good people. good stories.

SF Chinatown Cultural Preservation Project

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Have a family tie to SF Chinatown and want your story documented for the SF Chinatown Cultural Preservation Project?

Contact: jc@goodmedicinefilms.com

 

 

 

 

 

While our Frank Wong documentary will take viewers on a carefully planned intellectual and emotional journey of one individual, his artwork, and the neighborhood, our interactive component to the film is designed towards a broader collective framework on memory and place-making. The SF CHINATOWN CULTURAL PRESERVATION PROJECT, by contrast, will provide a platform for the community to tell their stories. The interactive website will provide audiences with ways to engage the rich history of a community that is intimately interwoven with the history of San Francisco. Nothing better than a good ol' fashion booty shake with our elders to help us kick things off! Stay tuned for more project updates and a short from our inaugural video shoot.

Post: Week Two

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"Chinatown Cowboys"

Photo: Fred Lyon

 

Sums up exactly how we feel going into our second week of post-production! #FrankWong'sChinatown

Frank Wong’s Chinatown Receives ITVS Open Call Funding

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After weeks of contract negotiations, we are excited to announce that FRANK WONG’S CHINATOWN has officially received ITVS Open Call funding/licensing for public television!! A highly competitive process, this is an incredible honor for us as we believe a public television broadcast is the best fit for our film. We are beyond thrilled as this also allows us to stay on schedule and complete production in a few weeks and move the project into post in early April! The film will be completed in time for an early 2016 festival launch but in the meantime, we’ll keep our happenings posted here. THANK YOU THANK YOU ITVS!

About ITVS

The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television, innovative new media projects on the web, and the Emmy® Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens on Monday nights at 10 PM on PBS. Mandated by Congress in 1988 and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, ITVS has brought more than 1,000 independently produced programs to American audiences to date. For more information about ITVS.

The miniature 'Single Room Occupancy' with artist Frank Wong

photo by: James Q. Chan

 

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