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1.30.2012

white frog official festival trailer



So last week, word got out that Quentin Lee's latest film White Frog will be making its world premiere as the Opening Night presentation of the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

The indie coming-of-age drama, written by Ellie Wen, boasts a great cast that includes Booboo Stewart, Harry Shum Jr., B.D. Wong, Kelly Hu and Joan Chen. And now you get your first look in the recently released festival trailer:



I know more than a few folks who will be quite happy to see they've found an excuse for Harry Shum Jr. to take off his shirt in the movie. Oh, yeah. And there's a story too. Here's a brief synopsis from the movie website:
High-school freshman, Nick (The Twilight Saga's Booboo Stewart), is a neglected teen with mild Asperger's syndrome whose life is challenged and ultimately changed forever when tragedy hits his family. WHITE FROG is a universal story of the power of family, friendship, and love positioned to appeal to a broad audience in the same way as ORDINARY PEOPLE and STAND BY ME.
Ticket for the Opening Night screening and gala, happening March 8 at the Castro Theatre, are on sale now at the Center for Asian American Media's website here. For further information about the film, go to the White Frog website here.