About this submission
The Qingming Kid is a dramedy that is rooted in my personal story. I was born on April 4th, which is typically the day that the Qingming Festival lands on. So growing up, I’d spend the weekend of my birthday at the graveyard paying respects.
Just like the character in the film, I never met my grandfather. Part of this story is inspired by the outlandish ideas I had of who I thought my grandfather might’ve been. I seek to tell stories that specifically touch on the Asian American experience in America, detailing how American culture and Chinese tradition clash.