2019 Tribeca Film Festival LUCKY GRANDMA Red Carpet – Part 1, the Unedited

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) lives an independent life – and that creates concerns for her family. One day, Grandma decides to head to the casino after a  local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) says great fortune is coming her way.

Tsai Chin. Picture by Lyle Vincent

Bad luck shows up instead and she becomes a target for local gangsters.  Grandma gets help from a bodyguard (Corey Ha) from a rival gang – and Grandma ends up in the middle Chinatown gang war!



The unedited behind the scenes look at the energy involved in getting cast members friends and others organized for the $$$ shot(s).

Included in the mix: Director/Writer Sasie Sealy, Writer Angela Cheng. Cast: Tsai Chin (Memoirs of a Geisha, Now You See Me 2), Wai Ching Ho (Daredevil), Clem Cheung (Master of None), Corey Ha, Michael Tow, Woody Fu, Yan Xi, Eddie Yu, Arden Wolfe, Mason Yam. Producers Cara Marcous, Krista Parris. Executive Producer Siggi Hilmarsson. Additional expected guests include: Ilana Glazer, Griffin Dunne, Shaifali Puri, Aasif Mandvi.

Gregg W. Morris can be reached a gmorris@hunter.cuny.edu