In the midst of a divorce, a 40-year-old woman suddenly finds herself longing to connect with her Asian roots any way she can.
Problem is she’s only a quarter Chinese. Does that count?
Writer/producer: Precious Chong
Director: Sandra Battaglini
“Sandra and I were driving in my Honda when I told her about a script I had written about a woman who was trying to connect with her Chinese roots even though she’s only a quarter Chinese.
‘That sounds hilarious, let’s make it!’
And so we did. We used actors we knew, real people from our ‘hood, begged, borrowed and stole locations.
Henry Samson, who is a great DP, made it look like a real movie in spite of our small budget, and Zach Gayne, our editor (aka our secret weapon), captured the exact tone of awkward humor we were striving for.” – Precious Chong
About Sandra Battaglini
Sandra Battaglini is an award winning stand-up comic, actor/writer and makes her directorial debut with Chinatown.
She is the 2013 Canadian comedy award winner for her solo show, Classy Lady, directed by Phil Luzi which premiered in Toronto in 2012.
Past performances include Hard Headed Woman (Canadian comedy award winner 2007), Small Battalion of Soldiers (Canadian comedy award nomination).
She’s toured with Yuk Yuks and Absolute Comedy and co-hosts one of Toronto’s most alternative comedy nights, Family Slides with Phil Luzi.
Sandra will appear in David Cronenberg’s upcoming feature, Maps to the Stars.