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DAYS IN STRANGE PLACES (2017)

feature documentary essay film, 69min
written, directed, produced, co-photographed, co-edited by Grace Wang
post production complete

 

THE TRIP (2015)

narrative short, 17min
written, directed, edited, produced by Grace Wang
 
Official Selection, 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival
— (winner, Audience Choice Award – Best Short Film)
Official Selection, New York City Cinema Club Short Film Programme, August 2015
Winner, 2012 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Pitch Competition
Recipient, 2013 National Film Board of Canada Filmmaker Assistance Program grant
Licensed by Air Canada, screening worldwide on AC flights’ Canadian Movies Channel
Comcast On-Demand: Asian American Cinema July 2016 Showcase, curated by CAAM (Center for Asian American Media)
Acquired for broadcast by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
 
PRESS:
The Trip is infused with mysterious waters and acts of solidarity between women… Through the metaphor of the ocean, Wang creates a space for different elements to meet, but not without going through a process of meditative transformation.”
Katalina Gutierrez, writer/filmmaker
 
“A mother and daughter’s weekend sojourn to a seaside town is the seemingly simple, yet emotionally rich and poignant storyline of Grace Wang’s lovely 17-minute short film, “The Trip.”….“The Trip,” Wang’s third short film, evocatively uses silence, and the emotional negative space of words unspoken and unarticulated feelings to chart the passage of her two characters’ conflicts and eventual reconciliation…

“The Trip” is a wonderful example of the efficacy of the short form to be a cinematic analogue to a literary short story. Character histories and emotional atmosphere are poetically evoked and suggested without needing to be weighed down by mundane and unnecessary specificity. The heavy burdens of the mother and daughters’ past, as well as the healing of their rift are skillfully embedded by Wang and her collaborators in the mesmerizing flow of images, capturing the unique visual qualities of its Tobermory setting.”

Christopher Bourne, Meniscus Magazine

 

LONESOME TOWN (2013)

documentary essay film, 3min
photographed, directed, produced, edited, sound mixed by Grace Wang
2013 Scarborough Film Festival
2013 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
2013 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2014 Milton Film Festival
2014 CAAMFest

I REMEMBER (2013)

narrative/experimental short, 18min
written, directed, produced, edited by Grace Wang
2013 Berlin International Directors Lounge
2013 Ebertfest (opening night selection)
 
PRESS:

“I Remember,” our 15th anniversary short subject, has a special significance for me because it is by Grace Wang of Toronto, one of the very first few Far-Flung Correspondents… Its dreamy and haunting realism embodies the poetic feeling of many of her FCC piece” Roger Ebert

“Wang’s film was lyrical and very sad, shot with no budget, but beautifully conceived and realized… Wang’s film is short, but it has all of that meditative space in it… and it was an emotional and perfect opener.” — Sheila O’Malley

“It was a haunting way to open the festival.” — Kate Kulzick, soundonsight.org

“It’s about memory, intimacy and loss. Grace manages to seduce the eye and ear with an assuredness similar to Malick’s on DAYS OF HEAVEN – except in one small apartment rather than any expanse comparable to DAYS’ Texas Panhandle.” — Steven Boone, writer/filmmaker

Ebertfest 2013 — I REMEMBER, director intro (video)

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