East of Hollywood returns to its hometown today to screen at the Boston Film Gala, an annual two-day event that presents filmmakers with opportunities to showcase their work, directly connect to their audience, network within their industry and share resources to build a stronger film community on the East Coast.

Directed by Chris Caccioppoli, the film stars Michael Tow, Danni Wang, Traci Bingham, and Celeste Oliva. Albert plays the supporting role of Dan. The film screened earlier this year at Cinema Village as part of the Manhattan Film Festival. East of Hollywood recently won the Audience Award at the Asians on Film Festival in LA and Best Narrative Short at the Boston Asian American Film Festival.

This year, Boston Film Gala will donate a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to Project Hope, a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families beyond homelessness and poverty. They provide low-income women with children access to education, jobs, housing, and emergency services.