Chinese kids who struggle with their imprisonment in an illegal sweatshop in New York, and search for their chance to escape.
Title: " The Sweatshop" - Short film
(an NYU Tisch graduate student film collaboration with the Tisch production design program.)
The story follows two children who struggle with their imprisonment in an illegal sweatshop, and search for their chance to escape. Ahong confines all these kids in the basement. When Lee finally discovers a chance to get away, he will make a decision that could change both of their futures forever. (The film will be in Chinese Language)
LEE, A 7 years old boy, starred by Brennan-Pierson Wang
MIMI, A 10 years old girl, starred by Stephanie Shen
Where your money will go: We hope that you choose to support our project, and want to make sure you know just how we will use the money raised through this campaign. The following is a list of the primary elements that you will be helping us to fund:
- Shooting location contract fees
- Production Design (Set dressing, props)
- Equipment Rentals (Camera, Lighting/Grip, Sound)
- Personnel costs (Transportation to/from set, Catering, Cast Workshops)
- Post Production (Editing Session and Sound Editing)
Your support will be the lifeblood of this project. With your help, we will be able to make something truly special, and we're so excited to have you on board. Thank you very much.
Director: Chin Tangsakulsathaporn is a native Bangkoker from Thailand. After he got a bachelor's degree in the Performing Arts. He started his film career as an actor and also work as a cable guy on set until he became a Commercial film director. He sold his awards to buy a one-way ticket to New York in 2006. Now he is awarded a full scholarship from the graduate film at Tisch, New York University and a scholarship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). See his previous work For Computer OR For Iphone / Mobile
Cinematographer: Brian Lannin is a director and cinematographer based in New York City. His short film, AND WINTER SLOW won the best shortfilm at the Cinequest Film Festival in March, 2012. Brian's works as cinematographer has shown at numerous prestigious festivals; BAYOU BLACK (dir. Jonas Carpignano, starring Michael K. Williams), received mention at the Woodstock Film Festival and ANGELS (dir. Zach Kerschberg), received the Cinematography Award at the Montana Internationl Film Festival. He is currently an MFA Candidate at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Producer: Alexandra Keyes was born in London and grew up moving back and forth between Hong Kong and LA. She returned to the UK for her undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies at Oxford, where she also discovered her passion for producing with the Oxford Revue, starting point for such comedians as Rowan Atkinson and Michael Palin. After graduating, Alex moved to Japan, where she produced a government-sponsored education show, Let’s Go EIGO!. She is currently enrolled in her first year in NYU’s MBA/MFA (Stern/Tisch) producing programme.
Casting Director & Associate Producer: Shelley Cheung is a Creative Writing major from Stanford University with a range of roles in producing short films including casting, writing, and editing.
Editor & Associate Producer: Ducminh Nguyen is a video artist with a degree in Digital Media Design from University of Pennsylvania. He has edited a variety of short films by Chin Tangsakulsathaporn. He also created the kickstarter video you just watched.
NYU's Graduate Film Producing Award winning films that are screened in festivals worldwide. Among the graduates are such directors as Martic Scorsese, Joel Coen, Spike Lee, Alex Rockwell and others that have contributed to American independent cinema.
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