Sasie Sealy and Angela Cheng have a story to tell. And AT&T just awarded them $1 million to help tell it.
Sealy and Cheng are the second winners to be awarded $1 million from AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, an inclusive film program in collaboration with Tribeca, along with the year-round nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute.
What’s next? Sealy and Cheng will now use the next year to create or finish their film. It’s a story about an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandmother with a small-time gambling habit. When a local fortune-teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to go “all in” and lands herself on the wrong side of luck, and in the middle of a Chinese gang war.