The timely story “An American in China” is about a young man's search for meaning and direction. It follows recent college grad David Braddock to China where he finds more than he bargained for. David's parents (Michael Gross and Priscilla Barnes) pressure him to find a direction. They want him to go to China to source factories for the family's business, and David eventually does give into his father's urging to “go east young man.”
Once in China, he finds that it is much different from what he imagined: full of bustling modern cities as well as idyllic little villages. But here, just like back at home, nobody seems to take him seriously.
David travels to a place that the modern world hasn't yet altered and meets Mei Yang (Fei Fei Sun), a beautiful, ambitious young girl who works two jobs trying to save enough money so she can follow her dream of going to the prestigious Beijing University. Despite their language and cultural differences, a romance blossoms during the few short weeks that David is there.
“An American in China” is gaining momentum on the festival circuit, garnering four festival awards to date!
It has already won Best Full Length Narrative Feature, San Luis Obispo Film Festival Chairman's Award, Lake Havasu Film Festival Best Director Feature Narrative to Ron Berrett, First Glance Hollywood Platinum Remi Award for Theatrical Feature Film, WorldFest Houston, 2008.