14min bilingual short film

Written & Directed by: Katherine Tolentino

Executive Produced by: Meredith Chin

Produced byChris ZouJames Duarte

PARACHUTE follows a Chinese immigrant teenager, Wendy, as she struggles to navigate her new life in America. When the prettier, smarter, and wealthier Mei-Ling moves in with Wendy's host family, Wendy's frustration slowly builds into rage. Inspired by true events that occurred in the "parachute kid" community in 2016.

Awards & Nominations:

  • WINNER, University Short Film Award, Hamptons International Film Festival

  • NOMINATED, National Board of Review Student Film Award

  • NOMINATED, IFP Student Film Showcase