Wong Fu Productions released their latest short film “To Those Nights”. It’s not your typical Wong Fu Productions short. It’s much edgier, taking your mind and heart to interesting places when under the influence of alcohol. Places you may not have expected, emotions you may usually ignore. The short tells three stories : Justin Chon’s character (Elijah) thinks about his past mistakes when he’s drunk, Karalynn’s character (Jessica) takes control and makes the first move, and Bryan and Courtney offer a story of a drunken proposal.
Writer/director Philip Wang shares, “It’s probably safe to say that this is one of the most honest shorts I’ve done. Not only am I indirectly admitting that I’ve been drunk enough to have these thoughts, I’m also bringing you into those thoughts, the ones that you, when you are drunk, keep to yourself, or within your car, or within your texts. But I don’t mind, because I don’t think it’s really a secret. I think everyone at some point in their drinking life has or will go through these emotions regarding an lost love, an ex, or someone they’re head over heels with. So while being very exposing, it’s also very intimate. I’m not saying that I went through each of these 3 stories literally (I’ve never cheated), but the ingredients are things we are all familiar with.”
The personal project offer some words of encouragement. As Phil states, “I’m nearing the end of my 20s and have been through and around enough scenarios to see many people including myself, lost and wondering about their lives, love, or lack of fulfillment in these areas. As someone, just like you, who’s felt extremely low and lonely, I understand those feelings, the fear and discomfort. But amazingly enough, with time I’ve made my way out of that period and can look back, finally understanding why all of it had to happen. I hope the viewers can see this as my encouragement to them. That while there will be difficult times ahead, or there are difficult times now, it won’t last forever. You’ll learn from it, and grow, and eventually… ‘we’ll all get there, happy’.”
To Those Nights by Wong Fu Productions