John Cassavetes Award – Independent Spirit Awards 2017
Special Jury Award for “Joe Seo” – Sundance Film Festival 2016
Grand Jury Award – Outfest Los Angeles LGBTI Film Festival 2016
Bill Sherwood Award “Best First Feature” – Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2016
David Cho is standing on that curious threshold between late teens and manhood. He lives in a tightly knit traditional home in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles. He works at the family restaurant, but business is slow and the restaurant is forced to close. Appeasing his mother, David pretends to go to SAT classes but secretly takes a job at a Korean spa to help his family make ends meet. At the spa, he discovers an underground world of gay sex that both scares the hell out of him and excites him. As David dares to explore his sexuality, his family life crumbles, forcing him to reconcile his own desires with his parents’ hopes, dreams and expectations.
is a Korean-American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Brown University and received an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His short film Dol (First Birthday) premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Films: Andy (2010), Spa Night (2016).
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Written by: Andrew Ahn.
Director of Photography: Ki Jin Kim.
Edited by: Yannis Chalkiadakis.
Produced by: Il Ahn, Terry Ahn, Mattia Bogianchino, Beatrice Camerana, James Kuan, Marco Mazzonetto.
With: Joe Seo, Youn Ho Cho, Haerry Kim, Tae Song, Eric Jeong, Janice Pak, Angie Kim.