LIFT OUT LOUD December Shorts Reading

The LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO presents

LIFT OUT LOUD: December Reading

A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series
With Guest Moderator TBA

FAMILY TIES
Two short screenplays for the holiday season
PUSHING DONALD written by Anthony Wong
THE AUCTION written by Gloria Kim

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Time: 7:00 pm
Admission: $5.00
Location: XPACE, 58 Ossington Avenue (just north of Queen Street West)

GUEST MODERATOR – TBA

PUSHING DONALD written by Anthony George Wong
A man is confined to more than his wheelchair, but to his tiny apartment as well. With an abusive sister and psychological fears; how will he ever free himself from this prison?

Born and raised in Toronto, ANTHONY GEORGE WONG is a graduate of Ryerson University Film Studies (’06) and has written and directed two short films:
“Balance” – A young woman has only two things to live for, the love of her newborn daughter, and her love of acting. With her daughter having been killed a year ago, and success as an actress eluding her; she waits by the phone to hear about one final audition.
“Eight Years Ago” – Something happened eight years ago to two lovers reunited in a hotel room. But why does one not want to remember, while the other can never forget? Has written five short films and numerous short stories. Active in casting and production management in various independent films. Enjoys acting and performing, as well as playing and watching baseball and golf. Goals are to be a filmmaker with a strong voice of social conscience.

THE AUCTION written by Gloria Kim
A period piece, set in the 70s, THE AUCTION is a simple story of love, sacrifice and family within the context of the immigrant experience.

Born in Seoul, Korea, GLORIA U.K. KIM emigrated to Canada when she was three years old. Soon after graduating from the University of Toronto with her degree in English literature, she has worked for such magazines as Maclean’s, National Post Business, Report on Business, Canadian Living, Chatelaine and Canadian Business. Gloria found her true love when she started attending Ryerson for film. She has just completed her short film “Rock Garden: A Love Story,” which has been described by Oscar-nominated director Atom Egoyan as “absolutely beautiful” and “stunning”. The film recently won the September Slamdance Anarchy Competition, is being considered by Slamdance Media Group as part of their development deal with NBC, was selected for the New York Short Film Festival and will screen at Slamdance, the Miami Short Film Festival, Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival among others. She has received support from NFB FAP, the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, as well as the CBC Canadian Reflections Award and Bravo!FACT. Gloria was invited to speak at the 2006 CFTPA PrimeTime conference and at the WIFT International Women’s Day event. Her documentary film, “Partial Selves” (9 min. 2000) won Runner Up for Best Experimental Film at the 2003 International Festival of Cinema and Technology and has screened at numberous festivals. Gloria’s first film, “A Solitary Silence,” (5 min. 1999) premiered at the 2000 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and was described by Gemini nominated filmmaker Keith Lock as “an imagistic and very moving black and white film.” Gloria is working on her next project “The Auction,” for which she has received an NFB FAP grant, while balancing her day job as the Toronto Chapter coordinator for the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC).

*FREE PIZZA will be served at the event. LIFT would like to thank PIZZA PIZZA for their generosity.

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LIFT OUT LOUD is our bi-monthly script reading series where members workshop their scripts to by professional actors and then get feedback from the acclaimed guest modearator and an audience of their peers. LIFT OUT LOUD meets bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.

We are always looking for scripts (shorts and features) for upcoming readings. If interested in submitting your script, or have any inquiries please e-mail liftoutloud@lift.on.ca You must be a LIFT member to have a script showcased.

If you’re an actor interested in taking part in the readings, please send a resume to liftoutloud@lift.on.ca


The LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO presents

LIFT OUT LOUD: December Reading

A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series
With Guest Moderator TBA

FAMILY TIES
Two short screenplays for the holiday season
PUSHING DONALD written by Anthony Wong
THE AUCTION written by Gloria Kim

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Time: 7:00 pm
Admission: $5.00
Location: XPACE, 58 Ossington Avenue (just north of Queen Street West)

GUEST MODERATOR – TBA

PUSHING DONALD written by Anthony George Wong
A man is confined to more than his wheelchair, but to his tiny apartment as well. With an abusive sister and psychological fears; how will he ever free himself from this prison?

Born and raised in Toronto, ANTHONY GEORGE WONG is a graduate of Ryerson University Film Studies (’06) and has written and directed two short films:
“Balance” – A young woman has only two things to live for, the love of her newborn daughter, and her love of acting. With her daughter having been killed a year ago, and success as an actress eluding her; she waits by the phone to hear about one final audition.
“Eight Years Ago” – Something happened eight years ago to two lovers reunited in a hotel room. But why does one not want to remember, while the other can never forget? Has written five short films and numerous short stories. Active in casting and production management in various independent films. Enjoys acting and performing, as well as playing and watching baseball and golf. Goals are to be a filmmaker with a strong voice of social conscience.

THE AUCTION written by Gloria Kim
A period piece, set in the 70s, THE AUCTION is a simple story of love, sacrifice and family within the context of the immigrant experience.

Born in Seoul, Korea, GLORIA U.K. KIM emigrated to Canada when she was three years old. Soon after graduating from the University of Toronto with her degree in English literature, she has worked for such magazines as Maclean’s, National Post Business, Report on Business, Canadian Living, Chatelaine and Canadian Business. Gloria found her true love when she started attending Ryerson for film. She has just completed her short film “Rock Garden: A Love Story,” which has been described by Oscar-nominated director Atom Egoyan as “absolutely beautiful” and “stunning”. The film recently won the September Slamdance Anarchy Competition, is being considered by Slamdance Media Group as part of their development deal with NBC, was selected for the New York Short Film Festival and will screen at Slamdance, the Miami Short Film Festival, Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival among others. She has received support from NFB FAP, the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, as well as the CBC Canadian Reflections Award and Bravo!FACT. Gloria was invited to speak at the 2006 CFTPA PrimeTime conference and at the WIFT International Women’s Day event. Her documentary film, “Partial Selves” (9 min. 2000) won Runner Up for Best Experimental Film at the 2003 International Festival of Cinema and Technology and has screened at numberous festivals. Gloria’s first film, “A Solitary Silence,” (5 min. 1999) premiered at the 2000 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and was described by Gemini nominated filmmaker Keith Lock as “an imagistic and very moving black and white film.” Gloria is working on her next project “The Auction,” for which she has received an NFB FAP grant, while balancing her day job as the Toronto Chapter coordinator for the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC).

*FREE PIZZA will be served at the event. LIFT would like to thank PIZZA PIZZA for their generosity.

– – –

LIFT OUT LOUD is our bi-monthly script reading series where members workshop their scripts to by professional actors and then get feedback from the acclaimed guest modearator and an audience of their peers. LIFT OUT LOUD meets bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.

We are always looking for scripts (shorts and features) for upcoming readings. If interested in submitting your script, or have any inquiries please e-mail liftoutloud@lift.on.ca You must be a LIFT member to have a script showcased.

If you’re an actor interested in taking part in the readings, please send a resume to liftoutloud@lift.on.ca

 

 

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