USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT
WRITER: Ed Lee
DIR: Lilan Bowden
PRODS: Joyce Liu-Countryman, Ed Lee
CAST: Joziah Lagonoy, Amanda Misa Curtis, Helen Hong, Charles Kim, David Michael Brown, Lindsay Beamish, Jason Brewer, Brandin Stennis, Chance Caeden
Yong, a Korean-American boy in the 1980s, is obsessed with pop culture. He also has trouble fitting in with his American classmates, who consider him a foreigner despite their common interests. After a particularly devastating rejection by the “cool” kids, Yong makes a wish to become the world’s most famous foul-mouthed standup comedian, Eddie Meyers. When his wish comes true in an unexpected and hilarious way, he achieves popularity but soon faces the downsides of not being himself.