Directed by: Quentin Lee 2012 | 93 min.

Section: American Indies

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere


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A career-defining work for Lee, whose Flow remains a key moment in the history of Asian American cinema, WHITE FROG boasts some of the most influential and recognizable Asian American talent today, including Harry Shum Jr. (GLEE), B.D. Wong (LAW AND ORDER) and Joan Chen. It also features a tour-de-force performance by Hollywood’s newest breakout star, Booboo Stewart (THE TWILIGHT SAGA).

In a picturesque and unassuming suburb, high-school freshman Nick (Stewart) is trying to find his place in life. From an outsider’s view, he has the perfect family, with a loving, stay-at-home mother (Chen), successful father (Wong), and an athletic, charming older brother (Shum Jr). Inside the home, however, things are different: Nick, living with Asperger’s Syndrome, is often neglected and misunderstood by his family. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Nick is forced out of his comfort zone, and into finding the strength he needs to survive.

Director Quentin Lee (THE PEOPLE I’VE SLEPT WITH, HIFF ’09) here confirms his standing as one of American cinema’s master storytellers, focusing on the key messages of the film: the universal power of family and friendship, and the importance of loving everyone for whom they are.

Synopsis written by: Masashi Niwano


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Cast & Crew

Director Quentin Lee
Screenwriter Fabienne Wen, Ellie Wen
Producer Chris Lee, Joel Soisson, Ellie Wen
Executive Producer David Henry Hwang, Kevin Iwashina
Cast BooBoo Stewart, Harry Shum Jr., Joan Chen, BD Wong, Gregg Sulkin, Tyler Posey, Manish Dayal, Justin Martin, Talulah Riley, Phil Abrams, Kelly Hu
Cinematographer Yasu Tanida

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