Filmmaker Updates: Daichi Saito, Jeff Chiba Stearns, Stephanie Law, Midi Onodera, Devil Music Ensemble

Check out what RA filmmakers and artists are up to…

Daïchi Saïto’s Never a Foot Too Far, Even was recently accepted into this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam. This work was commissioned by Reel Asian and LIFT and shown as part of last year’s Lost Secrets of the Royal exhibition. Congrats Daïchi!

Jeff Chiba Stearns’ One Big Hapa Family will be screened in Japan at the Roots2Film (Mixed Roots) Film Festival. This festival will be making its Japan tour stop in Kobe from February 25-26, 2012. More info here.  Jeff will also be in Toronto for an animation workshop and FREE screening at Hart House in March. Reel Asian screened One Big Hapa Family in 2010. Congrats Jeff!

Stephanie Law is currently crowdfunding for their short film Little Miss Jihad. Receive script feedback and story editing services in exchange for your donation! WIFT-T members receive a special discount on already-low rates. More info here. Stephanie was the winner of last year’s 2011 Reel Asian So You Think You Can Pitch? competition.

The Feminist Art Gallery is All Hands on the Archive Events, a month-long engagement with Cinenova beginning on February 3, 2012 at The Department including Midi Onodera’s The Displaced View. Many of Midi’s work has been showcased Reel Asian over the years including a spotlight of 8 films in 2001.

The Devil Music Ensemble are raising $4,500 so they can perform the live original score to 1929 silent kung-fu film Red Heroine in Shanghai and Beijing as part of the Jue Festival of Music and Art. This will be the first time this film has been shown since before the Cultural Revolution. Help make this happen by supporting them through Kickstarter!  Reel Asian presented a live performance of Devil Music Ensemble with Red Heroine at Reel Asian in 2009.