Category Archives: Filmmaker Updates

Filmmaker Update: Yung Chang, Jeff Chiba Stearns

Yung Chang’s most recent documentary The Fruit Hunters will be presented as a two-party program on CBC’s The Nature of Things on February 21 & 28.  The first episode, The Evolution of Desires, will explore the origins of fruit’s diversity … Continue reading

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Home Again produced by Reel Asian founder Anita Lee

Home Again is an explosive drama about three people who are raised in the US, Canada and the UK from childhood and are deported to Kingston, Jamaica in their twenties. Starring Tatyana Ali, Lyriq Bent, Stephan James, and Fefe Dobson, … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Jon Ng

Congrats to Reel Asian filmmaker Jonathan Ng, whose REQUIEM FOR ROMANCE won the $1000 Canadian Shortwork Award (presented by Kokanee) at the Whistler Film Festival! This film also won our Animasian Award at Reel Asian 2012, and was developed in part through … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Ann Marie Fleming, Michael Fukushima, Meelad Moaphi

I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors (directed by Ann Marie Fleming and produced by Michael Fukushima) won the JI Segal – Michael Moskovitz Award for a Film on a Jewish Theme last week! Congrats to them both.  Reel Asian … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Min Sook Lee

Gemini-winning director Min Sook Lee’s newest documentary The Real Inglorious Bastards will have its broadcast premiere on the History Channel on November 12.  This film is based on two characters that Quentin Tarantino featured his Brad Pitt film InGlorious Bastards on. … Continue reading

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Artist Update: LEO37, Lillian Chan, Joyce Wong, Howie Shia

Toronto-based production house, PPF House, in association with Taiwan-based artist collective, The Blast, is proud to present thefinal single from LEO37’s critically acclaimed Fanfare, titled You & The Nite.  This single once agains features Toronto-based musician John Poon in the … Continue reading

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Pitch Tips: Jeff Tran is down to learn

So You Think You Can Pitch? finalist and guest blogger Jeff Tran graces us with his thoughts and humour on pitching Traces of Joy as part of the 2010 festival in the Emerging Artist category. What are you waiting for? … Continue reading

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Toronto Youth Shorts on Rogers TV

A selection of winners from the 2012 Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival will be airing on Rogers TV the next two weeks and amongst the selections are work from Reel Asian friends. On the week of September 10-16, three short … Continue reading

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Pitch tips: Shasha Nakhai recommends practice

So You Think You Can Pitch? is both an Industry Series highlight (Free to public!) during the Festival and an opportunity to kick-start or finish your short film with us. We catch up with 2010 Pitch Winner (Emerging Filmmaker Category) … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Shasha Nakai and Rich Williamson

We are happy to share that The Sugar Bowl (dir. Shasha Nakai, So You Think You Can Pitch winner, 2010) will be screening at the following festivals this fall! DC Shorts Film Festival – Washington, DC, USA Thu, Sep 6 … Continue reading

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