She Lights Up Well

Named IndieWire’s Project of the Week, She Lights Up Well  is a feature-length comedy about an out-of-work Asian American actress in New York who runs out of money and moves back in with her parents in the suburbs of Detroit. Facing budget cuts, the city council in her hometown threatens to shut down the community theater so she directs a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera The Mikado in the hopes of saving the theater by leading a rag tag group of senior citizens, gawky teenagers and housewives to the performance of a lifetime.

The film was acquired by American Express for its Amex Now app on Roku boxes and Samsung and LG Smart TVs and has screened for Oxford University, the United Nations, Columbia University/Barnard College and is now available on iTunes and Verizon Video on Demand.