and it's even better that i'm getting to work on a very lovely project...emotional purging...something i so often need, and the best place i know how to put it is thru the characters i get to play...
every time i come back, it feels like i never left...i immediately fall back into the pace, the place, all of it...hoping that this project will be the first of many this year and beyond...and appreciating how special it is that she chose me for this beautiful piece...am honored, and over joyed...even with the painful purging, i'm at the end of such days, so blissfully happy and can't wait to go back for more...
happy new year first of all. i had a lovely holiday spent with my siblings and their significant others and of course seth, our favorite family dog, up in the mountains at kirkwood...in a gorgeous huge cabin that my mother so generously got for us, and was expected to have been there with us only to have been held up by shooting...her absence made me so sad, i was so looking forward to quality time with my mom...i'm not a pro boarder like my sisters and bro, i'm the one who cuddles in a chair next to the fire with a glass of wine, a book, a movie, the dog...and waits for them to come rolling in from the snow, all full of joy and cool red cheeks and huge happiness on their faces...makes me so happy to see that...and if mom were there, she'd have been there with me watching our favorite movies together...but every night my brother shot video of us toasting to her at our family dinner and she was definitely there with us in spirit...i cried almost every time we did that toast to her...we're so lucky to have had this trip...and now, the new year...clean slate, like the snow that was piled up high outside the window...a new start...so many things going on in my mind already...i'm trying to calm myself down, take note, know that everything i want to do this year, i can get to...but take it a day at a time...i feel energized, excited, ready, eager, hopeful...that this year is going to bring me new adventures, new challenges that i will hopefully handle with grace, and new mountains to climb...no more fear...live life fully...everyone keeps encouraging me to do this...and this year, i'm going to make sure i do...i'm so grateful for my family, my great great friends who are also my family, and to all of those angels that "yuan fen" brings to me, bringing me moments of bliss, awareness, reflection, and...peace...thank you...i hope that the new year brings everyone lots of wonderful wonderful moments, experiences, however brief...because all of these blessings and memories you can close your eyes and just...bring yourself back, and smile...i love that...i love those memories...and i'm ready to add more...
FOG is opening the HK indie film festival on NOV 13th and i will be heading out that way to attend and celebrate with our lovely cast and some other FOG family members...Kit, Patrick, Terence, Phat, we'll all be there and hope you can come and join the fun...good times...good times...
Please come and support the HK premiere of FOG at the HK Indie Film Festival!
Camy Ting, Joman Chiang) will be in attendance. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session.
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There will also be a "meet & greet" with the cash and crew of FOG from 6pm-8pm at the Living Room at W Hotel after the Q&A. Free canapes; cash bar. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TIWtoSyd_A香港 Hong Kong / 2010 / 彩色Color / 89min
粵語對白，英文字幕 In Cantonese with English subtitles
導演 Director: 許潔華 Kit Hui
主演Cast: 尹子維Terence Yin, 原麗淇Eugenia Yuan, 丁主惠Camy Ting, 蔣祖曼Joman Chiang
Wai, a young man whose memory has been wiped entirely clean from a rare amnesia, tries to recall his past through the conflicting recollection of his family and friends. Their poker faces seem to be hiding some secrets, which Wai will finally determined to confront with. The story was set at the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong reunification with China, rather than introducing the audience to some grand history events, Director tries to show how a memory loss can affect the smallest moment in life. Terence Yin, who gives a remarkable performance as Wai, is faraway but convincing. Eugenia Yuan, daughter of martial arts legend Cheng Pei-Pei, acts calmly and deeply. Even our familiar TVB actress Camy Ting offers us a different sensation. Fog astonishes you in its own pace, just follow it.
Asian-American International Film Festival 2010
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
Beijing International Movie Festival 2010
Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival 2010
Singapore International Film 2010
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival 2010
well, i AM in a fog, but that's another story...i'm also in FOG, which is premiering in LA at the ID FILM FEST on OCT 8TH at 7PM and you can watch TERENCE YIN walk around in the state of mind i think many of us find ourselves in at one point or another... KIT HUI directed this, and she's going to come all the way from London to be here and bring me my favorite coffee that my sister marsha and i enjoyed everyday maybe 3 times a day while we were there last summer...what a lovely time that was. does it seem like time is flying by so quickly? too quickly. hope all of you in LA can come out and support and watch this moody piece and go and be moody afterwards...as always, i'm sending positive thoughts and happy days to all of you...as my good friend elizabeth says to me, love and light...love and light...even thru the fog...LA Premiere Screening of FOG
Friday, October 8th 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Japanese America National Museum
369 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
6:30 PM -- Doors Open
7:00 PM -- Screenings begin
Short Film: Journey of a Paper Son by Ming Lai
Feature Presentation: Fog
Q&A with filmmaker Kit Hui
Followed by the Opening ReceptionTickets: $5.00 - $30.00 USDBuy your tickets here:
the la asian film fest is happening starting this thursday, the 29th, and STRANGERS will be showing on SUNDAY MAY 2nd at the SUNSET 5 theater at 9PM! yay! if you're in la, come, watch, laugh, cry, yell, enjoy...i'm excited to see it here with all of our cast and crew who worked so hard for nothing. it'll be like a reunion/wrap party/celebration. hope some of you can make it and see this beautifully shot piece...come, say hi...don't be a stranger. and...thank you...
