITCH OF CONCEIT
Returning to the concept of conceit in writing, this episode asks the hard question: what is your script trying to say? To examine this, I choose a show that just about everyone knows. Being popular, however, doesn’t mean it’s universally understood. But to distill theme or idea keeps both the writer on point and the audience with something to grasp onto and in the end that’s the best brand of storytelling.