Posts in category "Director Q&A"

  1. A Night With Viette

    Posted March 13th, 2012 by in Director Q&A, SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    On Saturday night, I had the opportunity to watch a film that was brave, honest, and daring. This film defied my expectations, and immediately forced me to reexamine my ideas about what some Asian American women go through when living with an immigrant family. Mye Hoang’s VIETTE is an unfiltered and fully present experience into […]

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  2. Short Film Programs: The Spice of Life is Variety, Part 2

    Posted October 20th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Here is Part 2 of my blog post focusing on Short Films Programs at this year’s festival. I posted Part 1 yesterday and now I am ready to share some of the filmmakers quotes to one question: What element or elements do you believe make your short film special?

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  3. Interview with Patrick Wang, director of the film IN THE FAMILY

    Posted October 20th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF programmer Eric Lallana chats with Patrick Wang, director, writer, co-producer, and lead actor of the riveting custody drama IN THE FAMILY.   How did the idea of the film come about? A couple years ago, I met Evan Wolfson. He’s a civil rights attorney unlike any lawyer I’ve ever met. He was talking about […]

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  4. Short Films Programs: The Spice of Life is Variety, Part 1

    Posted October 19th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    On behalf of the 2011 San Diego Asian Film Festival, I would like to briefly introduce you to three Short Films Programs, and two more in Part 2 of this series, that I believe you should check out this year. Though we bundle short films by specific themes, you will soon discover that what spices up the […]

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  5. Interview with S. Casper Wong, director of THE LULU SESSIONS

    Posted October 17th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Great documentaries have the power to capture a beautiful moment before it disappears forever. In the captivating – and often hilarious – LULU SESSIONS, filmmaker S. Casper Wong captures her final months spent with a best friend. The director talks to SDAFF about turning personal memories into a documentary that has played the world.  You […]

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  6. Interview with Kimberly-Rose Wolter, writer/producer/star of KNOTS

    Posted October 16th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Programmer Eric Lallana chats with writer-producer-actress Kimberly-Rose Woltor about her Hawaii-set romantic comedy KNOTS, directed by Michael Kang. What was the inspiration behind KNOTS and how long was the journey from writing the story to making it a movie? I really wanted to write a fun, sweet story. I was coming off of TRE which […]

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  7. Interview with Emma Rossi-Landi, co-director of LEFT BY THE SHIP

    Posted October 10th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF executive director Lee Ann Kim chats with director Emma Rossi-Landi about her documentary (co-directed with Alberto Vendemmiati) about the untold plight of Filipino Amerasians. Congratulations on the success of your film, LEFT BY THE SHIP, which has been traveling to festivals around the world! Emma, tell us about Alberto and yourself and how you became co-directors […]

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  8. Interview with Hiram Chan, Jeff Mizushima, and Emily Yoshida, directors of SALAD DAYS

    Posted October 7th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF’s Brian Hu makes no secret his love for director Jeff Mizushima’s Etienne! (SDAFF ’09). Mizushima’s latest film SALAD DAYS, co-directed with Emily Yoshida and Hiram Chan, looks at infatuation in the time of Facebook. The following interview was conducted via email because Brian no longer has the facility to speak to people face to […]

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  9. Interview with Kathy Huang, director of TALES OF THE WARIA

    Posted October 4th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Artistic Director Mye Hoang chats with director Kathy Huang about her new documentary film TALES OF THE WARIA which reveals a transgender community in Indonesia. Huang also directed the short documentary Miss Chinatown USA which is part of the SDAFF DigiFest, an online streaming film festival available now until Dec. 31 on DramaFever. TALES OF […]

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  10. Interview with Quark Henares, director of the musical comedy RAKENROL

    Posted October 3rd, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF programmer Eric Lallana interviews director Quark Henares about his musical romantic comedy RAKENROL, which plays this year’s San Diego Asian Film Festival. How did the idea for RAKENROL come about? My dad owned a rock music radio station, so as early as the age of 12 I was hanging out with the greats and […]

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