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Try Harder!

Try Harder!

Debbie Lum-Producer/Director; Nico Opper-Producer; Lou Nakasako-Producer/Cinematographer. Exec. Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Tony Hsieh, Kathryn Everett, Bryn Mooser, Naja Pham Lockwood, Geralyn Dreyfous, Yun-Fang Juan, Tracy Chou, Jean Tsein


In a universe where cool kids are nerds, the school orchestra is world class, and being Asian American is normal, seniors at Lowell High School compete for the top prize: admission to the college of their dreams. The film follows a diverse group of students through a heart-pounding last year of high school at this iconic San Francisco public school. Will their hard work pay off? What happens if they fail? Try Harder! is an engaging, heart-breaking journey about dreams that don’t always come true – a story that will ring true for so many young college hopefuls today. 



Try Harder premiered at Sundance Festival, January 2021 and is currently engaged in a broad Outreach campaign.

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