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Prior Film Works

JumpRope Song

© 1999 University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television

A filmic adaptation of a solo performance piece by Erin O'Brien about hate crimes, the loss of childhood innocence, and today's social context.


"…a good starter for class discussions…[It] makes a powerful and poignant point about how racism, (hetero)sexism, and class hierarchy intersect and affect personal lives differentially."
~ Gina Masequesmay, Asst. Professor, CSUN Asian American Studies Department


Cast and Crew

A Film by Antonia Kao and Erin O'Brien

Writer: Erin O'Brien
Director of Photography: Antonia Kao
Assistant Camera: Chindy Lee
Woman: Erin O'Brien
Girl: Alyssa Monka


Antonia Kao
Director, Director of Photography


Erin O'Brien
Director, Writer, Performer (Woman)
Erin is a Queer Vietnamese-Irish American girl on a mission. She is a sometimes writer, a budding filmmaker, an activist, and a perpetual performance artist. She has performed her solo work for many audiences at Highways Theater in Santa Monica, David Henry Hwang Theater, the Japanese American National Museum, UCLA, UCSB, UCB, CSULA, CSU, Pomona, and more.


Chindy Lee
Assistant Camera
is a Director of Photography who has shot numerous narratives and documentaries including In Between Days, directed by Lori Lovoy-Goran, which received a Student Academy Award nomination, the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at South by Southwest Festival, and the Director's Guild of America Women's Award.


Alyssa Monka
Performer (Girl)
is a 9-year-old actress training with Debra Watson in the Los Angeles area. She loves acting and recently did a national McDonald's commercial.



Coming Home Queer Conference, UC Riverside
First API Lesbian, Bisexual, Questioning, Gay, Transgender Youth Summit
Highways Theater, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, Irvine (UCI)
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Women of Color Artist Forum
LotusRoots Conference, Seattle
Day of Tolerance, Manual Arts High School
Arts In Action Grand Opening, Los Angeles



DV from 16mm
Total Running Time 4:30

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