Los Angeles, CA., 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Network/ — Therese Lang, 23, from Sweden moved to Los Angeles, California in 2015. Since then she has been a part of several innovative projects, one of them being the award-winning film “Eli.”
It was last summer in July 2016 that Therese shot the short film created and directed by Yayun Hsu.
“I met her on set for another project I shot earlier that year,” Therese recalls. “She remembered me and wanted me on board; after she told me about the film, there was no way I could say no.”
“Eli” is about a 30-year old autistic man who is on a journey to adulthood and at the same time trying to cope with his father’s illness.
“I played the character Christina, who is an old friend and neighbor to Eli. It was a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful project. Yayun is a fantastic story teller and the whole cast blew me away with their performance.“
Creator and director of the film, Yayun Hsu, has only good things to say about Therese and her performance. “Therese did a great job on my short film, “Eli.” First I only asked her to be the neighbor girl and didn’t really think about it until she showed up on set. She gave me so many ideas that we ended up creating a character for her on set, and Christina became another little story line inside the main story. Thank you so much, Therese, for the creativity and joy you brought to the story and to your character.”
“Eli” has been chosen to screen at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in August. In March, Yayun Hsu received the award for best female filmmaker from the same film festival.
“I’m so happy it has gotten the attention it deserves,” Therese says. “I wish everyone would go and see it once they show it at the film festival.”
Next up for Therese is “Blank Space,” a short film she has written. She is also playing the lead role Ella, and begins production in June.
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