Directed by Dave Boyle
Official Selection, 2012 SXSW Film Festival
Last year’s Grand Jury Award winner Surrogate Valentine ended in bittersweet limbo. This year, we rejoin everyone’s favorite indie musician Goh Nakamura (played by Goh Nakamura) who has seemingly 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.
In an attempt 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 instantly 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 she wants to leave their next meeting up to fate, and Goh is left in a love-struck daze. Egged on by an easily-excitable cousin, Goh decides they must road trip to Vegas and put both old and new relationships to the test.
With DAYLIGHT SAVINGS, Dave Boyle expands the universe of his proposed 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 means the next installment can’t come soon enough. –James Paguyo
Cast: Goh Nakamura, Yea-Ming Chen, Michael Aki, Lynn Chen, Ayako Fujitani, Jane Lui