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For Roy

Directed by Vivian Cheung

Legend says, folding a thousand paper cranes will give a person one wish. For young Celeste, it was for her dying father to be there on her birthday. With his progressing cancer, time, and the daily noise of hospice visitors stacked up against her, she uses the power of her imagination and the art of origami to cope with the sinking reality of what it means to lose her father, learning the importance of showing up during difficult seasons of life in more ways than one.

Directed by Vivian Cheung
Produced by Ian Tan and Donna Cheung

Director’s Bio: Vivian Cheung is an emerging Chinese-Canadian female filmmaker born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She made her directorial debut with her short film, “For Roy”, which earned her Best First Time Director and People’s Choice Best Short at the 17th Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon, an annual competition presented by the Vancouver Asian Film Festival.

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