When The Leaves Fall

A young boy seeks to cure his brother's terminal illness when he overhears the doctor's diagnosis. 

When The Leaves Fall screened at NFFTY 2016 in the Northwest Is Best screening. 



Tommy Tang is a videographer and photographer at the University of Washington's Media and Communications program. His documentaries on social issues and underrepresented communities have screened on FUSION TV and at Slamdance, NFFTY, STIFF, and BSDFF.







A Brief Interview with Tommy:

Why did you decide to make this film?

It was created for a Super 8 Filmmaking contest sponsored by Kodak. I was inspired by the short film Falling Leaves from 1912, but I felt that the original had an ending that wasn't true to life so I changed the story to fit a modern-day setting and to tell a more ambiguous message.

What was your favorite part about making it?

The child actors, Timothy and Isaac, were great fun to work with. Their intelligence, enthusiasm, and playfulness made filming a treat.

What are you working on now?

I am writing and directing feature-length thriller film called Contraband that will be shot entirely in Washington. It is currently in pre-production and will be released by early 2018.