White Frog

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White Frog
White Frog film.jpg
Cover Art
Directed by Quentin Lee
Produced by David Henry Hwang
Kevin Iwashina
Ellie Wen
Christopher Lee
Joel Soisson
Written by Fabienne Wen and Ellie Wen
Starring Booboo Stewart
Harry Shum, Jr.
BD Wong
Joan Chen
Gregg Sulkin
Music by David Choi
Booboo Stewart
MC Jin
Steven Pranoto
Cinematography Yasu Tanida
Edited by Matthew Rundell
Wentertainment Productions, Chris Lee Productions
Release dates
  • March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08) (SFIAAFF)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1 million[1]

White Frog is an American film written by Fabienne Wen and Ellie Wen and directed by Quentin Lee. It is a drama-comedy, aimed at young adults, about 15-year-old Nick Young (Booboo Stewart), a neglected teen with Asperger syndrome whose life is changed forever when tragedy hits his family. It is a story of the power of family, friendship, and love.[2] Along with Stewart, the film also stars Harry Shum, Jr., BD Wong, Joan Chen, and Gregg Sulkin.

Its début was at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival on March 8, 2012.[3]


Nick Young (Booboo Stewart) is a high school freshman with Asperger Syndrome who idolizes his perfect older brother Chaz Young (Harry Shum, Jr.). His brother dies when riding his bike on the highway, a group of guys were driving recklessly. Chaz's friends attend the funeral and help Nick get through his loss. Randy tells Nick how his brother spent "his whole life trying to keep up this lie that you were a perfect family". Chaz had a secret (he was gay) and a secret dream; he wanted to be a dancer.



White Frog was written by the mother/daughter duo Fabienne Wen and Ellie Wen. Ellie Wen's mentor, David Henry Hwang, was an executive producer. Principal photography was completed in August 2011.[4]

Score and soundtrack[edit]

The score to White Frog was composed by Steven Pranoto. The soundtrack features David Choi, CriBabi, Gowe, PaperDoll, Shin-B, IAMMEDIC, and Booboo and Fivel Stewart.


  1. ^ "Twilight's Booboo Stewart takes the lead in indie White Frog". Oh No They Didn't!. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  2. ^ "White Frog Info (facebook)". White Frog Official Facebook. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Announcing the SFIAAFF30 Opening Night Feature!". CAAMedia. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ "White Frog". Wentertainment Productions. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 

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