"Michael's Story" Wins Screenplay Competition at AAIFF '14 / by Eugene Sun Park

My script, MICHAEL'S STORY, was selected as the winner of this year's screenplay competition at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York. Totally unexpected, but a very welcome surprise indeed!

The screenplay is an original work of fiction, but draws heavily upon actual events. In particular, the script is a reimagining of the infamous murder of Vincent Chin in 1982, and the subsequent miscarriage of justice.

I traveled to NY in July for AAIFF '14 and got to check out some of the great films. And, as the winner of the screenplay competition, I attended a live reading of Michael's Story, performed by a group of talented actors from NYC. Most importantly, I received some valuable script notes from the judges, which will be of great assistance to me in the rewriting process.