Daniel Hsia chats with Schema about co-producing Shanghai Calling in China and the U.S. The film opened the 2012 Asian American International Film Fest (AAIFF) in New York this summer.
Daniel Hsia is a filmmaker enjoying the success of his first feature film, Shanghai Calling. The film follows the journey of a Chinese-American hotshot lawyer moving to Shanghai. Shanghai Calling opened the 2012 Asian American International Film Fest (AAIFF) in New York last week. AAIFF is in its 35th year and is the longest-running festival showcasing independent Asian and Asian American cinema in the U.S.
Daniel Hsia not only wrote Shanghai Calling, but also directed it — which is no small feat considering the film was co-produced in the U.S. and China. The movie about a Chinese-American hotshot lawyer moving to Shanghai has already been successful in both countries.
In under a year since Schema's last interview with the stunning and charismatic Grace Huang, the young actress has made huge strides in her film career. With three movies, a TV show, and Best Actress award under her belt, this Chinese Australian has secured her presence in both the realm of Asian and Western productions.
Recently, Schema Magazine had the chance to catch up with Kuan Foo and Marlene Dong from Vancouver's sketch comedy troupe Assaulted Fish. Over the past 9 years, the group has seen multiple changes in membership, but has always maintained a high production value, intelligent writing, and most importantly, good laughs.
You wouldn't think it to look at her now, but Jessica Dhillon—Vancouver-based model, actor, dancer-choreographer, producer and DJ—was a shy student.
Ada Lee catches up with the charismatic and bubbly Sarah Lian for an update since to see how she's doing since the last time she talked to Schema. Sarah dishes on the launch of Mr. French Taste on KoldCast TV (in which she plays the sexy and elegant Lily Lee), yoga pants, what it means to be creepy-nice, and even Jeremy Lin.
Mister French Taste director Jennifer Thym dishes on the story behind the show (hint: lots and lots of wine), Asian stereotypes in media, and what's on the horizon.
Brishkay Ahmed's film Story of Burqa: Case of a Confused Afghan, takes a running leap into exploring the history of one of the most controversial garments in the world.
What's a nice Korean Canadian girl from Toronto doing in a wrestling ring? While that may be on some people's minds as they watch Gail Kim's match against Jessie Kresa tonight on Spike TV. The Total Non-stop Action (TNA) Wrestling champion sat down with Schema to discuss her wrestling career, Korean-Canadian identity, and thoughts on gender and race in the WWE.
In a time of knit jean lounge pants and snuggies, it's worth asking: what's so special about a men's suit--or a well dressed man? You probably can't get a much better answer from anyone else in the city except JJ Lee
DJ's MarX & Sh▲pe have made a big splash in the Vancouver night life scene and are here to stay .
Community organizer, father, and now political hopeful RJ Aquino is running as a COPE candidate for Vancouver city council in the November 19 election. Aquino sat down with Schema Magazine to talk about his cultural identity, community work, and path to politics.
As Occupy Wall Street continues in New York City, Desiree Lim's latest film The House is the story of Jean Kaneko (played by Natalie Skye), a former Wall Street banker who finds ghosts occupying her vacation house.