THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE

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By Jess TEONG

EMPEROR MOTION PICTURES - as SALES All rights, World

Family - Completed 2016

A young lady and her grandfather from an unlikely bond and gain mutual respect for each other following an initial period of challenging cultural clashes.

Festivals
& Awards

New York Screenplay Contest 2013
Official Finalist
Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2014
Official Finalist
Macau International Movie Festival 2015
Best Screenplay
Macau International Movie Festival 2015
Best Actor
Macau International Movie Festival 2015
Best Supporting Actress
Macau International Movie Festival 2015
Best New Performer
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016
New Action! Southeast Asia
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama
    • Countries
    • MALAYSIA, HONG KONG (CHINA)
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jess TEONG
    • Writer(s)
    • Jess TEONG
    • Synopsis
    • Sarah, a 12-year girl was born and raised in New York City. As Sarah’s mother has to relocate to China for a few months on a work assignment, she has no choice but to turn to her estranged father back in Malaysia for help in looking after her daughter for these few months. To a contemporary youngster like Sarah, raised in the Big Apple since birth, Malaysia seems like all her worst nightmares come true.
      To begin with, Sarah feels isolated and lonely in this strange, new place. Living in one of the group apartments with her grandfather, initially Sarah hides her insecurities underneath a cloak of bravado and treats her new neighbours as though they are truly beneath her.
      Influence from a group of friendly neighbours around her age and a period of time living under the same roof as her grandfather, slowly opens Sarah’s heart to the “strangers” she finds around her. The once ‘Stuck-up’ Sarah comes to learn and understand the reasons why her mother and grandfather care so much about their cultural traditions.
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