thank you for those of you who came to the FOG screenings in SF. it's always lovely to go up there, especially since my sister and brother and brother in law and their adorable dog seth is there to make me smile. NOW, i'm getting ready for STRANGERS screenings at upcoming festivals...next weekend, STRANGERS will play at the CHICAGO ASIAN AMERICAN SHOWCASE on APRIL 10th. MICHAEL AKI, the director of STRANGERS, also has recut his cult fave SUNSETS and it will be screening there in chicago on APRIL 9th. both are awesome examples of his uniquely intense style both visually and emotionally. STRANGERS will then screen at the LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL, playing at the SUNSETS 5 theater on MAY 2nd at 9PM. i will post again with a more professional looking, thanks to the AnD crew who come in and make things look all nice and pretty, blog with all of the details. meanwhile, best wishes to everyone and happy spring!!
a movie i did, FOG, with some people you might be familiar with, TERENCE YIN, and KIT HUI, amongst other awesome AnD members is screening at the SFIAFF. i'll be heading up there this weekend for the premiere along with terence and kit and there will be an after party and an AnD event up there on saturday as well. those of you in the area, hope you get to come on by for a visit. i promise to post more later regarding some future screenings of FOG and STRANGERS. but for now, i hope the first quarter of 2010 is going wonderfully for you!!
the passion project i mentioned a while ago is finally completed...STRANGERS will have a screening in los angeles on feb. 11th at the JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM at 111 N. CENTRAL AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012. doors open at 6, but the movie will begin at 7:30. for those of you who would like to attend, entry is free, but is on a first come, first serve basis. i'm very proud of the outcome after a lot of hard work by our cinehous team...michael aki, pryor praczukowski, robert burke, matt westmore, bill poon, and debuting our new star, eugene costello...this was definitely a passion project for us all, but especially michael and pryor who worked so hard on this from day one, to day 8005. hope some of you can go out and catch it and...enjoy. thank you and happy chinese new year to everyone!! may this year be a much better one than 2009...
so, it's been like 800 years since my last post...but here it is...so much has happened since 800 years ago that i have to just do the cliffs notes version here...last year i did a movie called "strangers" with my team "cinehous." it's in final post stages now but i'm very proud of it, proud of our team, for making something i feel is quite beautiful out of so very little money and resources. i'll be writing more about it soon as we start submitting to festivals and so forth...i then was in hong kong and shot my first short film, which was dedicated to my uncle who i miss so much. it was a challenging experience directing for the first time. but it was a good taste and i want to do more in the future. i think the best part was having my mom and my sister there for the screening with me, knowing where the story came from, knowing where i'd come from...we all cried happy sad tears...like i said, i miss my uncle. very much.
so then i went to europe...my first travel alone experience. and it was absolutely wonderful. i've dreamed of going to europe since forever and finally i did it. and altho i was scared i would get mugged, killed, lost there, (yeah, i'm slightly dramatic), i was none of those things, and it was just...everything i wanted it to be...and more. then, by some miracle, during the last 3 days of my stay there, i got a movie, a romantic comedy, "will's diaries" and was able to stay in london to shoot for another month. that was a great experience as well. i was so lucky to get to stay longer in london, and to see other places where we shot, like stratford upon avon, where shakespeare lived...it was all just gorgeous there. the weather happened to be perfect, which, lucky me cuz i fear cold like no tomorrow. i've always wanted to do a romantic comedy, and here i was, in london, playing The Girl, with brit humor...loved it. then i went back to la for a short stint where i got to see michael aki's "sunsets" play in its new recut redux version. you can see how talented he is in the movies he creates..."strangers" will again display that talent combined with the gorgeous cinematography of pryor praczukowski...our cinehous team...and now, i'm back in hong kong, getting ready to shoot dax phelan's "jasmine" with jason tobin. excited for that too. have wanted to work with jason for a while now and here's our chance...there is also a fine arts photo exhibit that will open this saturday, the 14th, with a lovely reception...monique lai, a good friend of mine, and also a very talented photographer shot these of me this past summer here in hong kong...they're personal for both of us...maybe a little too much is exposed in these pics actually! i don't mean nudity wise. i mean emotion...haha. but that's what's so beautiful about them...how raw and revealing they are...so there you go...a little update. hopefully it won't take another 800 years for my next blog...i wish all good things, lots of good times, for everyone...oh my gosh, i almost forgot why i titled this "cockroach." my welcome back to hong kong was a gigantour nastyass cockroach greeting me in the kitchen. nice. gotta love hong kong. there's always someone to welcome you back.
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