VAFF 16 Preview: Daylight Savings - Opening Film

Monday October 1, 2012


PROGRAM 1 – Opening Night Presentation
Thursday November 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM

PROGRAM 2 – Opening Night Encore Presentation
Thursday November 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Canadian Premiere
Goh Nakamura and Yea-Ming Chen in Attendance

DIRECTOR: Dave Boyle
PRODUCERS: Duane Andersen, Michael Lerman
WRITERS: Dave Boyle, Michael Lerman, Joel Clark, Goh Nakamura
USA | 2012 | Narrative | HDCAM | B&W | 98 mins | English

Previous Screenings/Awards: Best Ensemble Performance – 2012 Asian Film Festival of Dallas; World Premiere – SXSW Film Festival; SFIAAFF, Cleveland Intl Film Festival, Chicago Asian American Film Festival, LA Asian American Pacific Film Festival, Asian Film Festival of Dallas

Daylight Savings rejoins San Francisco musician Goh Nakamura one year after the first installment of the Surrogate Valentine Trilogy. This time around, Goh finds commercial success in his fledgling career when his song gets licensed in a national TV commercial for an anti-depressant medication. With newfound fame, an upcoming national tour, and a decision to settle down in Los Angeles with his long distance girlfriend Erika (Ayako Fujitani, Tokyo!), Goh finds himself devastated when he gets dumped on Skype right before the big move.

To further complicate matters, he reconnects with old flame Rachel (Lynn Chen, Surrogate Valentine), but finds himself drawn toward indie musician Yea-Ming (playing herself) who he meets at his going-away party. Goh’s cousin Mike (Michael Aki, Charlotte Sometimes), a ‘man with a plan’ comes to Goh’s rescue, but their road trip goes awry and Goh is forced to face his romantic issues on his own.

VAFF 16 full festival schedule here

Eventbrite - VAFF 16 | November 1-4, 2012