Starring Jerry as Himself

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Starring Jerry as Himself

76 mins | United States | 2023

Director: Law Chen
Producer: Jon Hsu,Law Chen
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Screenwriter: Jerry Hsu, Law Chen
Editor: Law Chen
Cinematographer: Law Chen, Tinx Chan
Cast: Jerry Hsu, Kathy Hsu, Jon Hsu, Jesse Hsu, Joshua Hsu, Haosong Yang, Fang Du, Nick Bailey
Genre Tags: Documentary, Feature, Docufiction, true crime, Asian American
Release Year: 2023
Language: English (United States),Chinese (Simplified Han)
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Documentary,Foreign Language,Feature Film,Experimental,BIPOC

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2023 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) This is a story about our producer’s father Jerry. Jerry is a retired, divorced Taiwanese immigrant living in Orlando. One day, he gets an urgent call from the Chinese police. They inform him that he’s the prime suspect in an international money laundering investigation where $1.28mm was illegally moved through his Florida bank account. Under threat of arrest and extradition to China, the police force Jerry to cooperate and be an undercover agent in their case. Over the next few months, Jerry helps the police investigate the crime by taking surveillance photos of his bank, spying on tellers, and sending wire transfers to the police. After months of keeping the investigation a secret, Jerry finally reveals everything to his family. His three sons decide to document his ordeal and discover the truth about what really happened and how it changed Jerry's life forever.