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Synopsis

Hannah’s first week in the US isn’t going as expected. Rejected by everyone she meets, even her own friend, it seems nobody has time to practice English with her. So when she’s propositioned by a couple looking for a phone sex participant, Hannah uses the conversation as an opportunity to finally get some English practice in. However, as the phone call progresses, Hannah realises that this is a situation where online translators just won’t cut it, and she’s going to have to get resourceful with her vocab book if she wants to help this couple cum like a true fluent English speaker.
Official Selection SXSW Film Festival 2020 - Narrative Short Competition - World premiere

Details

Year
2024
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
11 min
Director
Jean Liu
Producer
William T Phoenix, Jean Liu
Editor
Tiffany Lin
Screenwriter
Jean Liu
Director of Photography
Pip White
Production Designer
Katrina Songco
Sound
Sound Design: Ajeng Canyarasmi
Music
Sam Tsang
Principal Cast
Zine Tseng, Ran Wei, Mark Vail, Katie Rose Summerfield, Jeff Chen, Kelly Yu, Richard Ouyang, Marilyn Arbogast, Jackie Toyama, Ken Hoffman
Voice Director
Ben Holtzmuller

Genre

Production status

Complete

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Last updated 19th January 2024

Production Company

US, UK co-production

Jean Liu
c/o Malatang Media
malatangmedia@gmail.com