Thursday, July 18, 2019

2019 Vanguard Films: Hornet's Revenge

Hornet's Revenge by Jing Niu
Los Angeles (Milwaukee Premiere)

Running Time: 5 minutes
Screening Time: Sat, Sept 7th 9pm
Action/ Animation/ Comedy/ Coming of age/ LGBTQIA+/ Women

When a creep insults Hornet, the Asian punk must rely on the help of her skate gang to seek revenge. 




Director's Bio:

As an immigrant filmmaker who grew up in the American South, Jing created films stemming from her experiences. In 2016, Jing received the Boreas Traveler’s Grant to retrace the footsteps of a Japanese feminist explorer. Currently based in LA, Jing spends her time creating films featuring independent female Asian protagonists. Jing will spend the fall as a Crosstown Artist in Residence on the east coast, adapting "Hornet's Revenge" into a web series.

Director's Statement:

I created this film as a Visual Communications Armed with a Camera fellow. This film is the pilot for a longer 8 episode webseries. Although we’ve all gone through experiences that pushed us to the edge and that have silenced us, I wanted to portray the arch of a character who is assaulted but seeks revenge through action. Especially a character who finds revenge through the support of her community, which happens to be an all girl skate gang. As a person who grew up in ethnic restaurants, I also wanted to explore ways to express intersectional lives—mainly immigrant, queer and working class experiences.

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