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A pivotal moment in the making of JUICE was the Oregon fires. There was a day in LA where what should’ve been a regular sunset became this jarring atmosphere of oversaturated red and orange. While the image was beautifully surreal, it was an unsettling reminder of the environmental chaos that’s already wrecking communities across the world. I also wanted to make a film centered around queer asian representation, and how despite the world is neck-deep in environmental wreckage these two queer characters find joy and love within each other.

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