FascinAsian - Seahawk and the Thai Princess

Director: Michael Wang
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Language: English

Year of Release: 2020
Country of Origin: United States

Description: Izzy has recently graduated from university and is on her way to LA to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress, but her plans are quickly derailed when she is left stranded at a gas station by her friends. With nothing more than her clothes in her luggage, she has to find her way to LA with the help of the gas station attendant, Seahawk. She spends the day in New Mexico, learning more about herself, her dreams and what it means to be an alien in the US.

Writer: Michael Wang
Producers: Alfonso Loya & Tony Marquez
Cinematographer: Sherwin Lau

Director: Michael Wang
Michael Wang is a graduate of the Florida State Film Conservatory, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Summa Cum Laude) in film. He has a Master of Arts in Education with the University College of London’s Institute of Education (IoE) and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He also has an Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning issued by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).

He taught for seven years at School of the Arts, Singapore, (SOTA) where he co-founded the IB Film Program. He is currently a teacher with United World College, South-East Asia (UWCSEA), and a senior examiner with the (IBO).

​Michael is an award-winning children’s author; his two picture books, Liam, The Brave and A Stray have been published by Marshall Cavendish in 2016. A Stray won the 2017 Best Picture Book Award at the Singapore Book Publisher’s Award. The books were written for each of his two children.

While he isn’t teaching and writing, Michael is also a filmmaker. He wrote, produced and directed The Carrot Cake Conversations, which was screened with Golden Village in 2008. His recent short film, 3 Pictures, screened at the 2014 Garden State Film Festival, the 2014 Annapolis film festival and the 2014 Williamsburg Film Festival.

He’s a proud father of a seven-year-old boy, who wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up and a six-year-old girl, who dreams of being a dentist.