Synopsis: 1963: Racing driver Max Harper’s career becomes overshadowed by guilt and PTSD following the death of his teammate and closest friend. After Harper’s manager asks him to follow his wife and investigate suspicions of an affair, Harper is unexpectedly forced to confront the past head-on.
Iker Amaya (Leonardo Valverde)
Sheena Midori (Medea Chow)
Anthony Palermo (George Esterhazy)
The notion that time heals all wounds might be an oversimplification at best. “Endless Yesterdays” is our examination of the vastly differing ways in which people deal with grief — and how some things can never truly fade away.
To further muddy the waters, the dangerous world of midcentury motor racing bred a popular mythos of brazen daredevils who threw caution to the wind. In reality, they were consummate professionals who took their work and its emotionally taxing realities seriously. With “Endless Yesterdays” and its upcoming expansion as a feature film, our goal is to shed a light on these figures and see them more as extraordinary human beings rather than invulnerable action heroes.
Ryan Alexander Huang is a writer-director and alumnus of USC’s Film & Television Production program. Originally a microbiology major studying pre-med in Minnesota, he transferred to USC to pursue his passion for filmmaking.
Ryan’s Vivian Maier biopic “The Woman in the Mirror” screened at the Sonoma International Film Festival in 2018, and in 2020 he co-produced the HBO APA Visionaries Award-winning musical short film “Fine China.” His latest short “Endless Yesterdays” is a psychological drama set in the 1960s. It is currently in development as a feature film examining the relationship between two unlikely confidantes: a young driver traumatized by the death of his friend in a racing accident, and a headstrong Asian film actress fighting to maintain her dignity within a never-ending loop of typecast caricatures.