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 World premiere


  • 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 byLivia Huang
CinematographyJack Davis
EditingAndrew Aaronson
MusicYuying Fu, Ahnmin Lee
Sound DesignNoah Chevan
SoundJoe Stankus, Ahnmin Lee
Production DesignKayo Gorden
Assistant DirectorJack Sullivan
CastingJoyce Keokham
ProducersLily Wiggins
Executive ProducerBatya Feldman

Produced by

Batya Feldman

World sales

Batya Feldman

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