• Director

    Serena Kuo

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States/Taiwan, 2019, 14 min

  • Category

    Short Narrative

  • Format

    Digital (screening) – 4K Panasonic Varicam (shooting)

  • Festival Year


Cast: Barney Cheng, Leann Lei, Terry Hu
Crew: Producers: Roxy Shih – Screenwriters: Serena Kuo
Email: hello@serenakuo.com
Web: endofsummerfilm.com

On the way to college, Dawn’s life is flipped upside down when her father is struck by a heart attack in the middle of the desert.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Serena Kuo has been a resident of New York City for over 10 years. Her work encompasses narrative, documentary, commercial, music video, and installation. Serena’s work has been selected into more than 50 film festivals worldwide. Serena is currently working on the feature-length counterpart to her autobiographical short, “End of Summer.”

Filmmaker’s Note

End of Summer was created to both translate a singular, real life event and the overarching emotional journey of my family as first-generation immigrants. As immigrants, we actively make the decision to venture into unfamiliar lands, with the hope to find a sense of belonging while battling an immense fear of failure. Having to navigate out of the unknown for the ones you love is the thread that ties this film’s characters together.