DIRECTOR
Lawrence Chen

WRITERS
Lawrence Chen and Jonathan Hsu

PRODUCER
Jonathan Hsu

EDITOR
Lawrence Chen

CAST
Jesse Hsu
Christine McCann
Michael Gentile
Bret Williams
Xavier Townsend
Brian McCormick
Shoey Sun
Jen Margono

SYNOPSIS
Jesse, an untrained aspiring dancer, gets rejected from a premiere modern dance company at a pretentious audition. Defeated, he goes back to his day job where he works as “Mr. Jesse”, a well known birthday and event dancer at a karaoke bar. Upon Jesse’s return, his manager senses his disappointment and inspires Jesse to give one more performance as “Mr. Jesse” and rediscover greatness in his own way.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT
I’ve always seen YOMYOMF and Interpretations as a place to be different. So I wanted to tell the story of individuals trying to find a unique voice and fighting an uphill battle against everything holding them back. People telling you you’re not good enough, or a mainstream culture that says this is what success is or what it should look like. So whether you’re a filmmaker, an actor, or a karaoke birthday dancer, go discover what defines you and go be the best at it. The Majestic Mr. Jesse is somewhere out there for all of us to find.

DIRECTOR’S BIO
Lawrence Chen is a filmmaker from Beijing, China and New York City. He is a commercial director at ad agency BBDO NY and has garnered multiple awards at festivals as well as named the 8th most awarded commercial director at the 2015 Cannes Lions. Lawrence also directs music videos, short films, and documentaries, and is beginning to venture into longer form narrative work. He hopes to eventually write and direct films or TV that speak to the human experience regardless of culture, race, or beliefs. You can see his other work at www.lawrencechenfilms.com.

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33 Comments

  1. I love this one so much! Great work!

  2. This was awesome!

  3. Amazing

  4. dope

  5. Awesome

  6. Awesome!!

  7. It was so great!

  8. Love this

  9. YESSS!

  10. So good!

  11. Very funny!

  12. Great work man!

  13. Love this! Great Job! Congrats!

  14. Haha sweetness

  15. Haha Jesse’s audition is so funny

  16. Enjoyed this very much

  17. Nice job Hsu brothers!

  18. This was A LOT OF FUN. Congrats to you!

  19. Thanks all!

  20. Coolio

  21. Awesome! This guy is going places.

  22. SO AMAZING!!!!! touching. inspiring. might have even cried at the end : )!!!

  23. This is good!!!!

  24. love it

  25. This is great. I like the dancing.

  26. Good job!

  27. best film ive seen so far.

  28. Wow this one was really sick! I enjoyed it loads! Keep it going man!

  29. I loved this one the best! It was just really great! Keep it going friend, made an account just to upvote this one!

  30. This piece really moves me! I feel in the end, to not succumb to the judgements of others or the ways that we have to fit into a part sought out by others. We are unique as ourselves, be that, express that! Thank you for the inspiration to the world you provide through your art!!!

  31. Congrats Lawrence! Cool to see the actor find his way!

  32. Majestic, indeed! <3

  33. Jesse Travolta