Ernest (Jeffrey Chyau) at the front desk of THE MOTEL, written and directed by Michael Kang. Photo: Jonathan Grassi Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean American man who has checked in. Sam teaches the fatherless boy all the rites of manhood.

Film Info

2 min 2 sec Duration
  • Posted: December 10, 2007
  • Director: Michael Kang
  • Writer: Michael Kang
  • Studio: Palm Pictures
  • Release: January 24, 2005
  • Cast: Jeffrey Chyau, Sung Kang, Jade Wu

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