HIGH STRUNG

Directed by Melissa Kan

When two brothers must play each other at a junior tennis tournament, is there really a winner? A look into an Asian American family rife with sibling rivalry and a patriarch who drives his sons and plays favorites in subversive ways. Taiwanese American Filmmaker, Melissa Kan brilliantly and emotionally captures the pressures of growing up and the need to succeed. 

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. 

About the Filmmaker: Melissa Kan is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker in her final year of study at UCLA’s MFA program. She is a recipient of the Jack Nicholson Distinguished Student Director Award, Motion Picture Association of America Directing Award, and Hollywood Foreign Press Directing Fellowship. Prior to UCLA, she studied Computer Science at Columbia University and spent her summers working in the film and video game industries: she was a Visual Effects Coordinator on the indie feature film Saving Lincoln (2012); the 2013 Production Intern for Cinematics at Blizzard Entertainment on Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, and Heroes of the Storm.

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