At an international school in Hong Kong, a teenager attempts to prove herself a local, rejecting her so-called “westernized” friends and interests in the process.
“Pineapple (菠蘿)” is a coming-of-age web series about cultural identity in Hong Kong. The story explores the unspoken divides between young Hong Kongers from different backgrounds and the stereotypes they each strive to overcome. Through 10 episodes, the characters navigate high school, superstardom, and deformed pineapple buns, until they find new ways to belong.
The series is available to watch on Facebook. Between each episode, transmedia elements such as vlogs, text messages, and social media posts from the characters also appear on the page.
Director, Writer, Producer: Jane Chow
Writer, Producer: Peter Rafe
Director of Photography: Andy Fronczak
Production Designer: Angela Chiu
Hair & Makeup Artist: Krishna Kanaiya
Wardrobe Stylist: Ro Fung
Editors: Jane Chow, Clark Zhu, Yimin Gu, Sam Solino Mazahery, Ryan Harpole
Motion Graphics Editor: Yixia Li
Composer: Tav Bartlett
Sound Designer: Emily Chan
Colorist: Joseph Yao