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A daughter attempts to announce her pregnancy to her busy mother.
A daughter attempts to announce her pregnancy to her busy mother.
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THE FILM

Steamed Dumpling is a story about a daughter who tries to share the news of her pregnancy with her Mother, whose strong personality makes it difficult for the daughter. It explores family dynamics as we see a breakdown of communication due to personal and cultural differences that the characters have to face.

This film is important to us for a couple of reasons. One is the power of the message.  Family is important and it is easy to become wrapped up in our own problems and worries and forget we are not alone.  If we are so focused on ourselves we sometimes miss the important events in our own lives.

Second, as film makers we are always evolving and learning.  Our crew is very talented and have had success, but we are still relatively new and are constantly learning.  This short film is a chance for us to refine our craft and prepare us for larger films in the future.

The funds raised for this project will go towards production of the short story. Mainly camera rentals, production design, and sustenance for cast/crew. We already have the key crew positions locked to shoot the film and are ready to go. Filming will begin shortly after the funds are raised, with post-production finishing up in October/November.

CREW

Producer:  Robert Andrus
Robert has worked on a couple of short films and is currently finishing his first feature.

Director: Brandon Ho
Writer and Director of the short film "My Hero" which won the "Best Children's Film" award at the College Television Awards.

Director of Photography: Micah Brown
A talented cameraman and amazing to be around, Micah shot the award winning "My Hero" and has an active YouTube presence.

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