White Frog

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White Frog
White Frog film.jpg
Cover Art
Directed byQuentin Lee
Produced byDavid Henry Hwang
Kevin Iwashina
Ellie Wen
Christopher Lee
Joel Soisson
Written byFabienne Wen and Ellie Wen
StarringBooboo Stewart
Harry Shum, Jr.
B.D. Wong
Joan Chen
Gregg Sulkin
Tyler Posey
Music byDavid Choi
Booboo Stewart
MC Jin
Steven Pranoto
CinematographyYasu Tanida
Edited byMatthew Rundell
Wentertainment Productions, Chris Lee Productions
Release date
  • March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08) (SFIAAFF)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1 million[1]

White Frog is a 2012 American film written by Fabienne Wen and Ellie Wen and directed by Quentin Lee. It is a drama-comedy, aimed at young adults, about 16-year-old Nick Young (Booboo Stewart), a neglected teen with autism spectrum disorder 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., B.D. Wong, Joan Chen, Gregg Sulkin, and Tyler Posey.

Its debut 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 autism spectrum disorder who idolizes his perfect older brother Chaz Young (Harry Shum, Jr.). While riding his bike to a friend's house, Chaz is hit by a group of guys driving recklessly and dies. The crash leaves Nick fighting to overcome his grief while feeling misunderstood by his distraught parents (played by BD Wong and Joan Chen), who are left trying to preserve the memory of their "perfect son".

Despite initial hostility, Randy (Gregg Sulkin), Chaz's best friend, warms to Nick and takes him under his wing. Randy tells Nick how his brother spent "his whole life trying to keep up this lie that you were a perfect family". Through his interactions with Randy, Nick learns more about his brother's life and the two bond in their grief. The two boys help each other come to terms with the different loss they each feel and let Nick move forward with bringing the Young family together again.



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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