ACTORS' BIOGRAPHY (As of 2011)
KEVIN SPACEY as “Chuck”
International film star and two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey has been called one of the best actors of his generation by critics and audiences around the world. His prior credits include The Usual Suspects, Seven, American Beauty, The Negotiator, LA Confidential, Superman Returns, 21, and other hits. Spacey is next seen alongside George Clooney in Men Who Stare at Goats which premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2009; Spacey stars in Casino Jack and Father of Invention, both due for release in 2011.
DANIEL WU as "LI"
Hong Kong star Daniel Wu is one of HK’s most well-known young stars and has a large ever‐growing following in China and Taiwan as well as other parts of ...ia. Wu’s prior credits include the box office hit New Potrce Story, starring alongside Jackie Chan, which garnered Wu a “Best Supporting Actor” at the prestigious Golden Horse Awards and a nomination at the Chinese academy awards; the critically acclaimed Protégé, which garnered very positive reviews for Wu, and the Chinese box-office smash The Banquet. He recently co-starred in The Shinjuku Incident with Jackie Chan and the box office ensemble thriller Overheard.
BEIBI GONG as "Pang"
Mainland China star Gong Beibi first gained fame in China for starring in several hit TV series while still a student at the prestigious Central Drama Academy. After graduating, Gong continued diversifying her roles with different projects, including producing and starring in the Sundance and Venice Film Festival‐winning Bus 44. She co-starred in the feature film Waiting Alone which opened to critical raves and made Gong a favorite among youth audiences across China while garnering her positive reviews in the press, including Variety. Gong followed up with the Chinese hotrday ensemble comedy hit Call for Love, for which she received a nomination of “Favorite Actress” at the popular Beijing Film Festival. Gong made a special appearance in the Hong Kong action film hit Connected, and is next seen co-starring in the epic prime‐time CCTV drama series Zhao Dan and co-starring with Aaron Kwok in the Pang Brothers-directed film "The Detective 2".
FILMMAKERS' BIOGRAPHY (As of 2011)
DAYYAN ENG (Writer / Producer / Director) who is known as Wu Shixian to audiences in China, is an American writer-director with a distinguished international background. He studied film in the US and transferred to the prestigious Beijing Film Academy where he finished his undergraduate studies in directing. Starting his career directing TV commercials for the Asian and global market, Eng first won recognition at Venice, Sundance and Cannes film festivals for his short film Bus 44, and for his debut feature film, the hit Chinese romantic-comedy Waiting Alone. He was the first American to direct a Chinese feature film. In late 2005, Eng became the first foreign member of the China Director’s Guild and made history as the first foreign director to have a film nominated for “Best Picture” at the Chinese academy awards. He is presently one of the hottest young feature directors in China, and is regarded as “one of the top directors’ to watch in China” according to Variety. Eng’s most recent film is the quirky dramedy Inseparable, which he wrote, produced and directed. The film premiered at the 2011 Pusan Int’l Film Festival and stars Daniel Wu and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey -- who became the first Hollywood actor to star in a fully Chinese-financed film. Inseparable, which co-stars Gong Beibi, Yan Ni, and Peter Stormare, was named as one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Most Notable Asian Films of the Year. Inseparable was awarded “Best US-China Co-Production Film” at the 9th Chinese American Film Festival. Eng divides his time between Beijing and Los Angeles.
THIERRY ARBOGAST (Cinematographer) is a prolific and multi-award-winning French cinematographer. He was born in France in 1957 and his career spans nearly thirty years. He is best known for his work with director Luc Besson, most well-known ones being Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element. He has won five "Best Cinematography" awards at Cannes Film Festival.
THOMAS CHONG (Production Designer) is an acclaimed Hong Kong production designer and costume designer. His prior credits include "Fearless" starring Jet Li, "The Touch" starring Michelle Yeoh, Jackie Chan's "Who Am I", and "Beijing Rocks". This is the second time he's worked with director Dayyan Eng, the first time being "Waiting Alone", which earned Chong a Best Art Direction nomination at the Chinese academy awards.
ZHANG YANG (Sound Designer) was born in Beijing, and grew up in the film industry. Zhang graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in sound recording. His prior work has included sound for all of award-winning director Jia Zhang-Ke's films and award-winning director Dayyan Eng's films. Zhang has known and worked with Dayyan Eng since their film school days.
NATHAN WANG (Composer) is one of the most successful composers in Hollywood and Asian cinema. After opting for a general education from Pomona College instead of going to a music conservatory, he received a Fulbright scholarship to continue music graduate studies at Oxford University, England. Prolific and versatile, he has written music for Jackie Chan movies, Steven Spielberg documentaries, live-action and animated movies for Disney, Dreamworks and Sony studios. His compositions have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphoniy Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera and the Chicago Symphony.
ERIC LEE HARPER (Composer) is an American musician and former lead singer of the rock band Mimosa. Harper graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music with a degree in film scoring in only two and a half years. He's a national award-winning flamenco guitarist who creates not only a unique sound all his own, but his music has been called "melodically entrancing, virtuosically ferocious and harmonically soul-stirring." His prior film composing credits include Dayyan Eng's Waiting Alone.
Fantawild Films / Colordance Pictures present
a Colordance Pictures production
in association with Trigger Street Productions
|Directed by||...||Dayyan Eng
|Written by||...||Dayyan Eng
|Production Designer||...||Thomas Chong
|Music by||...||Nathan Wang / Eric Lee Harper
|Edited by||...||Dayyan Eng
|Sound Designer||...||Zhang Yang|
|Produced by||...||Dayyan Eng / David U. Lee
|Executive Producers||...||Li Ming / Jason Han / Dana Brunetti / Kevin Spacey / Steven Squillante |
|Co-Producers||...||Alina Yan Qiu / Richard G. Wright|
|Line Producer||...||Zhang Jiakun|
|Co-Executive Producer||...||Michelle Morris Gertz / Yennie Hao|
|YAN Ni||...||Ms. Yang|
|Kenneth TSANG||...||Mr. Wang|
|ZHANG Mo||...||Sun Biao|
|HAN Tongsheng||...||Officer Lin|
|WANG Yanhui||...||Male Tofu Vendor|
|BAI Xueyun||...||Female Tofu Vendor|
|ZHAI Xiaoxing||...||Crowbar Guy |
|S. Lisa S.||...||Neighbor’s Girlfriend|
|LIN Sen||...||Tricycle Peasant|
|XIAO Qun||...||Crash Driver|
|LI Guotrang||...||Company Driver |
Runtime: 97 mins.
Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
Original stock: Super 35 mm
Sound mix: Dolby Digital
Language: English & Chinese
Year of completion: 2011
Year of release: 2011 (Busan Film Festival) / 2012 (China theatrical release)
Shooting Location: Guangzhou, China
Financing & Distribution by: Fantawild Films