Frankfurt am Main | 12 – 20 October 2024

Starring Jerry As Himself

United States
By Law Chen
Tue, 17 October 2023, 7:15 PM
This is a story about our producer’s father Jerry. Jerry is a retired, divorced Taiwanese immigrant living in Orlando. One day, he gets an urgent call from the Chinese police. They inform him that he’s the prime suspect in an international money laundering investigation where $1.28mm was illegally moved through his Florida bank account. Under threat of arrest and extradition to China, the police force Jerry to cooperate and be an undercover agent in their case. Over the next few weeks, Jerry helps the police investigate an international money laundering case by taking surveillance photos of his bank, making top secret transfers, and even wearing a wire to spy on bank tellers. After months of keeping the investigation a secret, Jerry finally reveals everything to his family. His three sons decide to document his ordeal and discover the truth about what really happened and how it changed Jerry's life forever.


Film Info


Starring Jerry As Himself
  • United States
Spoken language
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English
75 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour


  • John HSU
  • Law CHEN
  • Director

    • Law Chen

      LAW is an award winning director based in Brooklyn. His narrative, documentary, and commercial films have earned 19 Cannes Lions, as well as multiple Webby Awards, Vimeo Staff Picks, and screened at film festivals around the world. His first feature ‘Starring Jerry as Himself’ will premiere at Slamdance, and tells a personal story about an immigrant’s pursuit of the American Dream.

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