For Izzy 

directed by Alex Chu

Narrative Feature | 2018 | USA | 84 min | Cantonese, English


When a queer photojournalist recovering from addiction and her mother move next door to an autistic young woman and her father, the lines of friendship and family dissolve as they each find the courage to overcome old patterns and self-destructive behavior.  The clever mixed media approach using in-character interviews, animated sequences, and found footage tells a sweet, empowering story through a refreshingly unique Asian-American lens.

Warning: drug abuse, language


Raised in Libya, Alex has lived across Asia, Canada and the US. His most recent film FOR IZZY premiered at the 17th Ashland Independent Film Festival, where it won the Varsity Audience Award for best feature, as well as winning the Grand Jury Prize at the 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.His previous works include the Asian-American feature YES, AND..., as well as the short film FORTUNE COOKIE MAGIC TRICKS, a gay zombie martial arts musical and the Wall Street short drama THE EQUITY PARTNERS. Outside of filmmaking, he is an activist, most recently as Committee Chair for Digital Media at the March For Science LA.He graduated with a BA from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


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