A divorced career woman Alice pretends that she’s still married to her ex-husband Mark, for the benefit of her aging, traditional-minded father. FAMILY DINNER uses the events of a single evening to tease out the fractured relationship between two characters, the generational clash between a father and his daughter.
Bio / Needs
I was born and raised in Beijing, China. I moved to the US to pursue a career in film after high school. I earned my BFA from NYU Tisch undergraduate film and TV program. After learning many different kinds of filmmaking, I decided to focus on animation and broke into the industry as a feature story artist. I’ve worked at several major studios—MTV Networks, Blue Sky Studios and Reel Fx. My film credits includes “The Book of Life” (2014), “Rio 2” (2014), “The Peanuts Movie” (2015), The “Ice Age” franchise (2016), “The Story of Ferdinand” (2017), and some 2018 feature films that are in development. I’ve been invited as a guest speaker in story classes at NYU as well as at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Currently I’m working with Chris Appelhans on his upcoming animated feature (still in development).