a columbia student short film


Runner-up in August HAMMER-TO-NAIL contest

We are absolutely DELIGHTED to announce that GPS has received runner-up for this month’s HTN short film contest!


HUGE thanks to judges Brent Hoff (Wholphin DVD), Ry Russo-Young (Nobody Walks), and Gus Péwé (winner of the June 2012 Student Filmmaker Challenge) for pulling us from the pile.  Also grateful to Michael Tully for writing us such an eloquent review!  Here’s what he said about the film:

“Fall in love with someone, then marry them. Who cares where they’re from, who cares what they look like. As long as you love them, that’s all that matters, right? If only it were that simple. And in many—or should I say all—ethnic cultures throughout this wonderful world of ours, that approach to marriage isn’t just unfathomable; it’s sacrilegious! By inserting this complicated real-life issue into a J-horror movie, Columbia University’s Stephani Wu and Andres Rosende have delivered a wake-up call to so much of the tired bigger-budget horror spectacles that consistently pelt our multiplexes like dumb hailstorms. In the future, one hopes that these young filmmakers will continue to hold themselves up to a simultaneously high standard when it comes to both form and content.”

Again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this film possible.

Peace.  May Buddha be with you.  🙂


Fear and Fantasy in LA

Green Plastic Sandals will premiere in LA at the 1st Annual Fear and Fantasy Film Festival.  We are scheduled to screen in the first horror shorts program – May 15th at 5pm.  Co-director Andres Rosende will be making an appearance.  Click here to see a schedule of films and buy your tickets!


Review in the Huffington Post

GPS received some wonderful press earlier this month.


San Francisco-based art critic George Heymont included GPS as one of three short films highlighting the Asian American “struggle to overcome one’s doubts, fears, and family’s expectations” at SFIAAFF.  It’s an honor to sit alongside Erin Li’s L.A. Coffin School and Andrew Ahn’s DOL: First Birthday.

Trailer links posted below:

Disorient Asian American Film Festival

And the festival run continues.  I just found out that GPS will be playing at Disorient!  Here are the links!

DisOrient 2012 Shorts: Intersections and Identities  [Tickets] | Saturday, April 28 @ 4pm


Pre-party gathering at Fat Angel

If you are in the area, GPS is hosting some pre-show merriment at fat angel, 1740 o’farrell st, sf.  We’ll be there from 7:30 onwards, so stop by for a drink (and/or dinner) if you’d like. http://www.fatangelsf.com/about/

“The hidden gem of the lower Fillmore, FA serves 30 wines by-the-glass, 6 rotating draft wines and 9 draft beers, Belgian bottles & American comfort food, too.” – off their twitter bio at @fatangelsf


the Official GPS poster

March 11th and 14th in XXX shorts

“a nightmarish take on the politics of interracial marriage” – now screening at SFIAAFF

Official Selection of the Cleveland International Film Festival

Good News!  GREEN PLASTIC SANDALS has been accepted into the 36th Annual Cleveland Int’l Film Festival.  On Friday, March 30th, the film will be screening in the Late Night Shorts Program #3 at 11:40PM