>The Motel - Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best First Feature!
From the makers of ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, THE GOOD GIRL, and CHUCK & BUCK comes an honest portrait of adolescence
as heartfelt and authentic as it is hilarious.
The Motel Trailer
“I roared out loud with laughter!”
- Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
“The backdrop of this seedy motel is just the perfect place to illustrate the awkward times of early teen life.”
- Eric Campos, Film Threat
“A momentous achievement!”
- Jeff Yang, SF Chronicle
Puberty sucks, and nobody knows it better than 13-year-old Ernest Chin (Jeffrey Chyau). As he watches guests come
and go, Ernest finds himself forever stuck at his family's hourly-rate motel, where he divides his time between taking
orders from his overbearing mom, cleaning up after whatever miscreants the motel may attract and longing for
the girl of his dreams, 15-year-old Christine (Samantha Futerman, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA).
When charismatic Sam Kim (Sung Kang, PEARL HARBOR, BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT) checks
into the motel, fatherless Ernest is taken under his wing and hustled toward manhood, for better or worse.
Commentary Track with Director Michael Kang and Actors Sung Kang and Jeffrey Chyau
Behind the Scenes Featurette
5.1 surround Sound