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HIC! - OPEN A DOOR IN THE USA - still #1


Director: Koyalee Chanda

United States, 2003, 5 min

Shooting Format:Super 16

Festival Year:2004

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Gail Quintos, Stephanie Wang

Crew:Producer: Ann Taylor - Screenwriter: Koyalee Chanda - Editor: Koyalee Chanda - Cinematographer: Laela Kilbourn - Original Score: Nick Balaban and Michael Rubin - Sound: Irin Strauss

Sales:Inner Dog Productions, Brooklyn, NY - T: 718-624-2661


"Hic!" follows a five-year old Asian-American girl through her ethnically mixed neighborhood as she tries to find a cure for her hiccups. Through comic scenes and montages with deli owners, restaurateurs, friends, and neighbors, the protagonist is offered many different cures for the hiccups. Ultimately, the most basic solution is the one that works.

About the director

Koyalee Chanda is a three-time Emmy-nominated director based in Brookyn. She has been the primary director on Nickelodeon's hit series Blue's Clues for 5 seasons, having directed many of the program's primetime specials. Additionally, Koyalee has written and directed 2 short films and a documentary about arranged marriages in her family. In 2002, Koyalee was commissioned by Nickelodeon to write, direct and produce "Hic!" for Ragdoll Productions' series "Open a Door."


The director will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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