Tess is one call away from making it big with her business, but her father belittles her, thinking she doesn’t have the sense to make things work out financially.
They’re forced to deal with a sudden death of a family member. Tess volunteered to organise the traditional Taiwanese funeral, but nothing impressed her father.
Then when the call finally comes for Tess, she realises that it wasn’t that her father didn’t understand her ambitions.
In his own way, he did.
‘Paper Lotus’ was produced as a thesis project at the University of Southern California. More information here.