Dealing with Dad [In-Person Only]

This event took place on May 26, 2024

$14 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 NWFF Member

Tom Huang
1h 46m

Visiting Artist

** Q&A with director Tom Huang after the film, moderated by Paper Tigers director Quoc Bao Tran! **


(Tom Huang, US, 2022, 106 min, in English)

Margaret Chang reluctantly returns to her hometown along with her hapless brothers to deal with the sudden depression of their complete-jerk father, whom everyone hates. In fact, he’s actually more pleasant being depressed, so the siblings wonder if it’s worth struggling to get him better. In the meantime, their forced time together allows them to reconnect as a family, reminisce about the bad times with Dad and maybe even help each other out in the process in this multi-award-winning dramedy.

Synopsis and stills courtesy of the director.

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About Tom Huang:

Tom Huang is an award-winning Writer/Director. His latest feature, Dealing with Dad, was recently nominated for the prestigious Humanitas Award, and has played 37 film festivals across the US, winning 14 awards, including multiple Best Feature Film and Audience Awards. Character Media described the film as “both funny and achingly poignant.”

His previous feature, Find Me, also won multiple festival awards, as well as being a critical and streaming hit on Amazon Prime, achieving 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with critics. Outside Magazine named it “the Indie Adventure Film we all need.

Tom is a Warner Brothers Sitcom Workshop graduate and has also been a staff writer for network TV sitcoms, including the critically lauded ABC show Sons and Daughters and Still Standing on CBS. Tom is a Film Independent Screenwriting Lab and Fast Track Fellow, and is developing The Loyal Betrayal, a film noir feature set in the Manzanar Japanese Internment Camp during World War II, and a sequel for Find Me.

Credit for image above: Writer/director Tom Huang looks over shot with producer Cindy Lu. Photo by Steven Lam.

About Quoc Bao Tran:

Bao’s first feature film The Paper Tigers (2020) garnered praise from Variety as an “irresistibly good-humored debut,” while the New York Times remarked his “lighthearted, refreshing approach neither succumbs to whitewashing nor the model-minority myth.” Rotten Tomatoes ranks it as one of the Best Action Comedies and Best Asian American Movies ever made with a “Certified Fresh” rating. He was mentored early on by master action director Corey Yuen. His previous credits include editing Cho Lon (2013), one of Southeast Asia’s highest-budgeted action blockbusters, and Jackpot (2015), Vietnam’s official entry to the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Film. He is also a fellow in the Paramount Directors Initiative and the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program.

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