CREDITS
Director/Writer

Alex Chu

Producer

Michelle Ang

Producer

Michael G. Gray

Editor

Peter Roberts

Animation Director

Natalya Serebrennikova

Cinematographer

irvin Liu

Production Deisgner

Ester Song Kim

FOR IZZY

FOR IZZY
SYNOPSIS

When a recovering lesbian photojournalist and her mother move next door to an autistic young woman and her father, the lines of friendship and family dissolve as they each find the courage to overcome old patterns and self-destructive behavior. The clever mixed media approach using in-character interviews, animated sequences, and found footage tells a sweet, empowering story through a refreshingly unique Asian-American lens.

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Raised in Libya, Alex has lived across Asia, Canada and the US. His most recent film FOR IZZY premiered at the 17th Ashland Independent Film Festival, where it won the Varsity Audience Award for best feature, as well as winning the Grand Jury Prize at the 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. His previous works include the Asian-American feature YES, AND…, as well
as the short film FORTUNE COOKIE MAGIC TRICKS, a gay zombie martial arts musical and the Wall Street short drama THE EQUITY PARTNERS. Outside of filmmaking, he is an activist, most recently as Committee Chair for Digital Media at the March For Science LA. He
graduated with a BA from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

CLOSING FEATURE
2018 / USA / 84 minutes
Narrative Feature /
English and Cantonese (English subtitles)
presented by:
Visual Communications
LACFF
CAST
Michelle Ang
Jennifer Soo
Elizabeth Sung
Jim Lau
Liz Femi