MY HERITAGE: a short film

A mockumentary short film about a white man who was adopted and raised by his immigrant Asian father.
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SYNOPSIS

My Heritage is a mockumentary short film about Chun Kit, a white man who was adopted and raised by his immigrant Asian father. Chun Kit grows up resenting his Tiger Dad, because he thinks nobody in North America understands the white oriental. So as an act of defiance, Chun Kit decides to cease all ties with his father, and abandon the man who loves him the most. 

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THINK

Spinal Tap meets Joy Luck Club...

 

WHY?

So we can share the experience of what's it's like to be a first / second generation Canadian. Also cause it's funny.

 

CAST

SON - Mike Fleury

Mike Fleury was born and raised in Greenwood, Nova Scotia. He started out as News Editor for the alt weekly newspaper 'The Coast'. While still in Halifax, Mike did numerous duties for CBC Radio as an anchor and reporter, where he fine-tuned the magnificent instrument that is his voice. Since relocating to Toronto in 2007, Mike has worked as a researcher and producer for CTV, an associate producer for CBC Radio's 'Q', an on-air anchor for TSN Radio, and a producer with CBC Television's 'George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight'.

 

FATHER - Tony Leung

In 1988, Tony immigrated from Hong Kong to start a new for his family in Toronto, Canada. Since then, Tony has founded IPE Logistics (Canada) Inc., a successful freight forwarding company with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Tony has always acted on the side, which most notably won him a free lunch for a local Church production of A Christmas Carol in 1990. Despite claims that he has “given up acting for good,” Tony has come out of retirement to give one final performance in “My Heritage.”

 

ALSO GUEST STARRING... 

Maricel Dicion

 

Sophie Kohn

 

 

CREW

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER - Alex Narvaez

Throughout his early schooling, Alex developed an interest in creating and experimenting with various forms of media. As a Radio and Television Arts student at Ryerson University Alex was keen on creating an outlet for talented local artists without a platform. He found success on CKLN 88.1FM and launched a show dedicated to showcasing Canadian talent while launching his career as a personality and radio producer.

Today Alex works alongside George Stroumboulopoulos at the CBC as an Associate Producer for Radio and Researcher for Television. His career in radio and television broadcast have provided a detailed insight into media production which has prepared Alex to step into the Director’s chair for “My Heritage.”

 

CO-DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER - Philip Leung

Philip Leung loves long walks on the beach. Furthermore, he is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch program, and has co-written “The Diary of Amos Lee”, a nationally televised children’s sitcom. Further furthermore, he has written for Time Out Magazine, Popmatters.com, South China Morning Post, and Corduroy Magazine. Phil does the odd stand up wherever he travels, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto. Most recently, he is a researcher, and occasional contributor to CBC Television’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.

 

PRODUCER - Sam Vesti

Sam Vesti is an aspiring comedian. Outside of this project, Sam hosts "The Weekly," a sketch web-series that can be viewed on YouTube. He says "My Heritage" is his first time making short films "the right way". Vesti's main goal is to learn everything he can about making movies. He considers Phil Leung and Alex Narvaez as his most important teachers - and yes, they paid Vesti a nice sum to have that sentiment included in his bio.

 

COMPOSER - Anthony Leung

While Anthony officially works in social media, his rock star dreams are never too far away. Besides writing music for My Heritage, he has written soundtracks for iPhone games, a song raising some much needed funds for a children's charity, and a birthday song which he sent to impress his then long-distance girlfriend (they're now married with two kids). Based in London, UK, he has recently clocked over 12,000 tweets on his @meanwritehook handle. He'd love for you tweet him a hello, but his wife begs you not to egg on his Twitter addiction.

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER- Kiersty Hong

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This is the third short film Kiersty has been a part of, but the first one she is helping on the production side.  She just couldn't stay away from such an original piece of work, although the free meal, fantastic crew, and being vaguely reconnected to her Chinese roots were also incentives. In addition to her love of photography, writing, and other random creative projects, Kiersty also enjoys showing off her Polish skills with random Polish tourists on the subway.  To complicate matters, Kiersty is working on a second Master's on the side where she ponders the ontology of life in all its ghastly humour.

 

 

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

5% - Transportation

5% - Equipment Rental

10% - Marketing / Festival Submissions

20% - Music

30% - Graphics / Post Production

30% - Props

 

WANT TO SUPPORT US?

FACEBOOK - facebook.com/myheritagefilm

TWITTER – #MyHeritageFilm

OFFICIAL WEBSITE – www.myheritagefilm.com

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    * Dinner, private screening and celebration with the cast and crew of “MY HERITAGE” in Toronto (Travel not included) * Associate Producer credit * Signed script from the writer * Signed poster from cast and crew * Digital production stills * 2 digital songs written exclusively for the film * HD digital download of MY HERITAGE * A "THANK YOU" online

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    * Executive Producer credit * Dinner, private screening and celebration with the cast and crew of “MY HERITAGE” in Toronto (Travel not included) * Signed script from the writer * Signed poster from cast and crew * Digital production stills * 2 digital songs written exclusively for the film * HD digital download of MY HERITAGE * A "THANK YOU" online

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