Short film, Being submitted to festivals

“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.


Runtime: 21
Directed By: Alexandra Hsu
Written By: Michael Cumes
Story By: Alexandra Hsu
Produced By: Alexandra Hsu, Roxy Shih
Cinematography By: Enrique Unzueta-Miranda
Edited By: Brett Noborikawa
Additional Editing: Zekun Mao
Production Design By: Yao Zhang
Starring: Michelle Ang, Cindera Che, Amir Malaklou, Grace Shen
Production Companies: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia, Alexandra House Productions


  • 2017 NYU Tisch Dennis Riese Production Award


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