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LOVE EXPRESS
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LOVE EXPRESS
 
Queens Premiere

Director: Patrick Chen

United States, 2014, 18min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2015
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Tim Liu, Margaret Ying Drake
Crew:  Producers: Patrick Chen - Screenwriters: Patrick Chen - Composer: Mike Kelly
Email:  chenxihaofilmsgmail.com

synopsis
One night, commuting home from the city, Ryan finds himself sitting across a mysterious and heart broken young woman. He takes a chance to reach out and console her that leads him on an emotional journey and sparks the question... could you ever fall in love on a train?

director
Patrick Chen is a writer and director from Queens, New York. As a Chinese American filmmaker, surrounded by the immigrant lifestyle, he’s converted his estranged nationality into stories of art and pictures. His short film “Love Express” has recently screened at various festivals, and was awarded with the Community Award for his dedicated contribution at the Queens World Film Festival. The film was praised by the Chinese community and described as heartfelt, nostalgic and a tribute to early Hong Kong cinema. His prior films were appointed as top finalists by the Asian American Film Lab’s 72 Hours Shootout competition. They were showcased at AAIFF, AOFF, SAG-AFTRA Showcase and NYC Media. You may find his additional works as Chén Xí Háo 陳錫豪. He is currently producing his Chinatown based feature-length project, which to be slated in mid-2016.
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filmmaker's note
LOVE EXPRESS is set on the 7 train line that operates from Manhattan to Queens, New York. It transports a mix class of commuters, predominantly Hispanics and Asians, to their station. Even though these commuters are different by their ethnicity and neighborhood; they all share the 7 line as a community. As a subway rider, I have witnessed love, hate, sadness and happiness in these MTA trains. It has become unphysical form of connection with these strangers that binds us together as New Yorkers. I wanted to focus Love Express on the perspectives of young Chinese-Americans and their lifestyle. It was important for me as a writer to capture a respectable persona of Asian Americans that delivers a positive and honest perspective of their characters in an everyday scenario that captures the “slice of life” moment.

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