In collaboration with CAPE, The Black List today announced the ten scripts selected for the third annual CAPE List, highlighting scripts centered on various Asian and Pacific Islander characters and the experiences of writers from Asian and Pacific Island communities. Peaceful.

Eligible writers were able to submit their scripts for review via until July 16, 2021. Selected scripts include a protagonist of Asian and / or Pacific Islander descent, as well as an authentic, accurate and inclusive portrayal of the Islanders. Asian and Pacific which, if deleted. , would modify or significantly affect the story. The scripts on the CAPE list represent a wide range of backgrounds and new voices, and collectively highlight the huge pool of creative talent in Asian and Pacific Island communities.

“We are delighted to showcase these ten storylines which highlight the rich variety of stories within our communities,” said Michelle K. Sugihara, CAPE Executive Director. “Expanding this year’s partnership to include meetings with industry heavyweights A-Major Media, Annapurna, Lord Miller and M88 is an exciting development as CAPE and The Black List continue to work to level the playing field. . “

For the first time in three years of existence, the editors of the CAPE list will also be read by executives and industry professionals at A-Major Media, Annapurna, Lord Miller and M88, and will have the opportunity to participate at a general meeting with an officer from each of these companies.

“At this point – and especially after this year – it should be more than clear to everyone that films and television about Asian characters have just as tremendous potential in terms of audiences and results as any. other film and television, ”added the founder of Black List. Franklin Leonard. “We couldn’t be more proud to be working with CAPE to promote yet another list of outstanding works from outstanding writers, and it’s especially good to see our former Black List writers thrive as Wallaine Sarao’s is clearly.

Here are the ten feature films selected for the CAPE 2021 list:

the island of angels by Kevin Shen

Connection: In 1920s San Francisco, a Chinese-American interpreter at the Angel Island Immigration Station struggles with what it means to be American when he meets a woman facing the country’s racist immigration laws .

Citizen of nowhere by Kevin Ramlal

Connection: In 1907, a stubborn Punjabi immigrant set out to win the American welterweight wrestling title in order to gain the resources and respect necessary for the survival of his community.

Goodbye hurricane by the Tao brothers

Connection: An Asian American son must go through his own personal trauma, as well as a broken and fragmented mental health system, in order to keep his schizoaffective mother alive and safe.

Darling by Wallaine Sarao

Connection: When a Filipino girl from a devout Christian family gets pregnant, she and her two best friends compete for the prize in a dance competition to pay for her abortion.

Jersey Boy by Jaskaran Singh

Connection: A Sikh boy growing up in suburban New Jersey must come to terms with his identity after a family tragedy in the aftermath of September 11.

Mother River by D. Dona Le

Connection: A simple Vietnamese rice farmer takes on an international human trafficking ring with just her street intelligence and brute force to save her kidnapped teenage daughter.

Super Nova by Soma Helmi and Sam Boyer

Connection: In a small town in Texas, a mixed-sex Indonesian girl and her imaginary superhero friend are fighting over the chance to go to Comic-Con and meet her possible birth mother.

The provocateur by Veialu Aila-Unsworth

Connection: Inspired by real events. Set on a Pacific island colony, a native girl must save her brother from execution after accidentally revealing his forbidden friendship with the governor’s daughter.

The dining room by Shawn Parikh

Connection: A broke and lonely Indian widow rediscovers her appetite for life when she opens an unauthorized restaurant from her apartment dining room.

Written in the stars by Menik Gooneratne

Connection: When her horoscope reveals that NOW is marriage time, a skeptical Sri Lankan Australian gives in to her superstitious mother’s whims and agrees to meet 101 suitors in 90 days.

The CAPE List follows Blacklist partnerships with GLAAD, indigenous, Latin and Muslim organizations, and organizations for people with disabilities to identify and celebrate big storylines and writers from traditionally under-represented communities in front and behind. the camera.