So it's been awhile since I've blogged and to be honest I've been working pretty hard and been pretty tired. I wanted to blog today to thank Grace Su and her team at the Los Angeles Film Festival for inviting my music video To Build A Home to be showcased. While I couldn't attend, I believe Patrick and Terence did attend so I'll await their updates.
Speaking of which, tonight's the AND 1st anniversary and I've done my part in whispering sweet nothings to Ravi and his camera.
I've nothing interes...Read more
Hi guys and girls of Alive Not Dead!
Well, after surviving Patrick's party the other night, I'm back in the thick of things.
As for the Radar Festival awards, I didn't win the popular vote, but I did get a nice 1,000 pounds sterling prize as a label winner. Thank you to all that voted for me at Dazed Digital. The Project was great fun.
The music video is now available on youtube so go check it out if you haven't yet or tell people about it who you or I haven't annoyed!
Hi Guys and Gals,
I know its been a long time, but I have good news in my return. I've been traveling alot, working alot, working on some cool projects and planning others. A couple months ago i worked on a music video for a music video festival called Radar Festival which promotes new MV directors. Well, I was made a finalist for my video and now the video is on Dazed Digital and open to voting by all who go to the site. The winner gets a nice cash prize and some recognition for his work. B...Read more
Tuck in your souls, my friends
As the night lurches near
Let the windows light up like fireflies
Against the urban dark
To cradle the Sea
Else one day the Sea cradles me.
Last Wednesday I was invited to the premiere of Flashpoint, starring Donnie Yen, Lui Leung Wai, Louis Koo, and Colin Chou. It was a fun night, rather a last minute affair for me because Lui Leung Wai had flown in from Beijing for the event and as he said literally called me as he was deboarding the plane. I love the guy! We worked on several projects together, at one point being stuck in Heng Dian, China shooting a kung fu serial (not as fun as you'd think).
The premiere was pretty typical, though I was surprised by the amo...Read more
I've been under the weather lately with friends and family flying into Hong Kong and I, as a requisite, had been taking them out about the town. Going out every other night definitely doesn't help the immune system. I knew there was a reason I imposed a curfew on myself a couple of years ago!
Three bits of news: My film is still in the casting process right now. Its an arduous and fickle road and my hope is I get through it with a cast I can be proud of.
2nd news: the other projects are goi...Read more
So my writing partner and I are really excited about a new venture. We're going to adapt a play of his that did really well in New York into a low-budget indie. We had a meeting this morning fleshing out my thoughts about the scrīpt and how we could open up the basically one room drama. It's a romantic comedy at heart in the vein of A Fish Called Wanda. I'm going to shop it around town to get funding, I think I can shoot this baby for 250-500k max on HD with either TV US actors working scale or Hong Kong actors shot in Cantonese. ...Read more
So I've been thinking about what ways I could make this blog interesting for those browsing through my page and I've decided to make my page a process page. This means that time and again I'll talk about the process of filmmaking which includes acting, writing, directing, and producing as I know it. I'll bring up problems that I'm having in my work and you guys can discuss/comment/criticize as you so desire. I'll rarely post up minutiae about my life because I dont find my life particularly interesting to the casual...Read more
Hi guys and much thanks to the boys of Alive Not Dead for bringing me on board and inviting others with an interest in the arts and artists to keep ourselves updated and relevant. I've got several projects in negotiations and will keep you all updated as the deals are signed!