A neo-noir love story set in China, Eggplant follows Yang Meng, an outsider who’s never fit into traditional societal expectations. She works as a wedding grifter who steals bride fees from desperate countryside bachelors. In a collision of fate, she runs into her ex-lover, Wu Kang, a wedding photographer escaping a troubled life in Taiwan. The past quickly confronts the present in an explosion of events as Yang Meng fights to break out of a system that can’t be broken, forcing these two Chinese millennials to survive in a society fixated on money, materialism, and duty.
Eggplant is Yung Chang’s first narrative feature script and Reel Asian is excited to share his process in bringing the script to life at this live read event featuring local star power. The live read will lead into a special artist talk between Yung Chang and moderator Vivian Lin and culminate with a reception to celebrate Chang’s works. Join us as one of the first to witness Chang’s highly-anticipated work.
Following the live script reading of his debut narrative feature, Eggplant, join Canadian Spotlight Artist Yung Chang in celebrating his extensive body of work at the Canadian Spotlight Gala Reception. Meet the cast of the live script reading and hang out with rising stars of Asian Canadian talent.
Andrea Bang (Kim’s Convenience, Running with Violet)
Daniel Jun (Designated Survivor, The Handmaid’s Tale)
Andre Dae Kim (Degrassi, Mary Kills People)
Christine Mao (Kim’s Convenience, Taken)
Rebecca Applebaum (Upside-Down Girl, The Expanse)