Kamloops Film Festival
Everyone wants something from high school senior Jake: his father is pushing him to try out for the basketball team – an abandoned dream of his own – and his girlfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level. But it’s not until Aleks, an openly gay teen with a love for basketball, moves in across the street that Jake begins to struggle with his own desires. To get closer to Aleks, Jake devotes himself to making the basketball team – only to realize it’s not basketball he really wants.
This film will be preceded by Manic Pixie Dream Girl from Kora Vanderlip, Adam Mah & Katie Cowger (3rd Place Professional Winner at KISS 2022).
Stick around after the movie for a Q&A with director Jason Karman!
“TENDER AND GENUINE”
– Emma Jeffrey, Stir
“THIS FILM GIVES ASIAN CANADIAN STORIES THE SPOTLIGHT THEY DESERVE”
– Leanne McLaren, iHeartRadio
“AN UPLIFTING, FUNNY AND PROFOUND FILM WHICH CAPTURES THE COMPLEXITIES OF COMING OUT QUEER IN AN ASIAN CANADIAN FAMILY
– Selina Mccallum, Toronto Caribbean
More awards listed at IMDb.com
DIRECTED BY: Jason Karman
WRITTEN BY: Gorrman Lee
STARRING: Cardi Wong, Chris Carson, Parmiss Sehat, Ryan Mah, Leeah Wong, Claudia Kai
RUNTIME: 119 minutes
Rated 14A: sexually suggestive scenes involving minors; coarse language