Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

BJ's Mobile Gift Shop

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Jason Park / United States of America / 2021 / 16 min / Colour / DCP / In English, Korean / Arabic, English subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. May not be suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas

This film is screening as part of Uncertain Futures II programme. Buy your tickets here .


Synopsis

BJ, a young Korean-American hustler, tirelessly runs throughout the city of Chicago making hard-earned sales out of his infinitely convenient “mobile gift shop”. This endearing short is a story about our struggle with significance. In a culture that constantly questions if we’re living our biggest and best lives, this film shows us someone who chooses the alternative. Even though he may live “small”, every day is an adventure for BJ—coming across unique situations constantly and enjoying every moment life has to offer.

Director

Jason Park

Jason Park has written, produced, and directed several short films and music videos that have played at several international film festivals, including 'Teachers' starring Tatyana Ali, 'Under the Boardwalk', and 'BJ’s Mobile Gift Shop', which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Park is currently developing his first feature film, 'Transplant', a film he co-wrote and will direct, which was selected for the 2020 Sundance Screenwriting Intensive. He is also a 2020 Sundance Feature Film Fellow.

Credits

Screenwriter
Jason Park
Producer
Julianna Imel, Jason Park
Editor
Zoe Kraft
Music
MasterClass, The NoiseSymphony
Cinematographer
Brandon Hoeg
Cast
Johnnyboy Tellem, Dat Le, Andrew Cawley, Elizabeth Hartwig, Heather Bettner, Ali Webb