Shorts Program I
Friday, October 24, 7:00PM
Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston
(T: Boylston or Downtown Crossing)
Mandevilla (Dir. Andrew Oh)
Why We Rise (Dir. Brian Redondo, Corinne Manabat)
Breaking the Rules (Dir. Kathy Leung)
Left on Shing Wong (Dir. Wesley Chan)
H7N3 (Dir. Iris K. Shim)
HYPEBEASTS (Dir. Jess Dela Merced)
Films may contain mature content. Viewers' discretion is advised.
2012 | 20 mins | Drama
Directed by Andrew Oh
A troubled man reaches out to a young boy and his mom who are suffering the violence of an abusive father.
Jun Kim (Innocent Blood, Late Autumn, West 32nd)
Arden Cho (CSI:NY, Pretty Little Liars, K-town Cowboys)
Lance Lim (Innocent Blood, The Last Minute)
Film Director: Andrew Oh
Film Writer: Sun W. Kim
Film Producer: Sun W. Kim, Trip Hope, Johnny Byul Lee
Director's Bio: Andrew Oh / Director was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Upon graduating from UCLA with a Business-Economics degree, he started working for MTV Films/Paramount Pictures and shortly afterwards, began his directing career. Oh has had his short films premiere at prestigious festivals such as the Tribeca Film Festival and is currently working on developing a few feature projects.
Co-presented by A-TASK (www.atask.org)
Why We Rise
2013 | 13 mins | Documentary
Directed by Brian Redondo and Corinne Manabat
Three brave, young New Yorkers reveal what it's like to grow up without having legal immigration status. Their struggles and their strength are on full display as they come out of the shadows and into the light, fighting for a better life for themselves, for their families, and for all immigrants.
Brian Redondo (Producer and Director) is a digital media producer working in a variety of mediums. He has directed, shot, and produced videos for Obama for America, the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the International Energy Agency, Eco Femme, and the Auroraville Village Action Group in India. Dedicated to social change, he has independently produced short documentaries exploring the immigrant experience in the U.S. and France. Currently, outside of his day job as Digital Producer for public service campaigns at the Ad Council, he is finishing up his independent short documentary Hurrikane about a street dancer's rise to fame in New York City.
Corinne Manabat (Co-Producer and Co-Director) is a Filipino American independent documentary filmmaker/media educator in NYC. She is currently co-producer of What Happened to Danny, an indie feature about the death of Private Danny Chen. Most notably, her documentary short, Excuse my Gangsta Ways (2008), screened at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, University of California San Diego, the New School and Columbia University. As a teaching Artist for the past four years, she has been involved with Maysles Documentary Center, Tribeca Film Institute, Third World Newsreel, and the Global Action Project.
Breaking the Rules
2013 | 10 mins | Drama
Directed by Kathy Leung
Ken, a self-proclaimed modern man, lives and dies by his dating rulebook. He may just have to rewrite it after his first date with Cindy, a girl who has her own deal breakers he must pass. Can today's evolving singles survive the dating scene without the help of rules or tests? BREAKNG THE RULES is a short film that pokes fun at these unwritten laws by intercutting between the day-after-the-date conversations Ken and Cindy have with their friends and what really happened.
As a writer, sometimes 'slash' director, Kathy Leung's films have screened at numerous festivals, receiving two Golden Sheaf nominations and a Leo award nomination. Her scripts were selected for Whistler International Film Festival's Short Scripts Competition and twice for CityTV's Cinecity Initiatives ("Breaking the Rules" was one of them). "Red Letters", a full-length original musical she co-wrote, was produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theater and tourced three cities in BC.
2013 | 11 mins | Drama
Directed by Iris K. Shim
A doctor struggles with his professional obligations as he attempts to diagnose a little girl's alarming symptoms on the eve of a viral outbreak.