FILM: A MONTH OF SITTING IN
Joann Huang discovered her passion for filmmaking while working on her first MFA at Parsons. A big of fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, her thesis, a narrative card game, was a homage to Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Currently, her work in films explores traditions within her own culture. She has also served as Editor, Graphic Artist, and Production Designer on various films including A Way Back Home, Cinema Sanctuary, For Your Smile and The Snakes. She also holds an MFA in Design and Technology from The New School’s Parsons School for Design and a BA in Business Communication with a specialization in Graphic Design from CUNY’s Baruch College.
Motivated by her mother’s fear of long-term health consequences, Jijing Tang, a Chinese-American woman, alleviates her mother’s fear by practicing the ancient tradition of one-month confinement after giving birth to her second child. She is confined to her home in the suburb of Queens, New York and must navigate the tradition’s outdated taboos and limited food options. While she is encouraged to relax and recuperate, the rules within the tradition are restrictive. A MONTH OF SITTING IN gives a visual insight to an ancient tradition unheard of outside the Asian community.
Writer/Director: Joann Huang
Producer: Joann Huang
Co-Producer: Susan Mei
Director of Photography: Joann Huang
Additional Photography: Ashika Kuruvilla
Editor: Joann Huang
Sound Recorder: Bhima Aryateja
Supervising Sound Editor, Re-Recording Mixer: Christopher Woll
Sound Editor: El Edmeade, Mikaela Reid & Ray Kendrick
Music Supervisor: Paul Kozel
Composers: Jeremy Jimenez & Francis Olszewski