“Patacones With Chopsticks” starring Harry Shum Jr.


Did you know that “Glee” Star Harry Shum Jr. was born in Costa Rica? At the age of 6, he and his family immigrated to America, where they settled in San Francisco. “Patacones With Chopsticks” captures a day in the life of Harry and his family cooking Chinese food (with friend plantains on the side), dancing to salsa and reminiscing about their long journey to the United States. Immigrant Heritage Month is proud to present this short film.

Director: Paola Mendoza
Cinematographer: Cliff Traiman
Camera Operator: Matt Mayotte
Executive Producer: Michael Skolnik
Producers: Joseph La Morte & Gloria La Morte
Co-Producer: Flannery Miller
Editor: Saba Riazi
Original Music: Monica Cohen & Renato Milone
Additional Music: “Ya Just Don’t Get it (Do Ya)” by G Scott Russell courtesy of Konsonant Music
“LXD” footage courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Chu Studios
“In A Shell…” footage courtesy of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

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