On the scorching streets of Los Angeles, an African American woman named Janie begs by the roadside. In this moment, an Asian man named Kent passes by and notices that Janie is a disabled person with both arms missing. His heart fills with sympathy, and he gives Janie some money. However, as Kent turns to leave, Janie extends a hand from beneath her clothing, reaching for the money inside a plastic cup in front of her…


  • Qiujun Ma: Director
  • Qiujun Ma: Writer
  • Qiujun Ma: Producer
  • Jennifer Marie: Key Cast, “Janie”
  • Eddie Chen: Key Cast, “Kent”
  • Dayveontay Augisten Pedraza: Key Cast, “Blend Man”


  • Project Title (Original Language): 天使之城
  • Project Type: Short
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Completion Date: August 24, 2023
  • Production Budget: 1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: English
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker
  • Student Project: New York Film Academy