Who Can Predict What Will Move You

“Nervous?” – “A little.” Two young men shooting hoops somewhere in Brooklyn. In the gradually gathering dusk, their shadows dance, entwined, to the cadence of basketball meeting pavement. Farewell is in the air. Emotions emerge to the surface. Tentatively, gently, director Livia Huang’s densely atmospheric film tells of desire and intimacy through gazes and gestures. What is memory, what is perhaps merely a dream? Or is everything dance in the end?
by Livia Huang
with Sammy Kim, Conder Shou, Jon Wan, Van Do, Ruipeng Li, Robbi Sy, Anna Huang
USA 2019 English 9’ Colour


  • Sammy Kim (Nathan)
  • Conder Shou (Vincent)
  • Jon Wan (Young man)
  • Van Do (Friend 1)
  • Ruipeng Li (Friend 2)
  • Robbi Sy (Friend 3)
  • Anna Huang (Friend 4)


Written and Directed by Livia Huang
Cinematography Jack Davis
Editing Andrew Aaronson
Music Yuying Fu, Ahnmin Lee
Sound Design Noah Chevan
Sound Joe Stankus, Ahnmin Lee
Production Design Kayo Gorden
Assistant Director Jack Sullivan
Casting Joyce Keokham
Producers Lily Wiggins
Executive Producer Batya Feldman

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Livia Huang

The Chinese-American filmmaker was born in Baltimore, USA in 1990. She studied at Columbia University and at Brooklyn College in New York. She was awarded the Flies Collective Film Grant to make Who Can Predict What Will Move You which screened in Generation in 2020. Her work has been screened at international festivals including Rotterdam, the BFI Flare – London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival and Outfest in Los Angeles.

Filmography (short films)

2016 Dad’s Side Mom’s Side 2019 I-57 · Who Can Predict What Will Move You 2021 More Happiness

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021