Parallel stories of broken relationships between parents and their children striving for
Confused and frustrated by his rejection from the US Marines, 19-year-old Dylan clashes with his older sister, Rose. Meanwhile, driven by guilt and loneliness, 43-year-old fast food worker Celine tries in vain to convince her far-away son that she’s becoming successful in America. 21-year-old Sean grapples with his aimlessness, turning to the comforts of drugs and alcohol.
Unbeknownst to them, these four lives will soon come together in a violent clash at the Sunny Meals drive-thru when Sean’s drug-bender takes a sinister turn, forever changing the trajectories of their lives, their careers, and their relationships.
The film explores the desires for control, identity and family, as we intimately follow these characters during the day leading up to the incident.
CAST + CREW
Doan was born and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia. As a young adult, she later performed as a dancer in the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and as a back-up dancer for Michael Bublé. Her big break came when she was cast in the Disney Channel made-for-television film Descendants as Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan and Li Shang. Disney's Descendants expanded into a successful franchise including prequel live-action mini series, a sequel and an animated spin-off.
In 2016, she was cast in a major recurring role in History Channel's Vikings as Yidu for season four. Following that, she starred in a major role Verizon (go90) and AwesomenessTV's webseries Guidance where she played twin sisters. In 2017, she joined the main cast of Cinemax's Warrior as the character of Mai Ling as a Series Regular. The series is produced by filmmaker Justin Lin, based on an original concept by the late Bruce Lee.
Raquenel is a Mexican Actress , Singer, Composer, Host, Motivational Speaker, Director and Producer in love with life and arts. She speaks Spanish, English, and Portuguese and has starred in many well known Telenovela’s like Eva La Trailera and Santa Diabla. She’s produced several music albums and starred in many plays including most recently “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
Angela was born and raised in the heart of Texas with family roots in Taiwan and China. She studied Film at the University of Texas at Austin and is a current Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles.
Angela’s films have won numerous awards and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, and more.
In 2016, she was contracted as a writer/director with Super Deluxe and formerly as a producer/director at BAMM.tv. Angela has worked as a professional freelance director, producer and 1st AD for the past 13 years on features, documentaries, and commercials with companies such as Audi, Sony, CW, MTV and Google while teaching film to underserved communities at various programs across California. [full bio]
BRANDON SOO HOO
Brandon Soo Hoo (born November 2, 1995) is an Asian American actor, known for playing Tran in the 2008 film Tropic Thunder and for his series regular role on the Cartoon Network sketch comedy series Incredible Crew. Soo Hoo also plays Scott Fuller on the El Rey Network horror-drama series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, based on the film of the same name from Director Robert Rodriguez.
Brandon currently resides in Los Angeles, where he continues to build his acting career, as well as his training in martial arts.
Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Nick Fink landed in Los Angeles only a few years ago by way of Arizona, when he sang his heart out on American Idol, making it through to the Hollywood callbacks. Since Idol, he has racked up some nice credits including a series regular role for MTV’s Sweet/Vicious, a regular on the hit Awesomeness TV web series Tagged, recurring on FOX’s hit series “Glee”, a guest starring role on CBS’s “The Mentalist” and “Criminal Minds” recurring on The Fosters, a co-starring role on FX’s “Justified”, six test deals, several national commercials (Apple, Microsoft & Shoe Dazzle) and all sorts of internet projects. He was a regular cast member on the Disney Online series 'Explored' and is a favorite on “Funny Or Die.”
Nick has also had time to fit in starring in several recently released feature films: Ostrichland, The Turner Risk, "Ghost Squad" and "Trace" and keep an eye out for Nick in the upcoming indie flick, “Loserville” and as the lead in the independent film, “The Great and The Small”,which has been garnering acclaim on the festival circuit”.
Born in Tokyo, Yumiko moved to Johannesburg at the young age of two, to Mexico City at nine, to Rome at 15, to New York at 18. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with concentrations in Screenwriting and Visual Arts. Much of her work revolves around tranquil and still qualities that are often unseen, drowned out in bustling urban environments. Yumiko is currently pursuing an MFA in screenwriting at the AFI Conservatory. Professionally, she has written for a variety of formats in the film medium, including music videos, art videos, short films, pilots and promotional web films.
From Russia, Elena Aksenova is a graduate of UCLA, where she studied Film Producing and Business and Management of Entertainment. She has produced near a dozen short films that have played at film festivals throughout the world and won numerous awards. Elena is currently producing a biographical feature film based on Daniel Johnston's life, a legendary American singer-songwriter, musician, and visual artist.
Ben Tolentino is a Filipino editor who attended the Berlinale Talent Campus with the support of the Berlin International Film Festival. He's edited features that have premiered in festivals such as Festival de Cannes (Death March, Official Selection 2013), Venice Film Festival (Blanka, La Biennale di Venezia 2015), and also edited Transit, the 2014 Academy Awards Foreign Language entry of the Philippines. He edited his first feature back in 2011 and has since won multiple awards in the Philippines and abroad.
SUMMER XINLEI YANG
A UCLA alumnus, who recently completed her master degree in producing at AFI Conservatory. Summer served as a consultant for the Amazon Studios series Bosch as well as feature development at Blumhouse Productions. Summer has produced American Advertising Award winning commercials, TV series, independent features and numerous shorts. Currently, she’s funding a non-profit dedicated to empowering young minority filmmakers.
Sebastian Sarinana is from Mexico City and graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana with a BA in Communication Sciences and a minor in Film. He attended the Vancouver Film School for film production. As a Director, Sebastian worked with major advertising production companies directing big-budget commercials for the likes of Coca Cola, CEMEX and the Mexican Armed Navy. He produced and directed multiple music videos for Warner Music and wrote, produced and directed three short films with his production company, Lahouse Films. Sebastian moved back to Los Angeles to pursue an MFA in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute Conservatory.
MICHAL WRONSKI Cinematographer
Born in Warsaw, Poland. Michał studied at Warsaw Film School, where he had a chance to study under great Polish cinematographers, Andrzej Jaroszewicz, Adam Bajerski and Arkadiusz Tomiak. Before coming to USA to study cinematography at AFI, Michał shot numerous music videos and short film. One of them, “Toast” premiered at Palm Springs Film Festival, and screened on the biggest polish film festivals, including Gdynia Film Festival.
Hanan Townshend is an acclaimed film composer based in Seattle, Washington from New Zealand. Townshend has composed music for some of the most iconic films and commercials of the last 10 years, including frequent collaborations with Palme d’Or winning director Terrence Malick and three time Oscar-winning DP/director Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki. He has scored over a dozen feature films starring some of the most established names in Hollywood. He has also written music for numerous domestic and international commercials for companies such as Apple, Volvo, Google and American Express.
Storyboards by Austin Jose. Trailer Edited by Taylor Chan