FirecrackerDirected by Caroline Guo
On the night of their anniversary in Beijing, a Chinese woman Annie Wang is confronted with a life-changing decision: whether to keep her Asian-American girlfriend Sam Lee a secret from her traditional family with the upcoming Chinese New Year, or dare to be her true self. Faced with mounting pressure from Sam who’s looking to take things to the next level, family who’s pushing her to come home for the holidays and society that expects her to act a certain way, Annie and all her relationships threaten to reach breaking point when she’s forced to figure out if there’s a path forward for her in all this… or if she’ll just have to carve out her own.
Written and Directed by Caroline Guo
Producers: Andie Tenoso, Camila Villanueva
Executive Producers: Benjamin Lopez, NALIP, Latino Lens
Associate Producer: John Rogers
Director’s Bio: Like any good Chinese-American daughter, Caroline Guo promised her parents she’d be a doctor or lawyer… only to become a diehard film nerd. Finalist for the 2021 Latino Lens Women of Color Short Film Incubator sponsored by Netflix and 2020 Women in Film & The Black List Feature Lab with FIRECRACKER, Caroline is featured in the Criterion Collection’s new release of Johnnie To’s THROW DOWN. She also wrote, produced and directed the award-winning short film THE TEST in Beijing. Hailing from Atlanta, Caroline is most interested in telling personal stories, especially of Asian and Asian-American women, to shed light on social issues.
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