– by Gig Patta

America can be tough for success. For immigrants, to return home can even be tougher.

Based on real life events of director Emily Ting, Go Back to China follows a spoiled rich girl named Sasha Li as she spends most of trust fund in Los Angeles pursuing a fashion career. She is cut off by her father and forced back to China to work on the family business.

The film stars YouTube sensation Anna Akana, Richard Ng, Lynn Chen and Kelly Hu. It is directed and written by Ting.

Go Back to China made its SXSW 2019 debut over the weekend.

LRM Online had an exclusive sit-down interview with director Ting and actress Chen before the premiere at SXSW 2019 in Los Angeles.

It is Ting’s second feature fictional film after the indie darling Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong. She produced many indie hits, including A Year and Change, Man from Reno, and Land Ho!

Chen has also been a veteran of the film festival circuit for several years and being best known for her breakout performance with 2004’s Saving Face. She has made appearances on several television shows, including HBO’s Silicon Valley, Showtime’s The Affair and AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead. She also voiced the villain Goh Xiulan in Activision’s Call of Duty video game series.

Watch our exclusive interview above.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.