I don’t know of any other artist more prolific than Quentin Lee. He’s in the James Patterson league, churning out films more rapidly than anyone.
This along with the numerous events he puts on or participates in…. We’ve just received word that he’ll debut his latest, Today Has Been Weird, at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival and on YouTube simultaneously. The date set is Friday, November 4 at 9:15PM PST.
Commissioned by the film festival as part of its “Love Letters to Vancouver” program, Today Has Been Weird was inspired by the story of Xanga blogger Simon Sek Man Ng. Ng and his sister were brutally murdered by his sister’s ex-boyfriend. Police were able to apprehend the murderer by the use of Ng’s final blog, a casual post that mentioned the presence of the murderer. His final post has been left online.
Director Lee made the film in one day in Vancouver with primarily a Vancouver-based cast and crew.
Lee’s much buzzed-about film White Frog is coming soon, too. Executive produced by David Henry Hwang and Chris Lee, the film features a Who’s Who in the Asian Pacific Islander community, including Harry Shum Jr, B.D. Wong, Kelly Hu, Joan Chen, Amy Hill, 90210’s Manish Dayal, and Disney and Twilight saga star Booboo Stewart.
Quentin has kept us all in the loop with his blogging on You Offend Me, You Offend My Family as well as behind-the-scenes interviews and details on the movie’s website. The film was written and produced by mother-daughter team Ellie Wen and Fabienne Wen.
— Ken Choy