Alice Charlie LIU

13 minutes | 2021 | Fiction | Mandarin Chinese and English | English Subtitles

9 PM, MON, AUG 15
Innis Town Hall
Screening with

Actual People (84 min)

Jessie, a Chinese Canadian photography student, is torn between her mother’s expectations and her own artistic exploration. After discovering Cindy Sherman’s work, she no longer seems to be confined to her own identity.


Prior to filmmaking, Tang Yi was an accounting major at college and a singer-songwriter under Universal Hong Kong. Her debut EP Seriously, peaked No. 1 on Hong Kong iTunes Store during the release week.

She moved to New York pursuing a career in filmmaking after being accepted into NYU graduate film program. She concentrates on stories untold and voices unheard from a woman’s perspective. Her first short, Black Goat, shot in Nepal, was eligible for 2021 Oscar Award in short film category. She is also named one of the “25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020” by Austin Film Festival.


  • Director: Alice Charlie LIU
  • Principal Cast: MA Cihang, Phoebe HU
  • Producer: Julia Galle, Bianca Linhares Huang, Alice Charlie LIU
  • Screenplay: Alice Charlie LIU
  • Cinematographer: Khanh Tudo
  • Editor: Emily Preston
  • Production Designer: Hinako Soy
  • Sound: Andres Herrera
  • Music: Hannah Kim
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