-2012 Audience Choice-Best Film: WIFT Short Film Showcase
-2010 Audience Choice Award: Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children
-2010 LIFT & Fuji Award For Best Film: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
-2011 Special Jury Prize – WorldFest-Houston
-2011 Children’s Jury Award – Seattle Film Festival for Children
-2011 Audience Choice Award – Sarasota Film Festival
It’s Christmas in Toronto, 1978. Eight-year-old Meehee Park longs for two things: to make her mother happy and to get a Cindy doll from Santa. But she soon realizes that Santa isn’t real and her parents are struggling to make ends meet. Determined to buy it for herself, she sells her most treasured toys to a curio shop. But while there, she comes across an auction that will pit her two greatest desires, leaving Meehee to make a difficult choice.
A semi-autobiographical tale of immigrant dreams, The Auction is a poignant blend of narrative and director Gloria Ui Young Kim’s found family footage.
Tru can’t commit to relationships. She’s good at getting into them, it’s staying there that’s the hard part. With a trail of broken hearts behind her, Tru believes she’ll always be the one to leave first. Then she meets Alice, the widowed mother of her friend. Suddenly here is someone who can break through Tru’s defences and make her stay. But as the saying goes, the path to true love never does run smooth and before they can explore their burgeoning feelings for each other, Alice’s jealous daughter is doing everything to stop the relationship. With strong central performances and a wintry Toronto backdrop skillfully used, Tru Love is a story about love, loss and the strength it takes to accept both.
Written by Matt Micucci.