United States · Drama · English, Mandarin · 2020 · 14 min
"Happy Ending" is a short film that explores the kinship between two strangers in a city of isolation and connection. A taciturn Zamboni driver finds comfort in his work, preferring the company of his icy rink to other people. When his shift is suddenly called off one day, he grapples with his newfound freedom by following a discarded coupon to an underground massage parlor.
Honors (under festival review)
Jury Prize, Long Distance Film Festival 2020
Official Selection, Rhode Island International Film Festival 2020
Official Selection, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2021
AU Hogan as "O"
Karen Ya Ping Chang as "Yalin"
Writer/Director: Mei Chang Liu
Producer: Tiffany Chen
Co-Producers: Elliot Gong, Hannah Swayze
Director of Photography: Fanchao Meng
Production Designers: Noa Ryan, Naimeng Guo, Baylee Brown
Editor/Colorist: Colton Fordyce
Sound Designer: Romain Sturma
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