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About Jiaozi

Runtime: 8 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Drama

An 8-year-old Asian American finds out that he is the only Asian American in his class, as Chinese New Year draws near, his mom prepares Jiaozi(Chinese Dumpling) for his lunch when other kids haven’t seen Chinese Dumplings before so they start to make fun of him.

Cast: Ming Qing, Marco Gochez, Grace Kelley, and more

Director: Lin Zhao

Lin Zhao was born on October 12, 1988 in Langfang, Hebei, China. He moved to the United States in 2008. The son of an senior civil servants. He studied Film and Television at Santa Monica College, he wrote, produced and directed his first short film Money Can’t Buy You Love(2011) about a love story between two Chinese students study abroad and pretend to come from a wealthy family. It was a great success and that short film got more then two hundred thousand views within a month in Chinese website. In 2011 he transferred to University of California, Davis and majored in Film Studies, after he got his Bachelor Degree, he earns his MFA in Filmmaking at New York Film Academy. He in there, he directed Dice God(2013), The Kidnap(2013), There is A Night(2014), Helping Hand(2014), Strangers In the Night(2014) and Last Chance(2015). His short film Seventy Two Hours(2014), a romantic dark comedy, which wrote, produced, directed by Lin Zhao got selected into Cannes Short Film Festival 2015. Lin Zhao is working on his next film Jiaozi(2015), a story about culture clash between Eastern and Western culture in a 9 years old American Born Chinese boy in Mississippi.