Project Description

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Bing Liu moved from China to Alabama to California to Rockford, Illinois with his mother all before he was 8 years old. He honed his cinematography and editing skills making DIY skateboarding films as a teenager. When he was 19 he moved to Chicago and began freelancing as a grip while attaining his B.A. in literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. At age 23 he joined the International Cinematographers Guild, working in the camera department on fiction films and episodic television series. In 2014 he began collaborating with Kartemquin Films on his first feature, Minding the Gap, a co-production of POV and ITVS. Bing is also a Story Director and DP for the upcoming Steve James mini-series, America to Me. Bing is a 2017 Film Independent Fellow and Garrett Scott Development Grant recipient.

Bing Liu
Producers Bing Liu, Diane Quon
Editors Joshua Altman, Bing Liu
Original Music Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero
Executive Producers Steve James, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Sally Jo Fifer, Justine Nagan, Chris White
Cinematographer Bing Liu
Post Production Supervisor Ryan Gleeson
Motion Graphics Jesse Kerman
Sound Mixer James LeBrecht
Colorist Tyler Roth