subway song

had lunch with yvonne when i was in los angeles back in february
and we talked about working together again.

when she texted me last month, “hey girl! i’m coming to new york!”
i figured it’d be a great opportunity to shoot one of the vignettes for the love cats,
a feature i’ve been writing, working on.

frame grab.


 

casting her counterpart was… frustrating.
so many overzealous actors who lacked talent and exuded insincerity.

when u-shin came in for his audition,
he had this sweet, charismatic disposition that made me immediately like him.
he nailed the scene on the first take and was down to play around with me;

i had to cast him.

in some shots, u-shin reminds me of a young miu kiu wai.

goodbye sf bitches!

last friday, my last night in sf,
cat took me to club mighty to down coronas mixed with redbull
and i danced until 4am to some damn good techno.

now back at my parents house in elk grove.
it’s nice having mom take care of me and feed my belly.
i told her i was going to marry a girl like her one day.
she shook her head and let out a sigh.

and sure, why not.
here was my first attempt at narrative film making,
produced last year for my media production class.

 
“mỹ Ä‘en”, in english and vietnamese (with english subtitles)

total running time: 4:25.

 
currently listening to:
cat wouldn’t let me play oh l’amour in the car
because the last time i was heartbroken,
we blasted that song on repeat the whole time we drove to and back from lake tahoe.

so we sang along to

this
instead.