Nora and Kate attended the New York Eurasian Film Festival recently to show The Hanji Box.They saw many wonderful films from Central Asia and Asia, and were proud to receive the Best Feature Script Award.
Please join us at the Gala/Opening Night of the White River Indie Film Festival!
We are honored to have THE HANJI BOX open the festival!
There will be a Q&A after the film with members of the cast and crew
When: Friday, June 2nd, 6pm
Where: Barette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, Vermont
What time: Gala begins at 6pm, the film at 7.
This is WRIF’s annual Gala/fundraiser. There will be music, food, The Hanji Box and a cash bar.
The cost is $40/person or $20/student
If you only want to see the film, tickets will go on sale Tuesday May 30th after 6pm. Those tickets are $10 or $5/student or anyone with economic hardship. The film begins at 7pm. You can buy tickets at: http://www.wrif.org/tickets/SEE YOU THERE!
We had a wonderful work-in-progress screening of The Hanji Box at the Maine Int’l Film Festival last week! We asked the audience to fill out a questionnaire, asking them about their reactions to the film. I was so pleased to see that people found the film beautiful, were really interested in the issues, loved the acting, and the only consistent complaint (if it is a complaint) was that they wanted it to continue. They wanted Hannah to go to Korea, with Rose, and meet with with Jung Tae Hee… so actors, get your passports in order!
The wonderful actor Gabriel Byrne was in the audience. He was at the festival to receive a mid-life achievement award, and found time to come and watch our little film. He was incredibly complementary, loved the story, the issues, the complexity of the issues around adoption, cultural identity, America’s role in dividing Korea.
On Martin Luther King Day, a day to celebrate diversity and difference…
A quick update on our progress:
After various tries with sound mixers, Rikk Degres from Northampton will be doing EQ’ing, etc. so hopefully the film will sound great even when showing the film in the most challenging venue (like an art gallery!).
Meanwhile, the color grader, Jamie Dickinson, is doing wonders with the color correction (it didn’t look too shabby even without the color correction). Charles Geohagen is working on a trailer.
When all of that is done, we will start submitting the film to film festivals! Let us know if there are some that you think we should try for!
We had a great work-in-progress screening at the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery in New York a few weeks ago. Thanks to Soojung, and Odilette Cho for hosting us. Many of our cast and crew were there to give feedback. Now on to color grading and sound mixing!