Project type: Fiction Short
Project status: Development
Director: Jing Ai Ng
Producer: Sandra Tan
Director of Photography: Jan Riscbieth Córdoba
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The summer before Phoebe Lee leaves her home in Mississippi for college, she attempts to reconcile with her older brother.


It’s the summer before Phoebe Lee leaves home. The Chinese-American Lee family, who has lived in the Mississippi Delta for generations, is preparing for the day by taking inventory at their grocery store. The two Lee siblings — Phoebe and Raymond — work in tandem like they have all of their lives.

Except this summer is different. Phoebe is leaving home for a college far from Mississippi, and in doing so is saying goodbye to an entire way of life.

Meet the Filmmakers

Jing Ai Ng – Director
Jing Ai Ng is a writer & director based in Los Angeles. She participated in Film Independent’s Screenwriters Lab and is a recent directing graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory. Her short film Fleck won the Grand Prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Student Film Awards and was shortlisted at the Cannes Lion Young Director Awards. Jing is currently part of The Thousand Miles Project, a talent incubator established by Pachinko showrunner Soo Hugh and Universal Content Productions. Raised between Malaysia and Florida, she brings a global perspective to her storytelling.

Sandra Tan – Producer
Sandra Tan is a Partner and Head of Production at PROM, where she oversees seventy-plus productions a year around the world. Having grown up in Malaysia, a multi-ethnic country, Sandra is drawn to human-centric stories that challenge stereotypes, provoke thought, and foster empathy across borders.

Jan Riscbieth Córdoba – Director of Photography
Jan Rischbieth Córdoba is a Honduran director of photography with an MFA in cinematography from the American Film Institute (AFI). His short film Fleck won best director from Director’s Guild of America (DGA) & was nominated for Cannes Lions Young Director Award (YDA). Besides his works in narrative, some of Jan’s commercial clients include: LEICA, Michelob & Champion. Jan aspires to tell stories that inspire imagination & communicate a shared human experience. He speaks English, Spanish & German.

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