A short film written, directed and starring ANNE HU

Featured in the Cleveland Scene and Cleveland.com

When a Taiwanese American woman prepares lunches from her childhood, she struggles to forgive herself for pushing away her immigrant mother. Based on real events, this timely story examines anti-Asian racism and its effects on a mother and daughter.

We wrapped principal photography on October 22, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our private investors and Seed & Spark supporters who helped us raise funds so far. Unfortunately, due to the Delta variant and a labor shortage that forced us to hire and house more non-local crew than expected, our costs increased immensely.










Donate now and receive one of our LUNCHBOX rewards:


$10 - "Getting Hungry"
Hungry for some hot content? Get the following!

  • Social media shout-out

  • Exclusive updates including sneak peek footage and production stills

$25 - "Grab Your Cookbook and Order Groceries"
Kick back and relax as we deliver you:

  • A private link to the finished short film before our festival premiere right to your inbox

  • A pdf recipe booklet which includes

    • Recipes for the 3 dishes in LUNCHBOX

    • A forward from director Anne Hu

  • The previous incentive tier rewards

$50 - "Season Your Wok"
Want a sneak peek of the story? Receive:

  • A private link to the recorded Virtual Reading of LUNCHBOX

  • Includes performances by Anne Hu & VO Artist Brian Francetic, both attached to the final film

  • The previous incentive tier rewards


$100 - "Lay Out The Ingredients"
Ingredients are essential and so are you! See your name in the lights! Receive:

  • An on-screen thank you

  • The previous incentive tier rewards

$125 - "Let's Get Cooking"
Do you love movie trailers? Learn how they get made by getting:

  • A private link to the 1 hour recording of the trailer editing masterclass with director/writer Anne Hu. Anne has been cutting trailers as a Senior Editor for the last 10 years for TV shows and movies, including HBO's GAME OF THRONES, AMC's THE WALKING DEAD, and more.

  • The previous incentive tier rewards

$300 - "Main Entree"
Get behind the scenes with a BTS LIVE Stream Update! This incentive includes:

  • A 45-minute sneak peek from our Day 4 of filming

  • The previous incentive tier rewards

$500 - "Dessert"
You're so sweet! For $500, you get your own LUNCHBOX swag kit:

  • A custom postcard with a handwritten thank you from the team

  • A physical movie poster

  • The LUNCHBOX script signed by Anne Hu

  • The previous incentive tier rewards

$1,000 - "Chef's Apprentice"
You're focused and on your way to mastering the culinary arts. We will:

  • Give you the title of "Official Film Sponsor"

  • Feature your logo in the credits (if you have a logo)

  • The previous incentive tier rewards

$5,000 - "Master Chef"

You're spicier than any curry and sweeter than any dessert! Get a:

  • Big-time Executive Producer credit for all of your LUNCHBOX love

  • The previous incentive tier rewards

This film would not be possible without YOU!
We can't wait to share with you and the world what we've made together.

Want to get in touch? Email us at:

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FB: @lunchboxthefilm
IG: @lunchboxthefilm
Twitter: @lunchboxthefilm















completed and into the world!

How can YOU help?

Join our journey and make a donation!

Your donation will cover:

  • Remaining Cleveland expenses

  • Post Production (editing, sound design, sound mix, color and visual FX)

  • Marketing materials (poster, website, press kit)

  • Film festival submissions and promotion