Parachute Girls is a short film written and produced by Emily C. Chang and directed by Emmy-nominee Alex Rubens (Keanu, Key & Peele, Community). It’s about two estranged sisters who grew up as “parachute kids” -ie, sent to the U.S. for schooling by their parents. Starring Emily C. Chang and Lynn Chen (Saving Face), Brent Bailey (All the Way), Drew Powell (Gotham), and Christine Elise (90210, E.R.).
-It’s a finalist at the NBC Universal Short Film Festival, where it was chosen as 1 of 7 shorts that made it to the final round out of thousands of submissions!
A dark comedic short about a lonely cat lady’s awkward phone sex, written and produced by, and starring Emily C. Chang. Directed by Gloria Calderon-Kellett (Devious Maids, Rules of Engagement, How I Met Your Mother), and mentioned in the Wall Street Journal!
~Featured on Tribeca Film Festival Channel exclusively on United Airlines
~Official Selection of Tribeca Film Festival/Maker Studios’ Picture Show
~Official Selection, LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival 2012
~Official Selection, Newport Beach Film Festival 2012
~Official Selection, LA Asian Pacific American Film Festival 2012
~view the trailer:
You can now watch the whole thing here at Maker Studios/Tribeca Film Fest’s channel!
The Humberville Poetry Slam
Comedic short mockumentary about a small town poetry slam. Co-directed/written by Emily Chang with Daniel De Lorenzo. Called “hysterically funny” by the Huffington Post!
~Winner, Hollywood Film Festival’s Gold Coast Award
~Finalist, Golden Reel Award for Best Short Film, Visual Communications Film Festival
~Finalist, Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award, LA Asian American Film Festival 2009
You can now watch the whole thing online!
I Was Born With 2 Tongues
Emily’s old Chicago-based spoken word group, now no longer active but memorialized in the new Maya Lin-designed MOCA Museum, NYC and whose album “Broken Speak” is still frequently used in high school and university classrooms across the country.
You can listen to their best-selling album, Broken Speak, here on Soundcloud.
One of Emily’s music projects: em.KING
Music video for “Need You Near,” featured in the Colin Hearts Kay soundtrack.
Recent projects/guest vocals on albums: “Shanghai Hotel” soundtrack, “Nothing But Me” soundtrack (see videos page), Bao Phi‘s “Refugeeography” album, Taiyo‘s “Love Is Growth” album (perf: The Knitting Factory NYC), Typical Cats self-titled debut, DJ Kuttin’ Kandi‘s Women in Hip Hop Benefit CD.
25 To Life
Emily associate produced this in-progress documentary tackling issues of race, sex, and masculinity. It centers on an HIV-positive African American man who’s turning his life around and affecting those around him.