MEET THE VISIONARIES

Winners of the 2020 HBO APA Visionaries Competition

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Thomas Percy Kim
CAST

Si

Lucas

Dylan

Corey

Mom

Dad

Coach V

Kyle

Ki Hong Lee

Rollin Atkinson

Chris Lovejoy

Cam Perrin

Alison Wachtler

James Pravasilis

Gary Galonek

Taylor Petracek

PRODUCERS

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Thomas Kim

Ashley Chu

Will Noyce

DIRECTORS

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Thomas Kim

Thomas Percy Kim is a Korean-American writer/director kindled by raw, introspective narratives and poetic imagery. His debut stop-motion short film Trejur has screened at venues such as Heartland and Busan International before receiving the Harry Winston Brilliant Futures award and YoungArts gold medal by seventeen. Currently in USC’s film production program, he’s working to produce a short set in South Korea and a feature based on his latest short project Si starring Ki Hong Lee.

Kim’s HBO Visionaries film, Si, is a story about an Asian-American adoptee who is left to fend for himself within the jokey and aggressive playground of high school and forced to choose between the protected facade of his American life or face the truth of his otherness.

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2019 APA Visionaries Short Film Series: So Young Shelly Yo on MOONWALK WITH ME
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Lily

David

Nancy

Voice of Nancy

Ren Holly Liu

Randy Guiaya

Christine Liao

Sheena Midori

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Justin Chien

Ryan Alexander Huang

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Director

Tiffany So

Tiffany So is a Chinese Canadian writer from Vancouver, BC. She graduated from film school at the University of Southern California and has worked in the TV writers rooms for Soundtrack, Daisy Jones & The Six, Hunters and Gossip Girl. Her musical pilot, Limited Space, featured at the New York Television Festival and was rewarded a Development Deal Award from Bento Box Entertainment.

So’s HBO Visionaries film, Fine China, is a musical that follows a quiet dinner that quickly becomes the epicenter of resounding, songful expression that seeks to break shared familial grief.

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2019 APA Visionaries Short Film Series: Julie Zhan on ZOETIC
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Mom

Lisa

Dad

Son

DIANA LIN

LYDIA ZHOU

PETER BOON KOH

JACK WANG

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Executive Producer

Executive Producer

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APOORVA CHARAN

STEVE Y. KIM

SYDNEY LOWE

DEA VAZQUEZ

FRANCISCO VELASQUEZ

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Johnson Cheng

Johnson Cheng is an award-winning Chinese American writer/director hailing from the San Gabriel Valley of L.A. County. He is an alumnus of Columbia University's M.F.A. Film Directing/Screenwriting program in NYC, the NYFF Artist Academy, VC's Armed With a Camera Fellowship, and Film Independent’s Project Involve. A recipient of the Princess Grace Award (Cary Grant Film Award), his films have screened at over 100 international film festivals.

Cheng’s HBO Visionaries film, Lonely Blue Night, is about an awkward family reunion at a business/karaoke dinner where a Chinese mother attempts to mend her relationship with her daughter after having left her in the care of an American homestay family.