Starring Jerry as Himself

Starring Jerry as Himself

25th TiDF: International Premiere

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.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Law Chen
Script: Jerry Hsu, Law Chen
Cinematography: Law Chen, Tinx Chan
Editing: Law Chen
Sound: Anthony Thompson
Music: Eric Holljes
Production: Forces Unseen
Producers: Jon Hsu, Law Chen
Costumes: Jon Hsu
Executive producer: Jon Hsu, Law Chen
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 75'
Contact: Visit Films
Awards/Distinctions: Grand Jury Prize (Best Documentary Feature), Audience Award, Acting Award – Slamdance 2023

Law Chen


2014 Return (short fiction)
2016 I Don't Make the Rules (short fiction)
2021 Leftovers (short fiction)
2023 Starring Jerry as Himself