First World Problems

First World Problems

Harold strands his apathetic teen son on the other side of the country. The challenge: make yourself interesting - find your way home and don’t do it quickly.

He then alienates his self-hating daughter and pushes away his bored wife to setup this blunt, multi-generational black comedy/drama.

Told from an Asian American perspective by writer|director X. Dean Lim with a script that scored in the top 5% on The Black List. Featuring Stephen Park (Fargo), Tamlyn Tomita (Berlin Station), Brandon Soo-Hoo (Tropic Thunder) and Nikki Soohoo (The Lovely Bones) and shot by the ethereal lens of Chris Saul (Nike, Lenovo), First World Problems asks just how bad is your shit, really?

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Director:  X. Dean Lim
Executive Producer:  X. Dean Lim
Screenwriter: X. Dean Lim
Cinematographer: Chris Saul
Editor: X. Dean Lim
Sound Designer: Eric Norris
Principal Cast: Stephen Park, Brandon Soohoo, Tamlyn Tomita, Nikki Soohoo


Public Film Contact
Julie Kim
Brown Dog Media
Publicity Contact
David Magdael
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Family
Screening Section: Independent Episodics
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 10:00 mins