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It Smells Like Springtime

Director: Mackie Mallison

United States, 2022, 17 min

Shooting Format:Super 16

Festival Year:2023


Cast:Ada Chen, Gene Chen, Sarah Zhu, Zoë Tam

Crew:Writer: Mackie Mallison.


Through glimpses into her childhood, a jeweler reckons with the roots of her work — confronting her belonging in America.

About the director

Mackie Mallison is a filmmaker living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been screened by The Obama White House, Adobe, and in film festivals across the world including New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center and BFI London Film Festival. In his practice, he often explores the unraveling of memory, family, intersections of race, class, cross-generational binds and his personal relationships with them. He is a current member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, Video Consortium, and a recipient of the Adobe Creativity Scholarship with a BFA in Film at Pratt Institute.

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