Reading of AAIFF Screenplay Competition Winner HELEN EVER AFTER

Leviathan Lab, in association with Asian Cinevision and SAG-AFTRA's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity, presents a staged reading of the 2017 Asian American International Film Festival Screenplay Competition Winner "Helen Ever After (a transgender story)" by Helen Wong, directed by Leviathan artistic director Flordelino Lagundino.

"Helen Ever After (a transgender story)" follows the story of a transgender woman who, after a series of embarrassing events caused by her hallucinations, must embark on an 'epic' coming out journey along with her imaginary friends and guardian angel.

ABOUT HELEN WONG
Helen graduated in Fine Arts from University of Southern California in the year 2000. Her favorite subjects were feminist theories and performance art, which led her to performing in front of the camera after graduation. She's done some acting and modeling in Los Angeles where she resides, and she is a SAG-AFTRA member.

HELEN EVER AFTER is Helen's first screenplay. She started writing the transgender comedy because she didn't see anything she strongly identified with in movies or on television, not Trans America, not Transparent, not Orange Is the New Black! She felt compelled to fill the void by writing a story that was original, funny, vulgar, Asian American and didn't take itself too seriously. 

Helen lives with her black/brindle french bulldog King Kong (but everyone calls him KK). She has a day job and is a vegan.


ABOUT THE ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Every year, Asian Cinevision's NY Asian American International Film Festival proudly hosts the Asian American International Screenplay Competition and embraces the influx of great writing talents. The winner of the competition gets a reading by local NYC actors during AAIFF in New York City. Past winners of the Asian American International Screenplay Competition include Michael Kang’s THE MOTEL, Mora Stephens’ GEORGIA HEAT and Isaac Ho's THE CHINESE DELIVERY MAN. https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=5751


ABOUT THE ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), presented by Asian CineVision, is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian Americans. The 40th annual festival is taking place in New York City from July 25 to August 5th, 2017. Screenings will be held at Village East Cinema (181-189 2nd Avenue), Asia Society New York (725 Park Avenue), and Flushing Town Hall(13735 Northern Boulevard, Flushing). http://aaiff.org/2017/


ABOUT ASIAN CINEVISION
Asian Cinevision (ACV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media arts organization devoted to the development, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of Asian and Asian American film and video. Since 1978, ACV has presented the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the first and longest running festival in the U.S. to showcase the best in independent Asian and Asian American cinema. http://www.asiancinevision.org/