HFT: Taiwanese American Film Festival Grand Jury Prize!

Hello From Taiwan won the Grand Jury Prize at the Taiwanese American Film Festival! Thank you so much to this festival that means so much to this film personally. The Taiwanese American film community is special and wish it could’ve been in person this year: the Taiwanese food and boba at the festival was always delicious. (And thanks to Ho Chie Tsai for sending me a screenshot for proof that we won!)

Their theme of KINDRED this year means we’ve rounded up a few cast and crew family photos:

Cast - Barney Cheng

Description: 1989. Brea-Olinda High School, Brea, CA. Me and my mom at my high school graduation.

Cast - Brandilyn Cheah

Description: 2016/ Paradise Cove/ family beach outing (including grandparents and brandilyn’s aunt and uncle; we encourage weekly outdoor play that involves the entire family (and downtime from electronics))

Producer - Guo Guo

Description: Year was also 2009 in Xikou, Zhejiang, China  *fun fact Xi Kou was Chiang Kai-shek’s hometown and the only place we took family pictures apparently.  

Cast - Janet Hsieh

Description: My memories of childhood are happy ones, playing with cousins and my sister by the pool. I’m the cheeky one always looking for the camera so I can make a funny face and my sister is the perfectionist in the back practicing her cartwheels. 

Cast - Lydia Lin

Description: We love our Lin Family, we love travel. 

Director - Tiffany Frances

Description: 1990? My sisters and I in front of our townhome in San Jose, CA - the same home the film is based on!

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