Amanda Sum - 'Different Than Before'

An Asian family celebrating at a Chinese restaurant for their daughter's engagement joyfully sing karaoke on stage when suddenly a group of racist hecklers shout at them. The head of the family, usually quiet and reserved, gets up on stage to sing next.Through a dreamscape fantasy and a montage of childhood flashbacks, the father is transformed into mega pop star "Baba", and finds his courage to be the force needed for good. He snaps back to reality, back to the restaurant, and back to the hecklers in the room. With a newfound sense of urgency, the father confronts the hecklers and rallies the entire restaurant of onlookers to boot them out.

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Credits

Director:

Mayumi Yoshida

Executive Producer:

Sebastien Galina

Producer:

Sebastien Galina, Lynne Lee, Mayumi Yoshida, Amanda Sum

Screenwriter:

Mayumi Yoshida

Cinematographer:

Alfonso Chin

Editor:

Nach Dudsdeemaytha

Production Designer:

Neil Colango

Sound Designer:

Sebastien Galina

Music:

Amanda Sum

Principal Cast:

Tzi Ma, Olivia Cheng, Amanda Sum, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Linda Leong, Sachin Sahel, Howie Lai, Jasmine Chen

Additional Credits:

Costume Designer: Alaia Hamer

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Sebastien Galina
Boldly Creative Inc.
sebastien@boldly.ca
+1 (778 )898-0654

Publicity Contact:

Lynne Lee
lynnelee@cheerful.com
‭+1 (778) 898-0654‬

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2022

Genre:

Singer-Songwriter

Screening in:

Music Videos Program

Screening Section:

Music Videos Competition

Screening Category:

Music Video

Language:

English, Cantonese with English Subtitles

Runtime:

6 mins