FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tom Huang, (310) 231-7973
"FRESHMEN" FROM INDIE FILMMAKER
OPENS FOR LIMITED LOS ANGELES ENGAGEMENT APRIL 26-MAY 2
Independent filmmaker Tom Huang opens freshmen, his award-winning debut feature for a limited Los Angeles engagement beginning Friday, April 26th through Thursday, May 2nd at Laemmle's Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211, phone: (310) 274-6869.
freshmen returns to Los Angeles after capturing audiences at over 14 film festivals across North America, as well as the Audience Award for Best Feature at its U.S. premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video. It also garnered awards for Best Screenplay at the Rhode Island International Film Fest, and a nomination for Best Asian-American Independent Film by the aMedia Ammy Awards.
"A solid calling card for debuting director
Tom Huang and his fresh-faced, very likeable cast."
-DAILY VARIETY, Dennis Harvey
"freshmen is a touching film, and
it deserves to be seen by as many people as possible."
-ARIZONA DAILY SUN
freshmen follows the stories of four incoming freshmen who couldn't be more different from each other, and their intertwining lives. Billy Joel-obsessed San Ling (Tom Huang) wonders if he's dating a cute white girl just because he loathes his Chinese heritage. Rick Kennedy (Kurt Kohler), a sheltered but privileged East Coaster, wrestles with the multi-cultural and sexually open atmosphere of his new university. Tonisha Watkins (N.D. Brown), an inner-city prodigy, struggles with her Pre-Med courses while trying to pay her family's bills. Judy Oz (Margaret Scarborough), a carefree party girl, hits the college social scene until it hits back and sends her spiraling out of control. Capturing the poignant moments of their first quarter in college, freshmen reveals the sometimes painful, often times humorous and touching moments in life.
Los Angeles semi-native Tom Huang continues his work in independent film.The director-writer-editor is looking to shoot his feature script, Who is Johnny Wang?. He is currently in post-production on his short, It Wasn't Supposed to Be Like This..., featuring Sandra Oh (Arli$$) and Marie Matiko (Art of War, Sum of All Fears), and is producing and acting in Victor Vu's independent feature Exile.
For more information about freshmen and Tom Huang, please visit www.freshmenthefilm.com.