Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

BJ's Mobile Gift Shop

Ajyal Competition, Ajyal at Vox

Jason Park / Short Narrative / United States of America / 2021 / 16 min / Colour / DCP
In English, Korean / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Comedy
MENA Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.

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Synopsis

BJ, a young Korean-American hustler, tirelessly runs throughout the city of Chicago making hard-earned sales out of his infinitely convenient “mobile gift shop”. This endearing short is a story about our struggle with significance. In a culture that constantly questions if we’re living our biggest and best lives, this film shows us someone who chooses the alternative. Even though he may live “small”, every day is an adventure for BJ—coming across unique situations constantly and enjoying every moment life has to offer.

About the Directors

Jason Park has written, produced, and directed several short films and music videos that have played at several international film festivals, including 'Teachers' starring Tatyana Ali, 'Under the Boardwalk', and 'BJ’s Mobile Gift Shop', which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Park is currently developing his first feature film, 'Transplant', a film he co-wrote and will direct, which was selected for the 2020 Sundance Screenwriting Intensive. He is also a 2020 Sundance Feature Film Fellow.

Credits

Director
Jason Park
Screenwriter
Jason Park
Producer
Julianna Imel, Jason Park
Editor
Zoe Kraft
Production Designer
Miranti Urbaningrum
Music
MasterClass, The NoiseSymphony
Cinematographer
Brandon Hoeg
Mixing
Matt Collera, Chris Nawrocki
Cast
Johnnyboy Tellem, Dat Le, Andrew Cawley, Elizabeth Hartwig, Heather Bettner, Ali Webb

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