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Join us at SCI-Arc for ‘CGI Film Sets’ – an exhibition of CGI rendered scenes, inspired by six movies from the pre-digital era…

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Chungking Mansions is a 17-story commercial and residential building in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong. Many business owners in Chungking Mansions are South Asians who have been in Hong Kong for generations, reflecting the historical presence of South Asians in HK since the 19th century (when both HK and India/Pakistan were British). A scene in our VR film takes place in Chungking Mansions…

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Yiwu is a city in the Zhejiang Province, home to ‘China Commodity City’ a.k.a. ‘Yiwu International Trade City’ – the world’s largest wholesale market. The market complex is the size of a small town…

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In the 1950s and 60s, Bombay Beach was a thriving resort around California’s largest lake – the Salton Sea. It was created by accident when the Colorado River overflowed in 1905, creating a 350-square-mile lake. Developers called it a ‘miracle in the desert’, as hotels, houses, and yacht clubs appeared along the coast. However, the Salton Sea…

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Some CGI production design from our new VR film. Neon signs and Cantopop posters.

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Sunday is maids’ day off in Hong Kong, when thousands of domestic helpers (yayas) from the Philippines and Indonesia get a day to themselves. Because the helpers typically live with their employers, it’s difficult to find rest at home. Instead, they domesticate parts of the city – overpasses, public squares, financial buildings – to talk, sing, eat, play cards, dance and relax. We shot a scene for our VR film about this phenomenon…

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A little teaser of what we’ve been working on! Stay tuned.

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Join us on Friday 1st August at 7pm for the final screening of our Fiction & Entertainment MA programme, followed by a panel discussion with guests from Framestore, Sundance, Disney Imagineering, Digital Domain and many others…

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Shooting another scene for our new VR film! Thanks to Ming and the rest of the team…

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Our new short film – Into the Stream – will have its premiere at the Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts international film festival!
 
I’m giving a Q&A talk after the screening on Friday 4th August at 3:15pm at the Laemmle Theater in North Hollywood.
 
http://lashortsfest.com/2017/film_program_details.asp?programnumber=11