Chun-Yu Chu, dir.
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Chun-Yu Chu, dir.
Casting "Coming Home." Synopsis: "A young Asian woman struggles to find herself while attempting to maintain her cultural identity, her beliefs and her family."
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin immediately in NYC; shoot dates TBA.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
No pay, but meals provided.
Hui Jai - Coming Home
EXT. CHRIS’ NEIGHBORHOOD. AFTERNOON
Rushing out of the house she heads in the direction of the smoke and the fire. She is barely around the corner, when she sees her father.
He is holding onto an empty bucket, pushed back by the barricades. She collapses to her knees, the relief taking her breath away.
She is still in the position a few minutes later, when Chris looks up and in her direction, surprise registering on his face. He makes his way over to her, bending to gently pull her to her feet.
Jenny? You didn’t tell me you were
He stops talking when she begins to shake her head. Her mouth opens, and no words come out. She seems traumatized. He pulls her to her feet, and walks with her back to his house.
INT. CHRIS’ KITCHEN. AFTERNOON
Inside the kitchen once more, Chris sits Jenny in a chair, and for the first time notices her bloody feet, the footprints in blood on the floor. He goes to her, as she looks at him.
JENNY (Blurry eyed and
whispering in Mandarin) Dad. I thought....
(his own eyes welling)
Puppet. I’m well. Though some of my neighbors are not.
(nodding and shaking her
head at the same time) Yes....I was so scared. Dad.....I’m sorry.
The last words come out in-between hysterical sobs. She is inconsolable.
(now cleaning the blood of
her feet) Daughter. I am here.
(still speaking Mandarin)
EXT. CEMETERY. MORNING
Chis and Jenny are walking hand in hand, surrounded by tombstones. She is carrying a large bouquet of flowers, Chris a small bag of fruits.