Saturday, May 17, 2014

Little Mao screening today at Asian Heritage Month

My short film, Little Mao returns to Toronto as part of an Asian Heritage Month screening organized by the ReelWorld Film Festival. The short films run from 2:00-3:30 today at the Innis Town Hall's VIP Screening Room, room 222, at 2 Sussex Avenue (St. George/Harbord).  Free admission!

A panel discussion about women in film and a documentary screening follow into the early evening.  Full details:

photo by Maloney Aguirre

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April film round-up: NIFF, Grudge Match and more Trailer Park Boys

This month has been busy.  Some recent stories I've written or photographed:

Original TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall launched the Niagara Integrated Film Festival. Full story at ChinoKino
My review of the blu-ray/DVD Grudge Match which pairs Robert De Niro and Sylvester StalloneFull review at Exclaim!
Review of the latest Trailer Park Boys feature film.  Full review at Exclaim!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Chosen for WGC/Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program

I'm proud to announce that I have been selected as one of eight screenwriters in eastern Canada to participate in WGC/Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program. 

Over the next few months we will join our counterparts from western Canada in an intensive screenwriting experience. First, we will attend a TV series boot camp in Toronto (April 28-May 2) where we will pitch our original concepts to broadcasters, and sharpen our TV writing skills.

Next, each writer will team up with a WGC mentor to develop a portfolio of script materials that will determine who among them will win the prized internship on a Bell Media TV series.

I feel fortunate to have been chosen by a highly competitive program and aim to make the most of this opportunity in TV.

Click here for a full list of participants.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March films: Page, Partridge & Chris Tucker

Why shiver in this winter's polar vortex when you can watch movies?  Fortunately Bettie Page and Steve Coogan (aka Alan Partridge) are gracing movie screens while Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) recently spoke to Toronto audiences in the flesh.  Here are my reports on these three colourful characters as they appear in Filmmaker magazine, Exclaim! and ChinoKino (click to view the entire review or article):