In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
Starring Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Jennifer Ehle, Ken Jeong, Freya Adams and Samantha Kim. Directed and Written by Jennifer Phang. Produced by Robert Chang, Theresa Navarro, Jacqueline Kim, Ken Jeong and Moon Molson.
Advantageous won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance (Dramatic, 2015), Best Producer Award at Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (Moon Molson, 2015), the Linda Mabalot Renaissance Spirit Award (Jacqueline Kim) and Special Jury Prize for Best Director, Best Editing and Best Musical Score at the VC FilmFest – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (2015) and a Chlotrudis Award (Buried Treasure, 2016). The film was also Grand Jury Prize nominee at Sundance (Dramatic, 2015), Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature nominee at the VC FilmFest – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (2015) and the John Cassavetes Award nominee at the Film Independent Spirit Awards (2016).