Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

COWBOY JOE

COWBOY JOE

LANGUAGES: English, Mandarin | SUBTITLES: English

SYNOPSIS
Set in New York City, COWBOY JOE, is a coming of age story about a Chinese cowboy who grapples with his Asian American identity and stands up to his father for the first time.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Production Company: Hyperelectric Studios
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST
Conder Shou – Cowboy Joe
Lei Zhou - Father

MAIN CREDITS
Director: Jingjing Tian
Screenwriter: Jingjing Tian
Producer: Jingjing Tian
Director of Photography: Nat Pinheiro
Sound: Maaike Snoep
Editing: Luke Wilkening
Sound Editing: Zach Scheitlin
Music Composer: David Tobin, Jeff Meegan, and Charley Harrison for the song “Only in New York”

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Comedy
Language: English, Mandarin
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 05:46
Production format: H.264 Export
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 1.85
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS
Queens World Film Festival – Emerging Filmmaker

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
1. Way Down Film Festival, Nominated for Best Underground Short Film - October 2018
2. Niagara Falls International Film Festival - October 2018
3. Short Short Story Merging Arts Film Festival - November 2018
4. Inshort Film Festival in Lagos - December 2018
5. Brooklyn Documentary Club & Speakeasy Cinema Screening - December 2018
6. Seattle Asian American Film Festival - February 2019
7. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market - 2019
8. Metro Film & TV Awards, The Award of Excellence - 2019
9. 20th Landshut Film Festival in Germany - March 2019
10. An Asian American Thing - March 2019
11. Queens World Film Festival - March 2019
12. Cleveland International Film Festival - April 2019
13. Arnow Film Festival - April 6, 2019
14. The Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) in Chicago - April 2019
15. Bentonville Film Festival - May 2019
16. Nitehawk Cinema with Future of Film is Female and Museum of Modern Art - July 2019
17. Museum of the Chinese in America - August 2019
18. Princeton Independent Film Festival - October 2019

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Jingjing Tian is a Sundance Writer's Lab semifinalist and a Sundance Sloan Foundation semifinalist. She has held fellowships at the New York Public Library and the Middlebury Script Lab, and won best female director and awards in excellence at AT&T, the Princeton Indpt. Film Festival, and more. Her work has screened at Nitehawk Cinema with MoMA, Museum of the Chinese in America, Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Bentonville Film Festival and more. Her work has been featured in Paper Magazine, AM New York, and High Country News. As an actress, she has worked with director Eliza Hittman and DP Helene Louvart in Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always.

Before making her way to film, she worked on life support systems on the ISS and built jet engines. You've most likely flown on one of her planes! Safely and intact! Raised in China and Texas, she has a fondness for the strange, the prophetic, the dreamlike, and the heartfelt in supersize proportions. Her goal is to create more joy, empathy, and opportunities in the world.