MASAMI KAWAI

Cleaner (18min), RED, English, Korean, Spanish 
Writer & Director: Masami Kawai
Producers: Sun Kim, Masami Kawai & Soraya Selene
Director of Photography: Topher Osborn 
Editors: Dana Turken & Eddie Kim 
Production Designer: Emily Auble
Supervising Sound Editor & Re-Recording Mixer: Brandon Jones
Composer: Sven Faulconer
Starring: Suilma RodriguezAlexis RheeSusan ParkDiana Elizabeth Torres & Kenzo Lee

At a family-run dry cleaner, Jae pursues her desires as her mother struggles to keep the business going in the face of pressure from a crime syndicate. But when Jae decides to put an end to the extortion payments, the secrets of her family's past come to the surface. Set within Koreatown of Los Angeles, Cleaner is a portrait of desire and the bonds of blood.

Screenings: Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Young Directors' Night Showcase, Palm Springs International ShortFest, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Indie Cork (Ireland), Dis-Orient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Boston Asian American Film Festival