The story of a Korean single mother and her adolescent son living as immigrants in Canada during the 1990s.
Anthony Shim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and then immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, with his family in the early 1990s. He began his career as an actor after his mom enrolled him in a high school drama class and soon after he co-founded a theatre company in which he served as the artistic director while acting, producing, and directing its variety of projects.
In 2019, Anthony made his first feature film, Daughter, a micro-budget feature that was developed from a one-act play he wrote. He followed that up with Riceboy Sleeps, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022 and won the prestigious Platform Prize.
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