Tired of getting pushed and punished by his own parents, Wei-Lai, an 11-year-old Chinese American boy, decides to show up at his best friend’s family and offer himself up for their adoption.


  • Robin Wang: DirectorGraduation, Portrait of a Lady, Blind Chance
  • Tony G.X. Shi: WriterHotel Chinatown
  • Andy Yi Li: ProducerAleeya
  • Naomi Shroff-Mehta: Producer, Love in a Parking Lot
  • Arthur Zhang: Key Cast, “Wei-Lai”
  • Benjamin Widner: Key Cast, “Luca”
  • Zhan Wang: Key Cast, “Mr. Hao”, The Five Minutes, Where Dreams Rest, Li Shan
  • Eon Song: Key Cast, “Mrs. Hao”, The Five Minutes, Sunset Sunrise
  • Laura Chowenhill: Key Cast, “Mrs. Francis”, Co-Moms
  • Chris Devlin: Key Cast, “Mr. Francis”, Criminal Minds, Windtalkers, Shameless


  • Project Type: Short
  • Genres: Comedy, Family, Drama
  • Runtime: 13 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date: March 20, 2022
  • Production Budget: 20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • Student Project

Screenings / Awards

  • College Television Awards (Student Emmys) Los Angeles
    United States
    December 8, 2022
    Best Comedy Series
  • Bentonville Film Festival Bentonville
    United States
    June 25, 2022
    World Premiere
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Newport Beach
    United States
    October 19, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival Rhode Island
    United States
  • CAA Moebius
    United States
  • Cordillera International Film Festival Reno-Tahoe
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Boston Asian American Film Festival Boston
    United States
    October 20, 2022
    Official Selection
  • DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival Washington DC
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Tallgrass Film Festival Wichita, Kansas
    United States
    September 23, 2022
    Kansas Premiere
    Official Selection

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