Siblings Justin and Katie find an old photo journal with written post-it notes in Chinese from their late Father. This causes a schism as Justin is the only one able to decipher them leaving Katie in the dark. As Katie flees with the memento in hand to translate, Justin is left to clean their Father’s office alone. On their separate journey’s they meet again at the neighbourhood dollar store, a key memory reminds them of their Father’s neglect he had on both of their lives, shaping the assumptions whether Katie or Justin was traditionally more coveted. The Brother and Sister duo reconcile in their Father’s office, translating an apology written in Post-It notes, realizing that their Father’s dated traditional ways don’t need to shape their relationship with each other.

Credits

  • Joshua Lam: Director
  • Emily Ma: Writer
  • Leslie Kwan: Writer
  • Joshua Lam: Writer
  • Joshua Lam: Producer
  • Emily Ma: Key Cast, “Katie Cheung”
  • Leslie Kwan: Key Cast, “Justin Cheung”
  • Raymond Lam: Key Cast, “Father Cheung”
  • Martin Chan: Director of Photography

Specifications

  • Project Type: Short, Student
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Completion Date: October 19, 2019
  • Production Budget: 1,781 USD
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Country of Filming: Canada
  • Language: Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color

Screenings / Awards

  • Mighty Asian Movie Making Contest 2019 Vancouver
    Canada
    August 31, 2019
    Canadian Premiere
    Runner Up
  • Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2019 Vancouver
    Canada
    November 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Family: An Asian Perspective – Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Vancouver
    Canada
    January 27, 2020
    Official Selection