Parked in America

Parked in America

Jamie Park arrives in Illinois, fresh off the plane from Seoul, where she meets her cousin Eli, and his parents and sister. On her first day at St. Mary’s High, Jamie meets Eli’s girlfriend Lauren, and Eli’s estranged best friend Harvey. Lauren and Harvey become fast friends with Jamie, throwing Eli for a loop. Eli throws a party, and after a triggering conversation, Jamie storms out of the house. Eli chases after her, asking why she’s staying with his family, prompting Jamie to reveal the real reason why she’s there.

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Luke Salin

Kayla Yumi Lewis




Showrunner: Kayla Yumi Lewis
Directors: Luke Salin, Kayla Yumi Lewis
Executive Producer: Ann Swenson
Producer: Ann Swenson, Cole Bannick, Jori Johnson, Alexandro Pacheco
Screenwriter: Kayla Yumi Lewis
Cinematographer: San Yvin
Editor: Hyeseung Kim
Production Designer: Elizabeth W. Bescherer
Sound Designer: Kathryn Ly-Bishop
Music: Eric Smith
Principal Cast: Judy Song, Jeff Lawless, Solomon Abell, Ella Baker-Smith, Judy Han, Jim Cairl, Lexi Perkel, MeeWha Alana Lee
Additional Credits: First Assistant Director: Elizabeth Rezende


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Kayla Yumi Lewis
Parked in America
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Jori Johnson
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, LGBTQ, Romance
Screening Section: Episodic Pilot Competition
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: United States
Language: English, Korean
Runtime: 31 mins