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GRACE WANG is a writer, director, editor and producer. She programmed for film festivals, authored a feature column on films and China, contributed to New York and BeiJing editions of World Films Locations books, and was one of Roger Ebert’s Far-Flung Correspondents.

Her first short, I REMEMBER (2013), made with a crew/cast of three on no budget, premiered at the 2013 Berlin International Directors Lounge and opened 2013 Ebertfest. Her second short, LONESOME TOWN (2013), screened at numerous international festivals. Her third short, THE TRIP (2015), is the winner of Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Pitch Competition and supported by National Film Board of Canada. THE TRIP won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at 2015 Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival, screened at New York City Cinema Club’s Short Film Showcase, and was an official selection of 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival. THE TRIP was licensed by Air Canada, Comcast USA, and acquired by CBC – Canada’s national broadcasting network.

Grace is an alumni of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab and 2016 CBC Development Workshop for Diverse Creators. She recently completed her first feature documentary, DAYS IN STRANGE PLACES, a poetic essay film.


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  1. Aaron permalink
    September 24, 2009 1:52 PM

    Okay, I’m not a regular in the blogosphere. I have a wife, two children, ten novels eating at my soul, a job, and I somehow do triathalons. However, I’ll stop by here and read your reviews. I was on a mind-numbing conference call and reading Ebert’s reviews when he referenced this site. He was right. The writing is wonderful.

    So my question to you is this…what books do you have out there and what are you writing? You definitely have the gift.

    • Grace permalink*
      September 25, 2009 1:24 PM

      No books…just musings. Maybe when I win that lottery.

      Thanks for the comment. I’m flattered.

  2. October 30, 2009 6:53 PM

    Read your musing on the ideal job and had just the tinge of wistful longing I believe it was meant to inspire.

    Then I realized…hang on, I had that job, more or less. And it was kinda great. The longing, though, never seems to really go away.

    Grace: what didn’t go away…the longing for that job, or the longing for something else?

    Wait, did you have your ideal job or my ideal job?

    • October 30, 2009 7:49 PM

      the longing period. who knows what for?

      naturally it was my ideal job and not yours but it sounded similar – writing film reviews and travelling to pretty much wherever i wanted to go to write/shoot. minus the fashion. never did get that one.

      Grace: just wishful thinking on my part then.

      Three out of four isn’t bad. I’m not greedy…I’d give up shoes for that.

  3. Joseph Le permalink
    November 4, 2009 1:56 AM

    I admire your writing. Do you have a twitter or facebook account? I’m having trouble trying to find it on here. I would love to add you onto both, email me them if you wish. =)

    Joseph Le

    Grace: You can find me at

  4. Bafana permalink
    December 28, 2009 6:35 AM

    Good writing skills you got there. it seems that you’re a very interesting person as well. i will keep a look out for your posts. do have a look at mine as well.


  5. fortakingyourmusings permalink
    January 10, 2010 7:28 AM

    just want to say sorry.. keep up with the musings

    Grace: apology accepted. Don’t stop writing.

  6. Sarah permalink
    January 21, 2010 5:39 PM

    Hey Grace, I LOVE your writing. You really do have talent. Rarely found, and never duplicated. :)

  7. April 6, 2010 9:27 AM

    Wow. Just listened to, then read, your review of Last Train Home. After reading and watching your post about FUTURESTATES. (Had just found the link to the plastic bag one a few days ago; amazing! Silver Sling… what a choice to have to make…)

    Cleaning up my Google Reader. Many are going off. YOU are going on. :-) (Thx to Roger Ebert for the tip to come check you out.)

    Grace: Delighted to make your Google Reader!

  8. Bafana permalink
    April 8, 2010 9:59 AM

    hello there Grace! your writings are inspiring from what i see. i hope you can spend some time checking my site too! God bless :)

  9. June 12, 2010 10:40 AM

    Movie question: who would you say is your favourite composer for movie scores? I lean towards Danny Elfman.

    Grace: I’m no expert here, and this may be an easy choice, but John Williams has never disappointed.

    • June 13, 2010 9:08 PM

      Good choice. I have his greatest hits from 1969-1999. The Raider’s March from Raiders of the Lost Ark really cheers me up.

      Grace: Yeah. The consistency and longevity of his output is just astonishing.

  10. September 5, 2010 2:33 PM

    Just stumbled upon your blog and it’s a joy to read it :)

  11. February 12, 2011 10:32 AM

    Thanks to your site I found The Poutine Chronicles on your list of Worthy Stops. As a young man from Quebec currently living in Ontario, all I can say is merci beaucoup.

    Grace: C’est le meilleur!

  12. April 6, 2013 5:37 PM

    Really loved your piece For Roger. Looking forward to reading more. Am so glad to have found your site.

  13. April 8, 2013 7:30 AM

    Grace: I am a retired newspaper editor, and cannot help wondering if you know that ethereal is not spelled the way you have it spelled. Perhaps it has some double meaning here but, if so, it is not obvious and simply looks like a misspelled word. Odd for a writer.

    • Grace permalink*
      April 9, 2013 3:42 AM

      Felipe: thanks for your concern.

      I like odd and unobvious.


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