Film - CineVision Competition Filmfest 2017


Directed by Justin Chon


Director: Justin Chon
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English, Korean
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Simone Baker, Justin Chon, David So, Curtiss Cook Jr, Sang Chon
18+ (no age rating)



1992: Brothers Eli and Daniel sell shoes in South Central L.A., enduring the daily disses for their Asian looks. They hang out with 11-year-old orphan Camille and dream of making the big time – and the Angelenos are wont to do. But then the riots break out. As the inferno approaches their shoe store, they have to come to terms with the reality around them.

Meet the director


Justin Chon

Justin Chon was born in Garden Grove, CA in 1981, and worked mainly as an actor so far. He was Eric Yorkie in the TWILIGHT films (2008-2012) before starting to direct short films. MAN UP was his feature film debut 2015. GOOK won the Sundance audience award "Best of Next!" 2017.


Screenplay: Justin Chon
Director of Photography: Ante Cheng
Film Editor: Rooth Tang
Composer: Roger Suen
Production Designer: Sharon Roggio, Jena Serbu
Costume Design: Eunice Jera Lee
Producer: James Yi
Production Company: Birthday Soup Films LLC
World Sales: Kinology