Eight-year-old Sarah was born in New York. Her parents, Calvin and Rose are immigrants from Hong Kong, who own an upscale market in a tight knit business community.
After Calvin and Rose’s funeral, Fang, Sarah’s grandmother decides to have Sarah live in a temple to learn the cause and effect of life. Meanwhile, Fang takes over the grocery store in an attempt to continue the family business.
Sarah lives in the temple for ten years where she learns the impermanence doctrine as well as martial arts. When she becomes a young woman, Sarah goes back to live with her grandmother and helps at the store.
Everything is going well until one-day two thugs enter the store and attempt to rob them, the resulting commotion triggers Sarah’s memory of her parents being slain. Sarah quietly sneaks around the store behind the thugs. She knocks them unconscious using martial arts techniques.
Feeling good about helping people, Sarah decides to fight crimes at night and acquires a costume. Soon, she is named, “Justice Angel”. Sarah believes that Justice Angel is all about upholding the justice of a cause and punishing those who need to be punished.
WHAT IS THE MONEY FOR?
Since the Justice Angel comic book series published in 2013, the books have a spectacular fan base and an outstanding turn out at both Phoenix and New York Comic Con, we would like to transform the comic into the mainstream media, the movie. $9,000 is an ambitious goal for an independent movie project but with your support and my dedicated team, we know we can make this movie project come true. $9,000 of your kind donation within 45 days, the money will help us start shooting production. In return, you will be rewarded for your kind contributions.
Joe Estevez' first time on the stage was as a 6-year-old playing the "Evil Inn Keeper" in a Christmas Nativity play, and as an actor he has never looked back. Born the last of ten children to an Irish immigrant mother and a Spanish immigrant father, Joe was raised in Dayton Ohio to be a factory worker but he had other plans for himself, and two hundred and thirty some films later Joe feels his decision was correct.
For most actors the road is never easy, but through perseverance, faith and talent Joe has become an accomplished actor, and in Hollywood today he is one of the busiest actors for one reason: He is one of the best at what he does. Joe can be seen weekly on the T.V. series "Hollywood Joe" and as the host of the critically acclaimed Faith Film Festival in N.Y.C. And if you want to read about Joe, pick up a copy of his book "Wiping off the Sheen".
Emily Kuroda has performed in numerous plays including Luis Alfaro's
"Straight as a Line" at Playwrights Arena, directed by Jon Rivera, Chay
Yew's "Red" at East West Players and "Winter People" at the Boston
Court. Other theatres include Kirk Douglas Theatre, South Coast Rep, New
York's Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Singapore
Repertory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Doolittle Theater,
Huntington Theater (Boston), Los Angeles Theater Center, Zephyr Theater,
LA Women's Shakespeare Company, and the Los Angeles Shakespeare
She is the recipient of five Dramalogue Awards, a Garland Award for outstanding performance, an L.A. Ovation award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Playwrights' Arena Outstanding Contribution to LA Theatre, and East West Players' Rae Creevey Award.
She is married to Actor/director Alberto Isaac. She has two brothers, Paul Kuroda (an award winning photographer in Oakland) and Douglas Kuroda (An award winning mechanic and is now an electrics in Fresno).
Producer Kira Willoughby began her career in San Diego California as a local model and actor at the very young age of 2. She appeared on many local children’s television shows, commercials and modeled for local newspapers and magazines. During her teenage years, Kira became more involved with theatre and traveled to Virginia and Florida, performing in a variety of plays. While in Florida she wrote a play that was produced in which she also starred. She joined a Shakespearean Troupe and traveled through the US and Europe performing such roles as 'Ophelia' in Hamlet.
During an audition for Stephen King's 'Pet Semetary', she struck up a conversation with the casting director and was immediately offered a job as an assistant. Her career blossomed and she was offered jobs on such films as 'Sommersby' and 'Ironclads.' It was during her work on 'Sommersby' that she met Richard Gere and wrote the first draft of 'Intersection' in which Richard Gere produced and starred with Sharon Stone.
Writer and Director Tiffany Dang has been writing feature screenplays since 1990. One of her screenplays, “In Too Deep” was in the semi-finals for the Writer's Screenplay Competition (1996). Tiffany graduated with a film and television degree from Scottsdale Community College in 1993. At that college, she won third place for her short video, “Stings of Conscience”.
In 1998, Tiffany began producing and directing for her screenplays. Her acclaimed films were “Torn”, which was named Best Asian-American Romantic Short Film at the 1998 New York International Independent Film and the romantic comedy feature, “Deceitfully Funny”, which was premiered at the 9th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival. Tiffany was chosen for the “Women Filmmakers To Watch Out For” in the Film Festival Reporter, Winter Issue 2002.
In 2013, Tiffany self-published Justice Angel comic book series that are available for purchase in comic book stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Flagstaff, and throughout Phoenix and as well as online.
Costume Designer Thai Nguyen was inspired by his Vietnamese heritage while working with the flow of the fabrics, Thai Nguyens designs are romantic and ethereal with a touch of Eastern fusion.
Back in South Vietnam, where Thai was born, his parents owned a private sewing school. Whether it was the influence of his surroundings or not, at the age of nine, Thai learned how to sew and realized he had a passion for fashion. Thai and his family immigrated to America in 1993. Knowing the high stress and demands of the fashion industry, his parents had hopes of him choosing a different career path, but Thai continued to pursue his childhood dream. Thai graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in 2002. Following graduation, he earned the title of associate designer for BCBG Max Azria, which he held through 2004. Since then he has become the Vietnamese-American designer of choice for prominent Vietnamese entertainment production companies such as Thuy Nga (Paris by Night), Asia Entertainment, and Van Son Entertainment. Known for his convertible evening gown creations on the TV show, Thai was a finalist on Bravos Launch My Line. Thai was also a fashion designer/contributor on Rupauls Drag Race, Bravo Reality TV Hits Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Adrienne Maloof and Brandi Glanville, Real Housewives of Miami, Joanna Krupa, and Shahs of Sunset, Lilly Ghalichi.
In 2008, he and his business partner, Helen Nguyen, established the showroom and storefront, Thai Nguyen Couture, in Orange County, California. The company offers Couture Bridal gowns, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, ao dai (traditional Vietnamese gowns), and a luxury ready-to-wear line. The company takes pride in working only with the finest textiles, having all the collections made exclusively in the United States and believing that one should live for FASHION and set the TREND.
Risks and challenges
This project has very few risks, since the team is very dedicated to finish it. All we need to do is raise the funds to get it started. Our greatest risk is that the funding does not materialize which would result in the project not being shot.
There is always the risk that we won't be able to get the project in on time due to a variety of factors, but again, we do not anticipate that sort of problem.
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