PALI ROAD is a mesmerizing and chilling journey into the mystery of the human psyche and the power of love. Lily (Chen), a young doctor, wakes up from a car accident to discover she is now married to her boyfriend’s affluent rival, Dr. Mitch Kane (Kang), has a six-year-old-son, and an established life she has no recollection of. Everyone around her, including her parents, deny that her boyfriend, Neal (Rathbone), ever existed, sending her on a desperate search for the truth. Determined to reclaim a life everyone insists is nothing more than an illusion, Lily eventually begins to doubt her own sanity. Struggling to overcome her seemingly hopeless situation, Lily endures a series of unexplainable and haunting incidents while bravely making her way to an ultimate mind-bending truth about the power of true love.

Shot entirely in Hawaii and starring Chinese superstar Michelle Chen, TWILIGHT’s Jackson Rathbone, Sung Kang (FAST FIVE) and Hawaii’s own Henry Ian Cusick (The 100, Lost), PALI ROAD is a story for the search for true love between two worlds. Her search for the truth to her past life will lead her to question everyone around her and her entire existence.

Studio Crimson Forest Entertainment, Cuixing Media Group, China Film Assist, Dadi Media & Island Film Group
World Premiere 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival
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Genre Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Languages English / Chinese
Run Time 95 minutes
Director Jonathan Lim
Lily Zhang Michelle Chen
Neil Lang Jackson Rathbone
Mitch Kayne Sung Kang
Tim Young Henry Ian Cusick
Amy Tole Lauren Sweetser
James Kayne Maddox Lim
Mrs. Zhang Elizabeth Sung
Mr. Zhang Tzi Ma

Awards & Nominations

Nominated for Halekulani Award – Hawaii International Film Festival 2015 (for Best Feature Narrative)

Honorable Mention Award for Best Feature Narrative Film – San Francisco CAAMFest 2016

Nominated for Best Feature Narrative – DisOrient Film Festival Portland 2016

Nominated for Best Feature Narrative – Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival 2016

Grand Jury Nomination for Best Feature Film – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2016

Winner Best Actress – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2016 – Michelle Chen

Winner Best Cinematography – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2016 – Quyen Tran

Lifetime Achievement Award – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2016 – Sung Kang