Four ambitious students fight for their future at TM Landry, a controversial school that sends its graduates to elite universities.

Produced with Concordia Studio, Boardwalk Pictures, Diamond Docs, and Jubilee Media.

Distributed by Greenwich Entertainment and POV



"A quietly probing film emerges that pierces the myth of American meritocracy." - The New York Times

“Essential viewing… a considered and affecting coming-of-age story.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Forces viewers to contemplate the undeniable inequities of the college admission process…” - RogerEbert.Com

“A story of lives… a movie from which there is much to learn.” - The Austin Chronicle

Sidewalk Film Festival - Black Lens Audience Award

TIDE Film Festival - Spirit of TIDE Award

Writing and Press

Accepted Filmmakers On How They Pivoted When “Miracle School Story” They Thought They Were Making Suddenly Exploded: “The S**t Hit The Fan” - Deadline

Why Media Representation Alone Will Never Make You Feel Accepted - Talkhouse

Accepted: behind a US college admissions scandal and the students affected - The Guardian

"How Accepted Director Dan Chen Shines A Light On Students Amidst A Broken System" - The Black Cape Mag

“Dan Chen on his Tribeca-Debuting High School and College Admissions Doc, Accepted” - Filmmaker Magazine

“How Accepted exposed the realities of a 21st century student and the American education system” - Final Draft

“Tribeca 2021 Interview: Dan Chen on the Hard-Earned Education of Accepted” - The Moveable Fest

“The Hype and High-Stakes of Education: A Conversation with the Filmmaker Behind Accepted” - Mutha Magazine

“Exploit or Be Exploited: Accepted Film Review” - Center for Media at Risk

Festivals and Screenings

Tribeca Festival - June 2021

Sidewalk Film Festival - August 2021

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival - September 2021

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - October 2021

Double Exposure Film Festival - October 2021

San Diego Asian Film Festival - October 2021

New Orleans Film Festival - November 2021

Denver Film Festival - November 2021

TIDE Film Festival - November 2021

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival - February 2022

Cleveland International Film Festival - March 2022

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - April 2022

Directed by Dan Chen
Produced by Jason Y. Lee, Dan Chen, Jesse Einstein, Mark Monroe
Executive Producers - Laurene Powell Jobs, Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Jordan Wynn, Ryan Hashemi, Ien Chi
Co-Producer - Joshua Altman
Edited by Joshua Altman, Arielle Zakowski, Jean Rheem
Cinematography by Daphne Qin Wu, Dan Chen
Music by Nathan Matthew David
Music Supervisor - Angela Asistio
Associate Producer - Angelique Molina

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