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Transformers 4

Involvement: One of Slate Takes’ founders personally provided assistance to Michael Bay, the director of this Paramount Pictures production, which was partly filmed in Hong Kong during the month of October 2013.
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer
Status: To Be Released (June 2014)
Synopsis: (From IMDB.com) A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons – and a paranoid government official – on them.

Posted 1 year, 7 months ago.

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Contagion


Involvement: One of Slate Takes’ founders personally provided assistance to the Executive Producer / Unit Production Manager of this Warner Brothers production, which was partly filmed in Hong Kong during the month of October 2010.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, Chin Han Ng, Josie Ho
Status: Released (2011)
Synopsis: (From IMDB.com) An action-thriller that’s centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease, and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.

Posted 1 year, 9 months ago.

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Sino Philes

“Sino Philes” is an experimental mockumentary that follows the lives of David Wong and Vivian Chen, who have just relocated from Vancouver, Canada to Hong Kong, China. In an attempt to reconnect with their roots, they become entangled in unique social conflicts that presently occur between Hong Kongers and Mainlanders. From issues revolving around cross-border tourism and anchor babies, to right of abode and the “Umbrella Movement”, they ultimately discover what it means to be “Chinese” and what the “Chinese dream” means to them.

Presenting the somewhat fictional characters in documentary style, and situating them in real-life not-so-distant-past events, this attempt to blur the lines between reality and fiction brings to question the seemingly bizarre confrontations between Hong Kongers and Mainlanders. By intentionally presenting both sides of the issues objectively, an understanding can hopefully be reached through an open dialogue that extends beyond the film, with the ultimate aim of celebrating the subcultural diversity of the Chinese diaspora the world over.

A co-production with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the film is published on RNW’s YouTube channel and their Chinese site, Helan Online via Youku and Tudou. Slate Takes thought it fitting to partner with RNW on this production for the main reason that RNW promotes free speech through independent journalism and the use of new media. On this note, we would like to point out that Youku and Tudou removed (i.e. censored) webisode 4, “The Tourist”. However, you can view ALL webisodes below.

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All WEBISODES can also be found at SinoPhiles.asia

FILM VERSION:

The film garnered an AWARD of MERIT at the ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION on February 2016.
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It was also officially selected for the HONG KONG ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL in Spring 2016.
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Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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Verax

Involvement: Associate Producer
Synopsis: This is a short film based on the true events of Edward Joseph Snowden, a former CIA and NSA employee who leaked a top secret mass surveillance programme from the US and UK.
Media coverage: CNN, Guardian, BBC News, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, SCMP, Spiegel, Apple Daily, WSJ, LA Times, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Yahoo! News, The Diplomat, The Australian, CCTV, The Toronto Star

Posted 3 years, 11 months ago.

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Lost For Words


Director: Stanley Orzel
Cast: Sean Faris, Grace Huang, Will Yun Lee, Terence Yin, Joman Chiang
Status: Post-production (2012)
Synopsis: (From IMDB.com) Amidst the sweeping cityscape of cosmopolitan Hong Kong, an ex-Marine falls in love with a ballerina from China. Against mounting cultural and religious pressure, the two star-crossed lovers risk it all in pursuit of true love.
Movie website: www.lostforwords-movie.com
Involvement: Slate Takes shot behind-the-scenes and edited the following Featurette for this Studio Strada production.

Posted 4 years, 4 months ago.

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Stories Forlorn


Involvement: One of Slate Takes’ founders was personally involved in this production as Production Manager and 1st Assistant Director. In addition, Slate Takes provided EPK services (behind-the-scenes footage).
Director: Uri L. Schwarz
Cast: Zac Dee, Jason Bradley, Masson Ge, Jason Tobin, Oliver Williams, Kirt Kishita
Status: Post-production (2012)
Synopsis: (From IMDB.com) Three cultures clash during a tumultuous journey of friendship, love, and self discovery. Set in Hong Kong summer of 1997 as it anxiously cedes from British to Chinese control.

Posted 4 years, 11 months ago.

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Far Away Eyes


Involvement: Slate Takes provided EPK services (behind-the-scenes footage & stills) to this Studio Strada production.
Director: Stanley Orzel
Cast: Will Yun Lee, Miguel Ferrer, Mercedes Renard, Oliver Williams
Released: 2011
Synopsis: Set in the cosmopolitan world of Hong Kong, “Far Away Eyes” is a tense drama about an ace assassin, who reunites with three professional colleagues, only to discover that they are there to kill him.
Accolades: Premiered at the Marche Du Film in Cannes and won the Gold Remi Award at the 44th Annual WorldFest International Film Festival in Houston.

Official website with EPK clips: http://farawayeyes-movie.com
Check it out on IMDB: Far Away Eyes

Posted 6 years, 9 months ago.

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Girl$

Involvement: One of Slate Takes’ founders personally provided assistance to the Art Department of this Hong Kong production.
Director: Kenneth Bi
Cast: Michelle Wai, Bonnie Xian, Venus Wong, Una Lin
Released: September 2010
Synopsis: This film revolves around a group of young girls, who practice compensated dating, a real life social phenomenon among teenage women in Hong Kong. Via internet chat rooms, the girls in the film go on dates with men, which often involve sex, in exchange for money. They each have their own reasons for engaging in this practice: one wants to be able to afford a limited edition luxury handbag, another simply wants to find true love. They eventually come to the realization of the dangers involved, and come to a conscious decision of whether all of this is worth their while.

Posted 7 years, 4 months ago.

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