Matthew Chang

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Matthew Chang

/ Director

Born September, 2000

My Story

Matthew Chang is a student studying Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University. He is from Palm Desert, California and has worked on various nonfiction and fiction projects through high school and college. He also served as the director of the Harvard College Film Festival.

Director Statement

This project is entirely based on my own cultural heritage. As many other children of immigrants, I have often felt a disconnect between the world of my immigrant family and the rest of my interactions in the United States. It’s a hard feeling to grapple with because both are fundamentally different and often difficult to reconcile. For the film, this idea was very evident in all stages of the creation. The narrator is stuck between a few worlds, represented by a father in China, an immigrant mother, and his independent work in school. Throughout the film, he tries and tries to make all these three fit in his life, which ends up partially working and partially not. All in all, the major themes of this film revolve around concepts and sensations regarding cultural heritage, and I hope it can resonate with people who have had similar experiences as me.

My Filmography

  • Year Film Title Description

My Award

  • Year Film Title Award(s)
  • May 10, 2022 Dragon A Chinese-American college student struggles to respond to a letter from his estranged father.

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