The 25th Filial Exemplar

A valet attendant dresses up as his late sister to help his mother deal with grief,
and prove that he’s the most filial son.

2022 – 21st Tribeca Film Festival
2022 – 33rd Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
2023 – 49th Seattle International Film Festival

Deadline – Indeed, Lena Waithe & Hillman Grad Set Filmmakers For Rising Voices 2
Variety – Leon Cheo Weaves Dark Twist on Family Duty Into ’25th Filial Exemplar’
Variety – Indeed Rising Voices Finalists on Premiering Films at Tribeca Festival

Main Cast
Charles Pang as Leung
Huang Lei as Mei Zhu
Alyssa Leanne So as Tingting

Director & Writer: Leon Cheo
Producer: Xing Yuchuan
Cinematographer: Jay Swuen
Sound Mixer: Deng Longwei
Production Designer: Yuan Mengqing
Wardrobe Designer: Christina Lim
Hair & Makeup: Wendy Fisher
Editor: Ben Niu Guangping
Composer: Teo Wei Yong
Sound Editor: Cabba Cai

Tech Details
Country: USA
Year: 2022
Duration: 15 min
Languages: Mandarin, English
Subtitles: English
Shooting Format: UHD

Production Stills


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