In partnership with the IKBLC, NAAAP Vancouver, the UBC Asian Canadian Cultural Organization and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival:
Schema Magazine is proud to present Jennifer Thym, visionary Writer and Director of LUMINA, an original nine-part web series "characterized as a dark, densely woven fantasy set against the sparkling backdrop of Hong Kong" (stars JuJu Chan, Michael Chan and Vince Matthew Chung).
Wednesday November 4, 2009 | 6:15 - 7:30 PM.
Victoria Learning Theatre | The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | University of British Columbia (directions and address below)
Free Event. RSVP required as seating is limited. Please visit NAAAP Vancouver to reserve a seat.
Originally from New York and Virginia, and now based in Hong Kong, Jennifer Thym followed her childhood dream to make film—leaving behind a successful career in the financial banking industry, and a previous life as a lawyer. Jennifer will be sharing her story of creating this beautifully shot episodic series—from writing the script and using the RED One digital HD camera, to raising the money and rethinking the business plan in today's economy. She will also share her personal perspective on the business model for Asian American and Asian Canadian filmmakers. Determined to create highly entertaining films that "make meaning" and showcase a breadth of Asian characters, Jennifer's passion for filmmaking will inspire you. For a synopsis of LUMINA, see Matthew Tsang's post on SchemaMag.ca.
+ This workshop is preceded by a special screening of films (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM) from Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon 2008, presented by the Asian Canadian Cultural Association (UBC), in partnership with the Vancouver Asian Film Festival.
This special event is part of iWriteAboutMe.com, a monthly series of web writing workshops and speakers, featuring some of the most pioneering, innovative and ethnic cool voices on the Internet.
iWriteAboutMe.com is presented in partnership with: the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (University of British Columbia), the North American Association of Asian Professionals Vancouver (NAAAP), theTyee.ca, Fresh Media (Vancouver), the Office of Learning Technology (University of British Columbia), and the Museum of Vancouver. Sponsored by The Laurier Institution. Jennifer Thym's talk is sponsored in part by the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. For information on upcoming workshops, please visit iWriteAboutMe.com
See the full LUMINA webseries here.
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