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NANCY KWAN HONORED IN SAN DIEGO - October 21 - 23, 2011

Ms Kwan was honored at the San Diego Asian Film Festival with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented by Kelly Hu, star of The Scorpion King. A special video presentation, featuring George Takei, spoke effectively to Ms Kwan's outstanding career which was met with a standing ovation. On Monday October 24th, Ms Kwan's biographical feature documentary, "To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey", played to a sold out audience. Prior to the screening, representatives of the City of San Diego made an official declaration on behalf of the Mayor and Council announcing Monday October 24th 2011 as  "Nancy Kwan Day".

   
Lifetime Achievement Award...Nancy Kwan! Kelly Hu with Nancy Kwan Lee Ann Kim with Nancy Kwan City Charter
Nancy Kwan Kelly Hu & Nancy Kwan Lee Ann Kim & Nancy Kwan   Nancy Kwan Day - San Diego

 

OPENED TO ECSTATIC REVIEWS AT THE HISTORIC TEXAS THEATRE IN OAKCLIFF DALLAS - JUNE 2, 2011

 

ASIAN AMERICAN MONTH, HONORED NANCY KWAN AT THE AMC MONTEREY PARK, BY CELEBRATING HER 50 YEARS IN SHOW BUSINESS  WITH SOLD OUT SCREENINGS OF "THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG", AND HER AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY, "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN'S JOURNEY," RAISING FUNDS FOR THE CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM CHARITIES -MAY 22, 2011      

 

NANCY KWAN APPEARED IN PERSON on August 11th, 2011 at the EGYPTIAN THEATRE in Hollywood.

A special 50th Anniversary screening of FLOWER DRUM SONG was held, along with the Award Winning documentary, TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN'S JOURNEY.

Several members of the cast from FLOWER DRUM SONG appeared alongside Ms Kwan, much to the thrill of a near sold out audience.

 

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - October 2010

Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz give Nancy Kwan the "thumbs up" at the Hawaiian International Film Festival.

Roger & Chaz Ebert, Nancy Kwan

Honolulu Advertiser Headline (October 2010):

NANCY KWAN CAPTURES THE IMAGINATION OF HAWAII AT A SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE OF

HER NEW FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN’S JOURNEY

For the full article: Click here

 

DOWNLOADS (open file, and save to your location) Trailer click here   Film Synopsis: Click here     Film Completion: Click here      Film Poster: Click here

Film Credits: Click here      Brian Jamieson Biography: Click here       Brian Jamieson Image: Click here      Nancy Kwan Image:  Click here

Hong Kong Ballet: Click here 

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ASIAN PREMIERE – HONG KONG - MONDAY MARCH 22, 2010

A ROUSING RECEPTION FOR HONG KONG’S FIRST LADY OF CINEMA!

HONG KONG ROUND-UP - March 19-24, 2010:

HongKong1 Click here      HongKong2 Click here      HongKong3 Click here      HongKong4 Click here      HongKong5 Click here      HongKong6 Click here

 

Interview with Nancy in Hong Kong  Podcast - Click here         Video:  Click here 

 

Channel News Asia - Actress Nancy Kwan puts her life on film    Click here

Suzie Wong' star shocked at destruction of old Hong Kong   Click here

Actress Nancy Kwan looks back at 50 years of Suzie Wong    Click here 

 

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN’S JOURNEY

 

USA. FILM FESTIVALS

CINEQUEST - SAN JOSE, February 27th & 28th, 2010

On The Town Television Interview February 28th 2010  Click here


WORLDFEST - HOUSTON April 12, 2010 (In Competition)
DOC INTERNATIONAL MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL - May 28th 2010

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL / SAN GABRIEL FILM FESTIVAL - September 18th, 2010

KANSAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - October 3, 2010

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - October 16, 2010

VICTORIA BC / LIONESS CLUB / CHINATOWN CHARITY EVENT - October 30th, 2010

SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL - November 1 - 6, 2010 (In competition)

MOVIEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SARASOTA) - June 18th, 2011 (In competition)

SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL - October 22nd, 2011


INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS

Opening Film - Asian Film Forum - HONG KONG FILMART - March 22, 2010
23RD SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – April 23, 2010

Singapore Announcement - Click here

BARCELONA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL - May 4th, 2010

CASA ASIAN FORUM, BARCELONA - July 10th, 2010

THE  6th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESITVAL - May 4 - 11, 2011

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Los Angeles, February 1, 2010

