Development for 15 Kinds of Casual Sex

We are happy to share that 15 Kinds of Casual Sex has received support for the next draft from Harold Greenberg Fund!  We’ve attached as Executive Producers Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie, and Co-directors Paula Brancati & Michael Seater.  We are very excited to be progressing this project in the coming months – stay tuned!

15 Kinds of Casual Sex support

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100 Dragons Productions Inc., Shaftesbury Inc. (Ontario)
Producers: Teresa M. Ho, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie
Writer: Emily Weedon
Directors: Paula Brancati & Michael Seater

My Piece of the City – limited theatrical release

We are pleased to announce the limited Theatrical release for My Piece of The City at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday Feb. 23rd at 7:00 PM with additional screenings on Saturday (1:00 PM) and Sunday (7:00PM). Both Moze Mossanen and myself will be in attendance. You can click on here to buy your tickets! Hope to see you all there to support Canadian Cinema!

My Piece of the City – To Premiere at Regent Park Film Festival

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With great excitement, 100 DRAGONS is pleased to announce that MY PIECE OF THE CITY will make its World Premiere at the 15th Annual Regent Park Film Festival!

Screening at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Daniels Spectrum’s Ada Slaight Hall (585 Dundas Street East).  We are so excited to be presenting this documentary to the world in its own community.  As a grassroots festival, it was very important to us to be selected to this festival.  Make sure you book your tickets, as the screenings are free and they will book up fast! Book tickets here

Check out our trailer below!  See you there!

My Piece of the City – feature doc

For the last year I had the honour and pleasure to produce Moze Mossanen’s latest feature documentary My Piece of the City.  For weeks Moze followed the process of the musical endeavor The Journey.  He tirelessly watched the performance camp as aspiring young members of the Regent Park community demonstrated their abilities.  And as we went into production with the schedule of rehearsals for The Journey meandering over two and half months, pinpointing the 9 days of shoot were challenging at best.  But I think we were able to capture all of the wonderful moments that these young performers faced as they put together this reflection of a community in transition. The excitement, the hope, the fears and the internal and external conflicts that these youth face during rehearsals, in their lives and in their surroundings are all relevant to revitalization projects in the inner city around the world.  With the generous support of Daniels and Innocon, we are excited to be submitting this film to festivals and hope to be announcing some acceptances soon.  Look for further announcements in the future!

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Re-branding – 100 Dragons

After 20 years in existence, I’m pleased to present the re-branding of 100 Dragons.  My company had been a numbered company for years.  And was eventually named to translate my son’s Chinese name – Baht Luong – 100 Dragons (Productions). Two years ago I formed another company to focus on the creation of passion projects that gives voice to the under-represented which became 100 Dragons Media.  With all that in mind, I wanted to take the branding process seriously.  Reaching out to good friend, Emily Weedon, we came up with the design you see here.  I present the new logo … 100 Dragons

It’s always a balance

In this industry, I always find it’s a precarious balance to be working on your passion projects and the ones that pay the bills.  This last project was the best of both worlds.  From July 2016 to February 2017 I had been working on Anne, the new television series set to world premiere on CBC on Sunday March 19th, 8:00 PM EST.  It was a fantastic experience to be the production manager on this project that took us all over Ontario as well as shooting with a helicopter and Russian Arm in Prince Edward Island.  The crew worked so hard to make this series look as cinematic as the executives expected, and I commend them all for making this production a success.  I hope that everyone tunes in on the 19th, but here is the trailer:

Day 4 of 4 – WIFT-T Devlopment Incubator

Today was pitch day!  What do we learn as professionals who’ve pitched ourselves for 20 years already in the industry.  Not sure how we could have survived in an industry, if we didn’t know how to pitch.  In a world where your next job means what the decision-maker thinks of you, we are constantly on!  But sometimes it’s just validation that we need. Yes, what we do has a name… what we do is well received… what we do is great… what we do is a shared experience!  And as I mentioned in day 3, it’s just that we should follow our gut.  And from this experience, we gleaned as much as we could.  Thanks WIFT for offering this program.  Thanks NBC Universal and Telefilm for sponsoring this event.  We’ll see you in the movies!

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Day 3 Development Incubator -WIFT-T

On Day 3 we had 2 speakers – casting with Marissa Richmond and Distribution with Caroline Habib.  We were asked to submit character descriptions.  Kept vague on purpose, and if I had kept to my instinct, we might have had a bigger roster to glean from, but we were given some suggestions in casting.  But as with all the sessions before, I realized that my gut instinct meant a lot more than just what each presenter brought to the table.  And what I’m realizing is that a producer’s gut feeling means so much and each guest only feeds to that gut so that we-as producers-keep going to the finish line.  The film is the thing and producers must keep driving that process and steering that ship to stay on course.