NETWORK OF ENTERTAINING ASIAN AMERICAN TALENT
“Here, girls are trained like boys. We have to wake up at 5am and go to the drill ground at 7am, run 4km on the morning and in the afternoon. Every morning we run from 800 – 1,000 m around the yard. It is the warm-up exercise for a day of members of the task force. The only difference with boys is our course extended by a half,” said Mai Thu Trang, 21, from Son La province
Erin Li’s short HERE: http://erinli.com/limited-time-offer-free-download-of-to-the-bone-2/ I don’t get why more filmmakers don’t make their films avail. I would have gladly paid $5, even better if free because free promotion. PROPS TO ERIN.
Sundance film to boot!
Did you want to see TO THE BONE but couldn’t make it out to Slamdance Film Festival in Park City this year? Now is your chance! For a limited time, you can obtain a free download of the film.
What people are saying about TO THE BONE:
“With staunch, dedicated performances from everyone in this small cast and beautifully-shot scenes that tell much more than eight minutes worth of a story, To The Bone is definitely not a film to miss.” – Slug Magazine
“Beautifully crafted…an exquisitely-executed, tragic tale of the sacrifices that such families endure in order to survive.” – The What It Do (Sundance Film Festival 2013 Recap: Directors to Watch)
Director Kim Nguyen’s Movie ‘War Witch’ Nominated for Oscars
One of the nine films shortlisted for the Oscars’ foreign film category in 2013 is “War Witch” by Kim Nguyen. Nguyen was born and raised in Canada, the French-speaking region. “War Witch” not only won best film at the Tribeca Film Board Film Festival, where 15-year-old Rachel Mwanza also won the Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival.
Born to a Vietnamese father and a Canadian mother, Nguyen grew in North America, but the film “War Witch” originated from the story the director read about two twins in Burma, Johnny and Luther, who led the resistance against the military government. Film begins with a baby girl conscripted as a child soldier in Africa. She was 12 years old, and was forced to kill her parents and join the rebels fighting against the government.
But Komona was not the normal type of soldier. Due to her ability to see ghosts who warned her of enemies’ approaching, she managed to avoid capture and was considered a witch and became the supreme leader of the rebels and given the title War Witch. Fighting along with her is an albino boy named Magician.
The pictures were taken in 1961 in Sai Gon. They portray the beauty of Vietnamese women and the Vietnamese traditional gowns in daily life.
“I will have a speech ready but I’m scared of jinxing it,” says director Kim Nguyen.
By: Bruce DeMara Entertainment Reporter, Published on Thu Feb 21 2013Kim Nguyen is a Montreal-based screenwriter and director, born and raised in Amqui, Quebec. His father is Vietnamese and his mother is Quebecoise. Oscar nominee Rebelle (War Witch), which has also been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, is his fourth feature length film. The script for the film was in the works for 10 years.
Q: What was special about this project to you?
A: On a personal level, it was a breakthrough film for me, for my inner barriers mostly. It was about going to the zone and not compromising on authenticity. I feel that this is the closest I’ve gotten to being completely authentic in a film and I’m grateful.
Q: Have you written your speech and what will it say?
Photos View gallery
A: I will have a speech ready but I’m scared of jinxing it. So I’m going to write the speech because everybody’s telling me, ‘You’re going to look like an idiot if you don’t,’ but I’m going to do that a little later. Because people are putting in their votes until the 19th (of February) so I think I’ll write it on the 20th.
Q: Who are you taking to the Oscars as your guest?
A: The person who’s going to be sitting beside me is my girlfriend and lovely wife, Catherine Laferriere-Faubert. My daughter’s coming with us as well but she’s not going to be on the red carpet.
Q: What is your biggest Oscar fear?
A: To trip on the stairs. Can I give two answers? I have big, thick, ham-like thighs and now the trend is for really, really skinny pants. I feel sometimes that if I bend down to pick up anything, they’ll just rip. So tripping and ripping my pants as a result of the trendy very narrow pants.
“It’s flattering and it’s cool,” Yeun said. “It’s also cool to represent that as an Asian male too. I embrace that.”
improv. Chicago turned out to be an important launching pad, with Yeun finding success at legendary improv comedy hot spot Second City. In October 2009, he moved to Los Angeles to try to make it as an actor.
Five months later, he landed the role of Glenn, a sweet-natured former pizza delivery driver who is faced with difficult choices and strained loyalties in an unforgiving world — and that’s before he falls in love with a resourceful Southern belle.
An actor with an improv comedy background might not have been an obvious choice for the role, but “Walking Dead” executive producer Robert Kirkman, who created the popular comic book on which the show is based, said the lightness of Yeun’s spirit does inform the character of the show.
“His character is essential in keeping [the series] from being the unrelenting depressing thing that it definitely has the potential to be,” he said. “Anything upbeat or uplifting usually comes from that character. I also think that Glenn’s relationship with Maggie is one of the clearest senses of hope that you get from the story.
© Francis Roux / NOI Pictures with a tatoo covering his back hangs out along Ho Tay (west lake), Hanoi, Vietnam
© Francis Roux / NOI Pictures
© Francis Roux / NOI Pictures
© Raphael Olivier / NOI Pictures
© Sébastien Löffler / NOI Pictures
if von teese has implant, how come look so real and more girls dont get same?
Caroline: i think the technique is when after surgery, wrap from the top of the breast to push it down so there will be a slight hang of the breasts to give it the natural look. it’s not more expensive to do this. but for some reason, either women who go under the knife don’t know better or their surgeons assume all women want the headlights/basketball look, docs wrap right on top of the boobs not allowing for the natural hang.