Monday, January 14, 2008

Chinese Script

We just finished translating "First Page Taipei" into Chinese - it took almost a month, and is practically a different draft of the script (since so much of the dialogue had to be rewritten to work in Mandarin and Taiwanese). It's finally done now, and I think it reads much better than the English version. A sample:

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Some excellent news - renowned international filmmaker Wim Wenders ("Paris, Texas", "Wings of Desire", "The American Friend", "The Million Dollar Hotel"...just to name a few) is officially on board as our executive producer for "First Page Taipei". It's an amazing honor to have him help guide the project - and should give us another big push as we continue with financing and preproduction.

I've spent the last month or so shooting a "making of" on another local feature called "Parking"("停車") starring Taiwanese stars Chang Chen and Kuai Lun Mei. It's been interesting working again on a Taiwanese set, but I was reminded again that the filmmaking process here is really not all that different from back in the US.

I've also been directing a commercial and (slowly) translating/rewriting the "First Page Taipei" script into Chinese with the help of my friend Eli.