NYU Thesis Short Film / “POP!” is a mother-daughter dramedy. “POP” follows the travails of an unemployed, thirtysomething Chinese American woman living at home with her mother, as she obsesses over ways to remedy or mask her adult acne in time for a family friend’s Chinese New Year banquet, where she hopes to reunite with an old high school crush.


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  • directed by:

    Alexandra Hsu

  • written by:

    Michael Cumes

  • story by:

    Alexandra Hsu

  • directed by:

    Alexandra Hsu

  • produced by:

    Alexandra Hsu, Roxy Shih

  • cinematography by:

    Enrique Unzueta-Miranda

  • edited by:

    Brett Noborikawa

  • production design by:

    Yao Zhang

  • starring:

    Michelle Ang, Cindera Che, Amir Malaklou, Grace Shen

  • production companies:

    NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Alexandra House Productions

Film Festivals

Official selection: 1 festivals

  • 2017 NYU Tisch Dennis Riese Production Award

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