5Q's w/Michael Chan "CAVITIES" Director

#1: Can you describe your movie and why somebody should see it in less than 140 characters?

This is a story about growing up in a broken home. Wince longs for a family that isn’t there as he hustles to make money to replace the need family with friends. Sometimes it is the intangible things we desire most in life, the need for love.

#2: What do you want the Borrego Springs Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title?

Wince is a hustler.

#3: What is your movie making background?  Tell us about yourself.

After I got out the Marine Corps in 2008, I attended LaGuardia Community College back in New York. I transferred over to USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2010 and graduated in 2012. Through ABC’s Standing Up For Heroes, I was given a mentor, Victoria Alonso at Marvel Studios. I was fortunate and blessed to get the opportunity to get my start at Marvel Studios. After three shows at Marvel, I ventured out to my next journey at the American Film Institute to focus on directing. In June 2016, I graduated with my MFA in Directing and is currently working on trying to make the feature version of Cavities. Anybody interested?

#4: What was the biggest lesson learned in getting your film made?

Stick to your guns and do what you say you were going to do. I’ve had a lot of obstacles trying to get Cavities made, lots of road blocks and spikes on the road but I have always been a hustler just like Wince Cheng.

#5: What does the future hold for your film and you?

Munis and I wrote the feature script and we hope to turn those pages into moving images.

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