Things are looking up...
Hi everyone, how you doin'?
Last time I wrote, things were feeling a bit bleak: rejection, rejection, disappointment, and rejection.
There's been a bunch more of that since, but things are looking up - I'm rolling with the punches and there's been some positive progress:
Finally, a Win!
After months of waiting, it was announced last month that Middle Ground
had been chosen as a recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellows Fund Grant. The HFPA is the organization that awards the Golden Globes. The award money is for post-production on the film. Still fighting for a festival premiere, but this grant was awarded partly based on a screening of the film, so I'm feeling up - and I know a premiere for the film is coming soon.
Check out the film if you haven't: Middle Ground (Password: adamandeve)
Even more good news: But Not For Me
, the feature film I produced with my Impolite Company partner Ryan Carmichael (he wrote and directed) was also awarded an HFPA Grant. My classmate Sehaj Sethi's short film, Dark and Light Leo
, which I did some minor producing work on also received the grant! Now, I say!
But Not For Me
We are in the final, final, final stretch of post-production. I just reviewed the credits. The color correction is done. The sound mix is being finalized. All the pieces need to be brought together and conformed - and we're done! Stay tuned for info about our world premiere.
In the meantime, check out the film's website: http://www.impoliteco.com/butnotforme
You can sample a song from the film, see behind the scenes photos, and read more about the cast, crew, and story.
A Warm Spell
Toshimichi Saito's NYU Graduate thesis film, A Warm Spell
, had it's world premiere last month at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. This is one of the best short film festivals in the world - only 79 films were chosen for the international competition. We are immensely proud of the film and are excited for it to play other festivals. Currently, Toshi is hard at work on the feature screenplay adaptation of the short film.
If you haven't seen it already, check out the 25-minute festival cut: A Warm Spell (Password: koharu718)
She Lights Up Well
She Lights Up Well
, the debut feature from my classmate Joyce Wu (I was a producer on the film) is having it's world premiere at CAAMfest in San Francisco on March 15th. CAAMfest is the nation's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films. Congrats, Joyce!
The Impolite Company website has launched!
Wondering why we choose the name we did? See what we're all about.
Starting March 11th, I'll be assisting Writer/Director Joshua Marston on the set of his new film starring Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Danny Glover, and Kathy Bates. And by the next time I write you, I'll be a married man. See you on the other side!
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