The Chemical Factory: A Documation
It’s a short prestige film that is a vignette centered upon a Chinese immigrant mother (Cheuk Yee Chan) recounting her life growing up during the tumultuous 1960's communist China to her American son (Andrew Leung). It is a multi-lingual film in both English and Cantonese, a language spoken by over 6 million people in the world, that has been systematically phased out by the Chinese government.
A story of mass hunger, family separation, and world gone sideways emerges as a stark contrast to buffet restaurant in Springfield Oregon. Distilled from an original 6 hour interview, the short documentary is recounted as an animation to visualize a world that has been erased by shame.
While the blueprint for the short, the animatic itself, is finished, I’m seeking funding to finish animating the short in high definition computer generated imagery. Using my extensive experience from Hollywood as a concept artist for films like Black Panther and The Jungle Book, animation, and visual effects, I hope to hire additional artists to carry the film across the finish line.
The film will also leverage Unreal Engine software, the latest in cutting edge real-time CGI technology which has only recently become usable for filmmakers. It will allow for a high production quality that was only previously available to big budget studios with powerhouse rendering farms, now for a fraction of the cost.
Eventual feature film Documentary
With your help, I hope to finish this deeply personal film. It will not only fill the gap of what it means to be Asian and growing up in America, but also resonate what is also a truly American story. In addition, it will also work as a proof of concept for the eventual feature length documentary about the story of an immigrant surviving Chinese prison to reach 1970’s New York City, contrasting the story of her son growing up middle class in suburban Oregon.
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“The Chemical Factory” documentary has hooked up with the Independent Filmmaker Project from New York. They are the official fiscal sponsorship for the project and is set up as a 501c3. What does that mean? All funding for the making of this documation is tax deductible! Click through the widget to the right of this for more information.
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