Singapore director Yong Mun Chee’s debut film picked for Houston International Film Festival

Singapore director Yong Mun Chee’s debut film Where The Road Meets The Sun has been picked to be shown at The 44th Annual Houston International Film and Video Festival, Apr 8 – 17 . This will be the world premiere screening for the independently produced title. The highly competitive film and video festival receives more entries than most other global film festivals. The Houston Film Festival is credited to have given the very first honors to Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, David Lynch, Ang Lee, Edward Yang, The Coen Brothers, Robert Rodriguez, Brian De Palma, Atom Egoyan, and Ridley Scott, among many others. The Houston Film Festival is also the oldest Indie Film Festival in the world, and the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America. Additionally, the film has also been invited to participate in the 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, set for 28 April through May 7, 2011.  Where the Road Meets the Sun is a movie about four men whose lives intersect for a brief time in the city of Los Angeles. Takashi, a Japanese hit man, wakes up from a four-year coma and moves to LA to escape mysterious traumatic memories. He strikes an unusual friendship with Blake, the hotel manager who still mourns the loss of his wife to an affair he ended up regretting. Julio, an illegal immigrant, works at an Indian restaurant to provide for his wife and kid back in Mexico. He befriends Guy, a young British backpacker who lives off his estranged father's ATM card and sleeps with any girl who crosses his path. The film intercuts between the blossoming of these two friendships and stars Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty) and Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0; The King of Fighters).