good people. good stories.

Frank Wong's Chinatown update

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The past few months have found us kicking up dust on our Frank Wong's Chinatown project.  We are now heading towards the finish line of production with some very exciting news that we can only publicly announce in the coming weeks. Our hearts are full.

Frank Wong with DP Jeff den Broeder at Ocean Beach, SF.

all love for OneBeat ...

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6 incredibly talented musicians from around the world (Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Zimbabwe) = one historic super fun music video shoot with Good Medicine!

Much love to the good folks behind ONEBEAT and FOUND SOUND NATION and their mission to bridge local and global communities through music.

MANY THANKS  Santhosh Daniel, Chris Marianetti, and Elena Moon Park for bringing us all together!

Music video from Good Medicine COMING SOON!

we get by with a little help from our friends at ITVS

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ITVS Diversity Development Fund was the first grant we applied for to develop Frank Wong's Chinatown (working title). Receiving this grant in early 2013 allowed us to create a successful work-in-progress trailer to then apply and receive production funding from Pacific Pioneer, Cal Humanities, and SF Foundation.

Application process now open until 10/24/14. See about them!

the danger of a single story...

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"The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story." - Chimamanda Adichie (Author, "Half of a Yellow Sun"; "The Thing Around Your Neck")

 

istinma: anatomy of a short film

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Thank you Lori @ FIRST PEOPLES FUND for organizing and Bird @ SUNDANCE INSTITUTE NATIVE LAB for collaborating on our film workshop/case study at Oglala Lakota Tribal College.

Our film project's growing success continues to be measured by, with, and from the support of the community of the Oglala Lakota Nation.

Much love and respect to yesterday's audience of familiar and new faces who came out to spend the afternoon with us. Gratitude.

Location:

South Dakota Black Hills to the left, Badlands to the right.

Our drive from Oglala Lakota Tribal College.

our little film ISTINMA is making some big splashes

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  TODAY:  Live interview on Kili Radio (Oldest Native American Radio station in the US) Tuesday 4/22 @ 4pm MST/3pm PST TOMORROW: Film Independent Screening @ The Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater / Wednesday 4/23 @ 7:30pm PST MAY 1:  Black Hills Film Festival Screening (Rapid City, SD) MAY 5: Anatomy of a Short Film - Good Medicine, First People’s Fund and Bird Runningwater of The Sundance Institute will be using ISTINMA as a template on how to develop a short film from concept to script to screen to festival launch to distribution. Monday May 5th 11am-2pm @ Oglala Lakota College, South Dakota. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

TODAY:  Live interview on Kili Radio (Oldest Native American Radio station in the US) Tuesday 4/22 @ 4pm MST/3pm PST

TOMORROW: Film Independent Screening @ The Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater / Wednesday 4/23 @ 7:30pm PST

MAY 1:  Black Hills Film Festival Screening (Rapid City, SD)

MAY 5: Anatomy of a Short Film - Good Medicine, First People’s Fund and Bird Runningwater of The Sundance Institute will be using ISTINMA as a template on how to develop a short film from concept to script to screen to festival launch to distribution.

Monday May 5th 11am-2pm @ Oglala Lakota College, South Dakota. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

flores, guatemala

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When magic opens in front of you, the closest recording device will do just fine.

Video: JQC               

Camera: iPad mini 2

up close and personal with frank wong

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This Saturday is a rare opportunity to meet Frank Wong and see his entire seven miniature dioramas up close and personal. We are happy to introduce this remarkable man with a screening of a short clip from our work-in-progress film, FRANK WONG’S CHINATOWN (working title). Not to be missed! 

When: Saturday February 15th // 12pm-1pm 

Where: CHSA Museum 965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 

More info @ Chinese Historical Society of America

THANK YOU, pacific pioneer fund!!

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We are thrilled to announce that Good Medicine founder, James Q. Chan, is the recipient of a 2014 Pacific Pioneer Fund for his project Frank Wong’s Chinatown! THANK YOU to the board members of Pacific Pioneer for this prestigious award and support!

The Pacific Pioneer Fund was founded in 1980 “as a response to an under supported community of dedicated and talented artists”. It remains a private foundation with the exclusive mission to support “emerging” West Coast documentary film- and video-makers. They make one grant in a filmmakers career and 100% of the foundation’s overall budget goes to film and video projects. Early on they funded Kristine Samuelson, Lourdes Portillo, Rob Epstein, and Terry Zwigoff among others.

Their next deadline is May 01, 2014! Behind the facade of their humble website is an amazing 34 year old foundation comprised of a group of wonderful board members (made up of past grantees).