Friday, March 28, 2008

De Stijl

Eli Hsieh - the Production Designer of "Mei", and one of my best friends in Taipei - just opened up his own store here selling vintage Art Deco jewelry.

The store is called "De Stijl" and it just had its grand opening last night.

For anyone living or visiting in Taipei, you have to check it out. Eli basically took an old building and gutted it, leaving the original exposed molding, brick and concrete walls, then he spent over a month renovating and re-designing the space with a modernist look (custom wall paneling, deco furniture, light fixtures) - it's pretty amazing. And the jewelry itself is very cool - stuff Eli's been collecting for years.

No. 10-1, Lane 25, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City

They'll have a website up soon too:

Monday, March 03, 2008

EAT for VC

"EAT", the omnibus of 3 short films I worked on, was just accepted to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest (VC). I was there last year screening "Mei" - it was pretty cool. It looks like I'll still be in Taipei in May, so unfortunately I won't be able to make the festival...

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest

The shorts are:
"Laura" (Jon Maxwell)
"The Birthday Dinner" (Danny Lee)
"Set B" (Me)
"I Heart Cup-O-Noodles" (Jerry Chan)

We submitted a rough cut, which means now we only have a few months to get the final ready for screening...