Director Patrick Chen Receives 2022 NYSIFF Special Mention and 2022 QWFF Best Director for a Narrative Short Nomination; Queens World Film Festival will Screen A FATHER’S SON at MoMi Redstone on Nov. 4

Patrick Chen’s Chinatown noir thriller A Father’s Son, a short film/pilot based on characters from Henry Chang’s 90’s NYPD Detective Jack Yu crime series novels, will screen at Queens World Film Festival on Friday, November 4 at The Museum of the Moving Images (Redstone Theater), 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106 at 7:15pm. The film is also available on demand with the Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Filmfest from October 28 – November 6, 2022.
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This program will screen four other shorts including In Sickness & In Health, Two Wongs, ELEVATE and In the Valley of the Moon and will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers.
Patrick Chen and Ronny Chieng. Photo by Lia Chang

A Father’s Son,  an official selection of the New York Shorts International Film Festival, screened at Cinema Village in New York on October 26. Our star, Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians, “The Daily Show,” Netflix’s “Asian Comedian Destroys America”), who stars as Detective Jack Yu, was in the house. Click here for the full lineup. The film recently garnered a 2022 NYSIFF Festival Special Mention. 

Chen has also been nominated for Best Director for a Narrative Short by the Queens World Film Festival.

Photo by Lia Chang
Filmmakers Patrick Chen, Spencer Roth-Rose, Ajai Vishwanath, Michael Markham attend 2022 NYSIFF at Cinema Village on October 26, 2022. Photo by Lia Chang
Henry Chang. Photo by Lia Chang
Wing Lee, Henry Chang and Jinny Chung. Photo by Lia Chang
Patrick Chen and Ronny Chieng. Photo by Lia Chang
Henry Chang, Wing Lee, Ronny Chieng, Patrick Chen and Lia Chang
Patrick Chen, Karen Ng and Henry Chang. Photo by Lia Chang
Henry Chang, Wing Lee, Patrick Chen, Gigi Thai. Photo by Lia Chang

A Father’s Son also stars Tzi Ma (Rush Hour, The Farewell, Mulan, Tigertale) as Krang Li, Perry Yung (“The Knick,” “Warrior,” “Boogie”) as Jack’s father, Wang Kei Yu, and Kathleen Kwan as Lai Jean Li.

Perry Yung and Ronny Chieng in A FATHER’S SON. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast also features Christopher Randolph as Captain Salvatore Marino, Wai Ching Ho as Soo Hing Li, Cathy Salvodon as Crystal Jones, Adam Lim as Billy Bo, Tim Liu as Officer Dennis Wong.

Ronny Chieng, Wai Ching Ho, Tzi Ma, Kathleen Kwan and Madelyn Bae.  Photo by Lia Chang

Set in the early ’90s when local street gangs terrorized Manhattan’s Chinatown, the story centers on Detective Jack Yu –  torn between his identity of his community and the NYPD, Detective Jack Yu delivers news of a son’s murder to the victim’s parents at the height of a gang turf war in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

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November 4, 2022 at 7:15pm

A Father’s Son at Queens World Film Festival at 7:15pm

The Museum of the Moving Images (Redstone Theater)

36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106 Purchase tickets.

VOD (11/20-12/04): coming soon

Congratulations to our fearless leader, Director Patrick Chen, who has been nominated for Best Director for a Narrative Short by the Queens World Film Festival.

VOD 10/28-11/6

Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Filmfest Click here to watch online.

Credits for teaser trailer include Patricia Ma (Editor),  Phil Choe (Colorist), William Hsieh (Sound Designer), David Bettencourt (Graphics Designer),  Mike J. Kelly (Music) and Film Composer  CHOPSmusic.

The creative  team includes music by Scott Chops Jung, Cinematography by Jason Chew, Film Editing by Xiaoya Ma, Production Design by Wing Lee, Costume Design by Vera Chow, Makeup Artists Glenda Remo Jinks and Jiamin Zhou, Belén Orsini (1st Assistant Director), Yixin Cen (2nd Assistant Director), Set Dresser Jinny Chung, Assistant Art Directors Melody Wong and Hu Yawen, Boom Operator and Sound Mixer Sebastian Hoist, Sound Designer/Supervisor William Hsieh, Fight Choreographer Lang Yip, Lia Chang (Still Photographer), Cindy Chen (1st Assistant Camera), Derrick Chen (2nd Assistant Camera), Arseniy Grobovnikov (Gaffer), Manoj Gurung (Gaffer), Brittany Jeffrey (Key Grip), Jason H. Kim (Key Grip), Bruna Lacerda (1st Assistant Camera), Brandon Lee (2nd Assistant Camera), Justine Onne (Key Grip), Samon (Grip), Chris Ungco (Steadicam Operator), Shannon Ko (Script Supervisor),  David Bettencourt (Campaign Manager), Joe Chan (Dialect Coach), Grayson Chin (Key Production Assistant) and Oliver Chiu (Production Assistant).

Tzi recently received the 2022 Canada China International Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Award for A Father’s Son. ‘A Father’s Son’: Chinatown Takes Center Stage In New Trailer Starring Ronny Chieng, Tzi Ma, and Perry Yung  A Father’s Son Kickstarter

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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