Thursday, July 28, 2011

Interviews at CBC Sports & Mississauga Indie Film Fest

I Want To Be A Desi director and co-writer, Allan Tong, and co-writer Dinesh Sachdev chat with TTN-HD Reporter Katie Uhlmann on the red carpet at the gala reception for the Mississauga Independent Film Festival on July 20. The reception took place at the Art Gallery of Mississauga to kick off MIFF where Desi earned an Honourable Mention from the judges. Thanks to Joanne Uhlmann who shot and edited this clip.

Leone Stars directors Allan Tong & Ngardy Conteh spoke to CBC-TV's Scott Morrison on July 9

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

LITTLE MAO casting Asian actor, age 10-13

Dear Comrades,

I'm seeking an Asian male actor who looks 12 for my short film, LITTLE MAO, about the life of Chairman Mao as told through a child's baseball team.

No experience necessary, though preferred. Non-union. The star will be paid for two days of work in August in the Toronto area.

Please contact me with any suggestions (photos and short bio/resume, please).

Thank you,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

LEONE STARS appears on CBC Soccer Day

Leone Stars documentarians Ngardy Conteh and Allan Tong will appear sometime between 11:00 am and 11:30 am (EST) on Saturday, July 9 to show an excerpt of our footage and discuss the film with CBC host Scott Morrison. Tune in!

For CBC's Soccer Day in Canada schedule, click

Visit the Leone Stars website to view our trailer and learn more about this groundbreaking documentary.

Bono during a Saturday morning practice on the beaches of Freetown

National amputee team coach Moses during an interview in Freetown

The Bo provincial team practices. Players from the regional teams are selected for the national amputee team that competes internationally. Leone Stars is a "process documentary" that follows various players through the selection process.

All photos by Johnny Vong who served as a Production Assistant on the March 2011 shoot in Sierra Leone. For more of Johnny's wonderful images, please visit his site.