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Willow and Wu

World Premiere

Director: Kathy Meng

United States, 2024, 14 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2024

Category:Narrative Short

WINNER: Best Screenplay

Cast:Aolan Guo, Yves Yan

Crew:Writers: Kathy Meng, Harry Bacon. Producers: Sam Stulin, Jenna You.


Finally receiving a day-off after being recently dumped, young and anxious assistant Willow is ordered to aid the elusive husband of her high-powered boss with an unusual task.

About the director

Kathy Meng is a NYC-based filmmaker and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She draws inspiration from her upbringing in Beijing and Massachusetts to tell multicultural stories. Her films are rooted in realism, depicting modern Chinese women who are in the periphery of the mainstream. Meng has previously worked at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Gotham Film Institute, Hamptons International Film Festival, A24, Scott Rudin Productions, DOC NYC, and the Weinstein Company.

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