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Lawrence Lam

Crazy 8s Film Society

Short Film

20 min

Festival Release


Alex Barima
Jerome Yu
James R. Baylis
Angela Palmer
James Yi

Set in 1997 Los Angeles, where tensions linger between the Korean and Black communities after the ‘92 Riots, CYPHER tells the story of Jay, a Korean-American high school student. Following a racial incident in his father’s restaurant, Jay is pulled into LA’s underground hip hop scene where the two cultures battle it out.