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Directed by Angel Yau

This is an auto-biographical stop-motion animation about Angel Yau’s experience with school and learning as a shy and awkward kid. School was hard for her mentally, socially and emotionally. She just wanted to be validated and be special to someone’s eyes.

Directed, Produced, and Written by Angel Yau

About the filmmaker: Angel Yau is a comedian, storyteller, actor and filmmaker from Queens, New York. She started her comedy career (unintentionally) in high school when she ran for school council. From then she knew how to laugh at herself. She founded Asian American Film Thing, an all AAPI film show where filmmakers are encouraged to show Work in Progress. She is also proudly in the all woman, all Asian- American musical comedy, AzN PoP! Angel’s stop-motions is where she explores her childhood in comedic but heartfelt ways dealing with solitude, rejection and alienation. Angel’s dream is to have a special with her animations, comedy acts and her pug, Mush!