screening, which played against the Closing Night Gala. The Friday screening sold out two days in advance, forcing the festival to switch it to a larger auditorium.
Byler, who is half Chinese, also produced and edited the feature, which
stars Jacqueline Kim ("Volcano", "Brokedown Palace"),
Michael Idemoto ("Sunsets"), Eugenia Yuan ("Three")
and Matt Westmore ("Shakedown", Baywatch). The film takes a
boldly realistic approach to sex, love, loneliness and race in examining
four Asian Americans whose lives intersect in a Silver Lake duplex.
The NewAsianFilmmakers screening of "Charlotte Sometimes" will take place on November 20th at the Anthology Film Archives in New York (32 Second Avenue). The feature will follow a reception and series of four short that begin at 6pm ("Charlotte Sometimes" will screen at 8pm). The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) began in 1991 as a non-profit to promote open discussions of issues concerning Asian Pacifics in the industry.
Byler is currently in talks to direct the feature film "American Knees." Executive Producer Lisa Onodera ("Picture Bride," "The Debut"), with financial backing from cable giant Starz/Encore, commissioned Byler to adapt the Shawn Wong novel, and named Byler first choice to direct.
Byler is represented by Brant Rose of The Brant Rose Agency and David Guc of Vanguard Management.