Focus Features Secures Global Rights for Award-Winning Film ‘Dìdi’

PARK CITY, Utah — Focus Features announced on Wednesday that it has acquired global rights to the film “Dìdi,” directed by Sean Wang. The movie received accolades at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast.

This comes shortly after Wang’s nomination for an Oscar for his documentary short “Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó.” The film premiered at SXSW last year and received the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. “Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó” will be available on Disney+ and Hulu starting on February 9th.

“Dìdi” is set in the Bay Area in 2008 and portrays the lives of first-generation teenagers through the eyes of a 13-year-old Taiwanese American boy. Izaac Wang, known for his roles in “Good Boys” and Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” stars in the film. The project is produced by Carlos López Estrada, Josh Peters, Valerie Bush, and Sean Wang. It features a talented cast including Joan Chen, Shirley Chen, and Chang Li Hua.

The film is a collaboration between Antigravity Academy and Spark Features, with executive producers Chris Quintos Cathcart, Tyler Boehm, Robina Riccitiello, Joan Chen, Chris Columbus, Eleanor Columbus, Dave A. Liu, and Jennifer J. Pritzker. This release marks the first theatrical endeavor for Estrada’s Antigravity Academy, a production company and talent incubator focused on supporting emerging filmmakers.