MEET THE VISIONARIES

Winners of the 2017 HBO APA Visionaries Competition

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2017 APA Visionaries Short Film Series: Dinh Thai on Monday
CAST

Kwan

Andre

Nina

Sasquatch

Puppet

Keith David Lin

L.A. Williams

Diamonique Noriega

Steve Castillo

Eddie Patino

PRODUCERS

Executive Producer

Producer

Dinh Thai

Brian Burgett

DIRECTORS

Director

Dinh Thai

WRITERS

Writer

Dinh Thai

Dinh Thai is a writer and director who made his start in commercial directing. Having graduated from Art Center’s film program, he currently runs his own production company Art and State, creating adverts for brands and ad agencies.

Thai’s HBO Visionaries film, Monday, is the story of a young drug dealer who finds himself struggling with the moral implications of his illicit profession.

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2017 APA Visionaries Short Film Series: Tiffanie Hsu on Wonderland
CAST

Susan

Adeline

Magician

Joan Chen

Audrey Hui

Keith Reay

PRODUCERS

Executive Producer

Producer

Producer

J & D Wong Foundation

Pin Liu

Domenica Castro

DIRECTORS

Director

Tiffanie Hsu

WRITERS

Writer

Tiffanie Hsu

Tiffanie Hsu is a writer and director whose works have shown at Sundance and Cannes Film Festival. She began her career as a director’s assistant for international popstar Leehom Wang and Ang Lee. She is currently developing a feature adaptation of her HBO Visionaries film, Wonderland.

Hsu’s HBO Visionaries film, Wonderland, is a coming-of-age story about a Chinese-American girl struggling to reconcile family and fantasy in America’s adult playground: Las Vegas.

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2017 APA Visionaries Short Film Series: Jingyi Shao on Toenail
CAST

Frank

Chang

Justin Lee

Keith Nam

PRODUCERS

Executive Producer

Executive Producer

Producer

Producer

Producer

Michael Wong

Jessica Q. Yang

Jingyi Shao

Justin Lee

Ryan David Tsang

DIRECTORS

Director

Jingyi Shao

WRITERS

Writer

Jingyi Shao

Jingyi Shao is a Chinese American director who has worked extensively throughout China and the U.S. His commercial work for global brands has won at Cannes Lions, D&AD and the AICP Show, while his shorts have played at festivals worldwide. He is currently working on several TV and film projects.

Shao’s HBO Visionaries film, Toenail, finds a career-obsessed yuppie having to care for his ailing father on the eve of his big promotion.