REDWIND PRODUCTIONS INC. ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN’S JOURNEY"

Redwind Productions Inc. recently completed TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN’S JOURNEY – a feature docu-drama that explores the real life journey, both personal and professional, of Nancy Kwan – one of Hollywood’s leading Asian actresses during the 1960’s. In addition, Locomotive Distribution has acquired the international sales rights to the film. To read more, link here and download the full story PDF file:   Download PDF

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - May 28th, 2010

 

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TESTIMONIALS

 

Congratulations!
It was an excellent documentary! the best I have ever seen.
Brian did such a clever job of intertwining the various movies and the Hong Kong "SUZIE WONG" Ballet into the film's structure.
Very moving and touching.
I am so proud of your wonderful accomplishment.
Dr. LEUNG
DBA, MBA, BBA (Hawaii TIM), BA (Hons), MIH, CHA, CHRE, CHE, CHT, CHDT, MSHRI, HKIPM
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It was the best documentary I have ever seen! It was really motivating and moving. I was in tears.
Nancy Kwan is an amazing person and it was so brave of her to share her personal life with us all. I never realized she encountered such personal hardships and sorrows.
Roberta Wong / American Women Association

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First of all, I would like to thank you, for bringing such a wonderful movie to this world. It was so touching and meaningful, and I burst into tears !!! I’m sure it’s the result that Nancy’s story touched you in the very beginning.
I want to say how much I love this movie, but you’re keep talking on the phone after the pre-view, I’ve no chance to show my respect and adoration to you .
Anyway, I really want to introduce this movie to our readers and I’m sure they might love it like the way I do, I sincerely request a couple of screen photos from the movie so that I can put into my write-up. Especially the pictures of Nancy and Bernhard, also the poster of the movie.
I’m going to publish my article on Nancy Kwan on Monday, and looking forwards to hear your positive feedback. I will send you a softcopy when it published.
A great success of your movie, and enjoy your time in Hong Kong.
Tinny Cheng
Head of Feature Desk
Hong Kong Economic Journals

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WORLDFEST - HOUSTON - April 12th, 2010

WINNER OF THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE - Best Biographical Feature Documentary.
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CATHAY PACIFIC IN-FLIGHT MAGAZINE celebrates The World Of Suzie Wong

The June 2010 edition of Cathy Pacific Airlines in-flight magazine features an interview with Nancy Kwan. The World Of Suzie Wong is being shown on long-haul and selected regional flights to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1960 film. Click here to see article.

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Just looked at your wonderful film ... so sensitive and loving ... delicate as those beautiful watercolors sprinkled throughout the film...

"To Whom It May Concern" says the young Suzie Wong, breathing her message to those who would protect her child in the afterlife...and then those words come back to us years later when Nancy's son must also depart this world all too early in his life... And spanning those two poles of life and death, you bring us Nancy's own story, a spray of images that span worlds and cultures and years.  A beautiful symmetry, yes, but a dark one--as William Blake once wrote, "What hand dare frame thy terrible symmetry..."

Your hand.

And WE are the ones who now receive that message; WE who the ones "To whom...".

Thank you. 

JOHN TIBBETTS / KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - Lawrence

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An email to Bob Butler - Film critic of the Kansas City Star:-

As you know Bob, if Alice Faye is not connected with a film I am not excited about it, however, Nancy Kwan in an important international star that graced the covers of hundreds of magazines world-wide, including LIFE. She was a sensation in films like FLOWER DRUM SONG and WORLD OF SUSIE WONG with William Holden. She is unique and important in the history of movies. I am excited about Nancy Kwan and this movie.

Without the Alice Faye connection I find this film extremely beautiful, moving, interesting and surprisingly, pulls the heart strings in a professional fashion in an unexpected conclusion. I believe you will be impressed and moved by it. I know audiences will be!

Wade Williams, Exhibitor   

 

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Brian Jamieson has launched a new venture with business partner John Petersen for anyone seeking professional biography services, wishing to preserve their Legacy, or to capture the life story of a parent or grandparent on film.  This is achieved by using an easy interview process using prompts such as old photos, documents, and pre-prepared questions. Filming is achieved in the comfort of a home or other suitable relaxed location, and creating an archival DVD video.

The company, www.acrosstime.com, has completed personal life stories for a significant number of people.

 

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* Video is the only medium that captures "true to life" experiences, thus preserving a "first hand" real life story for all time. Imagine the thrill of being able to see your great-grandparents on an Autobiography video today! That's The greatest gift anyone can give to the future.
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