Sarah Kim and Paul Juhn in Works of Art; Written by Paul Juhn; Cinematography - Ramsey Fendall; Director - Andrew Pang
SHADOW was created for the async International Short Film Competition hosted by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Judges included Ryuichi Sakamoto and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
The basic guidelines were to create a piece no longer than 10 minutes using 1 to 2 tracks from Ryuichi Sakamoto's new album a-sync.
We wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to create a piece using Ryuichi Sakamoto's music in the vein of two of our favorite filmmakers Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Andrei Tarkovsky.
Featuring: Tiffany Villarin and Bruce MacVittie, Cinematography - Ramsey Fendall, Directed by Andrew Pang.
SWING was created for INTERPRETATIONS 2.0 - a film contest presented by YOMYOMF (You Offend Me You Offend My Family)
The guidelines were to create a three minute piece using only four lines of dialogue supplied by David Henry Hwang in the exact order given:
"Don't do that."
"I have my doubts."
"What is it?"
Our team wanted to express the full arc of a relationship of two people who have volatile emotions for one another, to show their shifting feelings, a subtle language of looks and gestures. We shot in contrasting visual styles (noir, summer, fall) to show the different palettes of their emotions, how they changed from start to end. We were inspired by the noir-ish styles of Wong Kar Wai and the minimalism of Hsiao-Hsien Hou— trying to find visual poetry in what is unspoken. Then we walked all around Greenpoint and found the perfect swing set.
Featuring: Jennifer Ikeda and Alfredo Narciso, Written by Sung Rno, Cinematography - Ramsey Fendall, Directed by Andrew Pang.
THREE MINUTES was created in the summer of 2010 for INTERPRETATIONS - a film contest presented by YOMYOMF (You Offend Me You Offend My Family)
The guidelines were to create a three minute piece using only four lines of dialogue in the exact order given:
"It's not something I'd do."
"It's not what I expected."
With INTERPRETATIONS - I saw an opportunity to try and tell a story from my memory - as well as exploring elements of filmmaking and storytelling.
I'm proud of the collaboration - my friends and I were able to accomplish one Sunday in August.
Thanks to all who participated in this piece.
This one's for Dad . . .
Featuring: Paul Juhn, Wai Ching Ho, Sue Cremin and Clem Chung, Cinematography - Ramsey Fendall, Directed by Andrew Pang.
WORKS OF ART made its world premiere at the 28th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in 2010. Between 2010 and 2011, the short appeared in 17 film festivals across North America, winning Best Narrative Short at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and The Asian Film Festival of Dallas, and Best Romantic Short at the Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival.
Featuring: Paul Juhn, Sara Kim, Ken Leung, Caitlin Miller, Joel de la Fuente and Paul Giamatti, Written by Paul Juhn, Cinematography - Ramsey Fendall, Directed by Andrew Pang.
Works of Art can be purchased on iTunes.