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Directed by Dave Boyle

Cast: Ayako Fujitani, Goh Nakamura, Lynn Chen, Michael Aki, Yea-Ming Chen

Official Selection, 2012 SXSW Film Festival

Surrogate Valentine may have ended in bittersweet limbo. But with DAYLIGHT SAVINGS, we rejoin everyone’s favorite indie musician Goh Nakamura (played by Goh Nakamura) who has gotten over his longtime crush and is now in a loving, committed relationship–that is, until his girlfriend breaks things off unceremoniously, sending Goh into a spiraling funk of confusion and depression.

To lift his spirits, Goh heads to a house party where he meets Yea-Ming Chen (played by Yea-Ming Chen), the lead singer of acclaimed indie band Dreamdate. The two click and spend the rest of the evening talking about music, including Yea-Ming’s upcoming show in Las Vegas. Ever a dream-dater, Yea-Ming decides to leave their next meeting up to fate, and Goh is left in a love-struck daze. Egged on by an excitable cousin, Goh decides to road trip to Vegas and put both old and new relationships to the test. 

With DAYLIGHT SAVINGS, Dave Boyle expands the universe of his trilogy, while Goh and Yea-Ming are freed from the initial novelty of playing themselves to deliver lovable, effortless performances. More fantastic appearances from the hilarious Michael Aki and the charming Lynn Chen mean the next installment can’t come soon enough.

James Paguyo