PIER LAS VEGAS
A FILM BY YUN XIE
Official Selection, 2019 First Youth Film Festival
Best Short Film/Best Director/Best Cinematographer, 2019 Indie Short Fest
Official Selection, 2019 Oporto International Short Film Festival
Official Selection, 2019 Stockholm Independent Film Festival
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Gao Xing, a hearing-disabled and vocally impaired person from a small town in China works as a housekeeper at a Las Vegas casino hotel. While cleaning rooms, he rummages through guests’ luggage searching for clues about his sister’s whereabouts who was adopted by an American family long ago.
PIER LAS VEGAS (SHORT 2018)
Born in Shanxi, China, based in Los Angeles. She initially started telling stories as a journalist before going on to study theater directing at the Shanghai Theater Academy and film directing at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
Yun's directorial debut film, The Still Life, co-written with Oscar-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris, won the Remi Award at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. In 2016, she co-directed the feature film, Truth or Dare, which was nominated for Best Picture at the Syracuse International Film Festival. Her short film, Pier Las Vegas, was invited to several international film festivals including the FIRST International Film Festival Xining. On the non-fiction side, her documentary series, Why We Dance, was an official selection at the St.Louis International Film Festival and American Documentary Film Festival. Yun was also awarded “Top Ten Outstanding Chinese American Youth” in the Los Angeles Post.