Posts Tagged ‘Joan Chen’


Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Wolfe Video has acquired all North American rights to Director Quentin Lee’s (The People I’ve Slept With) all-star family drama WHITE FROG. The deal was brokered by Wolfe President Maria Lynn with Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina and Christine D’Souza working on behalf of the filmmakers. The cast includes Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Joan Chen (1911, TV’s “Twin Peaks”), BD Wong (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Harry Shum Jr. (TV’s “Glee”), Gregg Sulkin (TV’s “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Melissa & Joey”), Kelly Hu (X2, TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”) and Tyler Posey (TV’s “Teen Wolf”). High-school freshman, Nick (Stewart), is a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is challenged and ultimately changed forever when tragedy hits his family. WHITE FROG had its world premiere as the opening night film at the 2012 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, where star Joan Chen was also honored for her body of work, and is currently playing film festivals across the country. The film is scheduled for a theatrical run, followed by its debut on VOD and DVD in 2013.

“Quentin Lee has created a heart-felt film with a stunning cast of some of our favorite faces,” said Wolfe President Maria Lynn. “We are thrilled to be working together on his newest project.”

“Since the beginning of my career, I have admired Wolfe’s tenacity and taste as a distributor of independent films,” said Director Quentin Lee. “I’m pleased and excited that WHITE FROG has found a home with Kathy, Maria and the entire Wolfe family.”

SYNOPSIS: After the death of his popular brother Chaz (Shum), Nick (Stewart), who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, struggles to carry on. Nick’s parents have their own problems coping with the loss, but Chaz’s best friend Randy (Sulkin) takes Nick under his wing. As Chaz’s family comes to understand his secret life, they will be forced to reconcile the boy they thought they knew with the man he really was. WHITE FROG is a universal story of the power of family, friendship and love positioned to appeal to a broad audience in the same way as Ordinary People and Stand By Me.

Directed by Quentin Lee, WHITE FROG was written by Fabienne Wen and Ellie Wen and produced by Chris Lee, Joel Soisson, and Ellie Wen. It was executive produced by David Henry Hwang and Kevin Iwashina.

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1911 Film Trailer

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Here is the new trailer from Variance Films upcoming film 1911, opening in theaters October 7, 2011. The film is directed by Zhang Li and Jackie Chan starring Jackie Chan, Joan Chen, Lee Bing Bing, Jaycee Chan, Winston Chao.

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor, is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power.

With ordinary citizens beginning to revolt openly, the Qing Dynasty has created a powerful, modern army (the “New Army”) to quash any rebellion. But weapons are expensive, and desperate for cash, the Qing leaders are trading anything they can get their hands on with foreign countries… and selling China’s future in the process.

Huang Xin (Jackie Chan) has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare. When he finds his country falling apart, he feels he has no choice but to pick up the sword, leading an increasingly desperate series of violent rebellions against the powerful Qing Dynasty and the New Army- several with tragic consequences.

From the walls of the Forbidden City to the battlefields of China, with no expense spared in production and no detail ignored in its quest for historical accuracy, 1911 is a true epic in every sense of the word.