Would have been cool to see Eddie Huang participate at both Sundance and… Chefdance on Main Street with a directorial debut that promises a buffer or faces and different races. For those who don’t know the newbie helmer, Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir was a huge deal for Huang who penned a television series (sxi seasons in all). He also happens to be a chef and TV host. Shot in New York City September of 2019, Boogie sees Taylor Takahashi lead a cast comprised of Pamelyn Chee, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Mike Moh, Dave East, Perry Yung, Alexa Mareka and our Zola queen, Taylour Paige. Focus Features were quick to come onboard.
Gist: Set against the backdrop of contemporary New York City, Boogie follows a young Chinese-American basketball phenom who struggles to balance the expectations of his immigrant family with his own dreams of becoming a player for the NBA.
Production Co./Producers: Immersive Pictures’ Josh Bratman, Wink Production’s Josh McLaughlin and Michael Tadross.
Prediction: U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION
U.S. Distributor: Focus Features.