Filmmaker Update: Ron Morales, Yung Chang, Musa Syeed

We are proud to share news of three films from Reel Asian’s 2012 selection that have continued to travel the festival circuit and have their own theatrical release!

Ron Morales’ dramatic thriller GRACELAND will be opening in Toronto at TIFF Lightbox May 10th! Watch the Graceland trailer here. For a chance to win passes to this film, make sure you are signed up for the Reel Asian e-newsletter.

Montreal-based doc maker Yung Chang’s THE FRUIT HUNTERS delighted Reel Asian’s Richmond Hill audience last year with an enlightening subject, followed by exotic fruit tasting in the theatre lobby. This film was broadcast on CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki and recently screened in Mexico at Cinema Planeta. Watch THE FRUIT HUNTERS trailer here.

We were thrilled to invite Musa Syeed  and his double Sundance award winning film VALLEY OF SAINTS to the festival last year. This Kashmiri film is a blend of fiction and documentary, and set on the Dal Lake, nicknamed “the jewel of the crown of Kashmir”.  After screening at Reel Asian Valley of Saints was released in German theatres and screens at festivals in Dubai, LA, DC and New Jersey. Watch the Valley of Saints trailer here.

Congrats to Ron, Yung and Musa!!