Alumnus Yung Chang’s Project “Eggplant” Selected for 2015 January Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● December 17, 2014 11:00

Sundance Institute has announced the 12 projects selected for the 2015 January Screenwriters Lab, an immersive, five-day writers' workshop at the Sundance Resort in Utah taking place from January 16 to 21, 2015. Among this year’s projects is Eggplant, from CFC alumni and writer/director Yung Chang.

In Eggplant,a wedding photographer and his girlfriend drift across the country on the run from their pasts, when they encounter a young grifter who irrevocably changes the course of their lives. The storyfollows three Chinese millennials who strive for a better, more meaningful existence in a society fixated on money, materialism and duty.

Yung Chang, who splits his time between China and Canada, is known for his feature documentaries The Fruit Hunters (2013), developed through the CFC NFB Documentary Program, Up the Yangtze (2008)and China Heavyweight (2012). Both Up the Yangtze and China Heavyweight premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to garner numerous awards including two Taipei Golden Horse Awards. Eggplant is Yung’s first narrative feature.

Congratulations Yung!

Read the official announcement here.

Cory Angeletti-Szasz

Manager, Communications (Mat Leave)