Oscar-winning producer Guneet as Kapoor (“The Elephant Whisperers”) and Michelin-starred chef and filmmaker Vikas Khanna (“The Last Color”) have tackled the Oscar-qualified animated short “American Sikh” as executive producers.
The film tells the true story of an American-born, turban-wearing illustrator, writer, performance artist, diversity speaker, and creator of Sikhtoons.com. Vishavjit Singh, who after a lifetime of facing prejudice, doubt and violence, finally finds acceptance in a superhero costume. Singh is known publicly for his Captain America character, a bearded, turbaned Sikh, who fights bigotry, bigotry and perceptions of what an American should look like after 9/11.
“American Sikh” was created in collaboration with Singh as director-producer and director. Ryan Westra (live action short film “Red, White and Beard”, starring Singh). It was animated by Studio Showoff, a Melbourne-based production company founded by Ivan Dixon and Sean Zwan that has produced work for Childish Gambino, HBO and Cartoon Network.
The film won Best Animated Short Film at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, Best Animation at the San Diego International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short, and the People’s Choice Award at the Tasveer Film Festival in Seattle, a special mention. at the Chicago International Film Festival and an honorable mention at the Tallgrass Film Festival.
Production of an anthology film is already underway “Bye”, from the Singapore production company. MM2 Entertainment. It comprises three interconnected stories about attitudes towards death, dying and palliative care. “The film will explore the courage to pursue one’s dreams despite the fear of mortality, the importance of reconciling with family by letting go of regret and resentment, and the importance of freeing oneself from self-imposed limitations to live a life filled with love. “, said. the company said.
award-winning director Daniel Yam (“4Love,” “Wonder Boy”) directed by Tosh Zhang (“Ah Boys To Men” franchise films), Julie Tan (“Wonder Boy”), Shane Pow (“Ajoomma”), Golden Horse Award nominee Yang Shi Bin (“Wet Season”), Andie Chen (“Circle Line”), beauty queen Teo Ser Lee and child actor Aster Yeow. The film will be released in 2024.
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88 rising, the music and media company that amplifies Asian talent and culture, has named Mike Chuthakieo as its first chief revenue officer. He will report directly to CEO and Founder Sean Miyashiro. In this newly created role, Chuthakieo will lead the direction and execution of brand partnership strategies globally.
The company has had a busy 2023. Your flagship Head In The Clouds Music and Arts FestivalIt celebrated its fifth year in Los Angeles and made its debut in New York City and Guangzhou, China this year, following expansions to Manila, Philippines and Jakarta, Indonesia the year before.
Your hired artist, joji“Glimpse of Us” peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, while her album “Smithereens” debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and her North American tour was sold out. NikiThe North American and Asian tours were completely sold out. AND Jackson Wang“Magic Man” became the highest-charting album by a Chinese artist on the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 15, and his first solo world tour quickly sold out.