SHORTCOMINGS Trailer: Randall Park’s Directorial Debut Captures Bay Area Urbanites in Limbo
Actor and comedian Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat, Always Be My Maybe) made a splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival with his feature directorial debut. Shortcomings is based on the 2007 graphic novel of the same name by Adrian Tomine, who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Tavi Gevinson, Sonoya Mizuno, Jacob Batalon, and Timothy Simons. It follows a trio of young Bay Area urbanites–Ben Tanaka, Miko Hayashi, and Alice Kim–as they navigate a range of interpersonal relationships, traveling across the country in search of the ideal connection.
It will soon have its New York premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Sony Pictures Classics has released the official trailer ahead of its release on August 4.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Ben, a struggling filmmaker, lives in Berkeley, California, with his girlfriend, Miko, who works for a local Asian American film festival. When he’s not managing an arthouse movie theater as his day job, Ben spends his time obsessing over unavailable blonde women, watching Criterion Collection DVDs, and eating in diners with his best friend Alice, a queer grad student with a serial dating habit. When Miko moves to New York for an internship, Ben is left to his own devices, and begins to explore what he thinks he might want.
See the trailer and poster below.