H.A.G.S is a documentary short that combines imagery from my middle school yearbook with phone calls from some of my oldest childhood friends to weave together a portrait of adolescence and growing up.
Directed and produced by Sean Wang
About the filmmaker: Sean is a filmmaker from Fremont, CA. He is a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, a Google Creative Lab 5 alum, and a 2020 Sundance Ignite Fellow. Most recently, Sean was an associate producer & directed sequences for the feature film, Summertime, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was released in 2021, and his short film, H.A.G.S, was acquired and released by the New York Times. He is currently developing his first feature film, Dìdi (弟弟), which was a recipient of the the 2021 SFFILM Rainin Grant.