April 6, 2017, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The SCA Alumni Screening Series and The Big Flip, LLC invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The Big Flip: Stories from the Modern Home Front


Directed, Edited, and Produced by SCA Alumna Izzy Chan

Followed by a Q&A with Izzy Chan

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 6th, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



About The Big Flip: Stories from the Modern Home Front

THE BIG FLIP–Stories from the Modern Home Front–Trailer 2 from Izzy Chan on Vimeo.

There’s been a shift.

40% of American working wives now out-earn their husbands. That number is projected to keep climbing, with more women earning college degrees than men now, and young women’s ambitions for high-paying jobs outstripping young men’s. By 2028, women are projected not just to close the income gap with men—but to reverse it and out-earn men on average.

But how do all these social shifts translate into the home, inside the bedroom?

Much of the discussion around this topic so far has focused on the broader business and economic consequences of this shift. All that is great for academics, economists and media pundits.

But for the real women and men living these changes, no one has really dove in, to look at things from their perspective.

No one is exploring the daily decisions, struggles and victories they face. No one is asking the questions—big, small and unexpected—that they encounter as they navigate this new frontier of what it means to be a man, a woman, a couple, and a family.

That’s why we’re doing this. We want to dive into the lives of these brave men and women, and understand how their unusual family set-up affect the dynamics of power, love, sex, and parenting in their marriages and their families.

Ultimately, we want to explore the question that keeps these women and men up at night:



Because when this is the life you’re living, a bunch of academic studies and stats aren’t that helpful. But stories of others in similar situations are.

Provided courtesy of The Big Flip, LLC. Not rated.

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About the Guest

IZZY CHAN (Director/Editor/Producer/SCA Alumna)

Brought up in Hong Kong and Singapore, Izzy started writing and directing stage plays since Form 2 (equivalent of U.S. grade 8). From adaptations of Mary Poppins and Oscar Wilde to original pieces exploring the complicated hopes, dreams and fears of growing up at the end of Hong Kong’s colonial era, Izzy led her class and school to win numerous drama competitions.

Izzy wrote and directed her senior film project, Sugared Peas, at the School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California. Sugared Peas was selected for screening at prestigious film festivals around the world before receiving distribution on a DVD compilation of shorts. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, Izzy built a successful career in advertising in Los Angeles and San Francisco.


THE TALE OF JOE B. NOLUK (1994). Cinematographer and editor. Winner in the 1996 CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition. U.S.C. student film, 16mm film, B&W.

ASCENSION (1995). Cinematographer with Takashi Horie. U.S.C. senior student project, video.

SUGARED PEAS (1996). Writer and director. Official selection: Vancouver International Film Festival, Frameline (San Francisco), Image Out (Rochester, NY), Verzaubert (Tour of Berlin, Munich, Koln, Frankfurt), Mardi Gras (Sydney, Australia). Available on DVD compilation GIRLS’ VIEW (5 shorts; 2007), distributed by Atom Films and Village Lighthouse. U.S.C. senior student project, 16mm film, color.

LOVE IN SAN FRANCISCO (2010). Writer, director, cinematographer, editor. HD video.

About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout the Spring 2017 semester. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago