//Ad libs: Local boy makes premiere

Friday, September 15, 2006

Local boy makes premiere

If you're going to come back to your hometown, why not bring a New York film crew along?

Last year, Paly graduate Jonathan Yi did just that. He hauled his crew and his NYU expertise to Palo Alto to direct "Shift," a movie about a middle-class kid who gets stuck in a mailroom job -- and learns there's more to life than the college track. Weekly writer Terry Tang hung out on the set and wrote a cover story on the making of the film.

Now it's red-carpet time for "Shift", which is having its Bay Area premiere at the Oakland International Film Festival. The 36-minute movie will have three screenings: on Sept. 21, 22 and 23.

Congratulations to the "Shift" team. (I also like the creepy film poster, where the hero has postmarks for eyes.)