1. "Unmentionables" // Short Film // Visual Communications AWC Fellowship 2011-2012

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    In 2011, Director Michael Shu was chosen to be one of the 10 fellows of the Visual Communications "Armed with a Camera" fellowship, where filmmakers are mentored on the production of their individual 5 minute films. This dark fantasy/thriller gives our main character a look into the past of people he comes across in his local laundromat. The film was premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific American film festival and later screened in film festivals in Boston and Irvine film festivals. Directed by Michael Shu Original Screenplay by Owen Andrade Starring: Edward Rowley, Alice Wen and Luca Rodriguez Cinematography by Andy Chen Edited by Yasu Tsuji Music Composed by Chanda Yvette Dancy

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    • Jacob Scene 2 (alternate version)

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      Jacob Magas in Mother and Child

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      • Jacob Scene 1

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        Jacob Magas in Mother and Child

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        • Unmentionables // teaser trailer

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          Take a peek into the dark world of Unmentionables. Deep within the laundromat are the dark secrets of the people around. Presented by Visual Communications, this film Directed by Michael Shu and written by Owen Andrade premieres at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival 2012 on May 13th, 2012 at 7PM at the Director's Guild of America. The film was shot earlier this year on a brand new Red Scarlet-X. We were all very excited to utilize the great camera with a talented cast and crew. Thank you, everybody, and we'll see you on the red carpet!

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          • To Light (2011)

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            To Light (2011) directed and edited by Sheldon Chau This short documentary follows the filmmaker's own father as he recounts the conflicts he faced when his family was forced to flee Vietnam in the 1970s. He reveals for the first time - even to his son - an account of sacrifice, struggle, and in the end, true love. music by John Corlis special thanks to Bonny Chan sponsored by Visual Communications made as part of the Armed with a Camera Fellowship *for my mom and dad* (shot on Canon 5D Mark II and 7D)

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            • Bearing Dreams

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              Runtime: 5 min. Directed by: Jin Yoo-Kim Director of Photography: Joe Tran Edited by: Jin Yoo- Kim Long synopsis: "Bearing Dreams" sets out to uncover the world of superstition and dream interpretation in the Korean culture. The Tae-Mong is a type of prophetic dreams Koreans have that determines the sex, personality, and destiny of their unborn child. The film explores the origin of Tae-Mong by interviewing the filmmaker's "Old Korea" relatives, who migrated from Korea in the early 80's and still hold on to the practices they've grown up with. As they recall dreams of their siblings and offsprings, the filmmaker's curiosity is triggered and she decides to figure out her own destiny as dictated by her mother's Tae-Mong for her. Her Tae-Mong seems promising but do dreams really come true? According to these dreamers, they do...even if it means buying the Tae-Mong from someone else. Premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in 2007 as part of the Armed with a Camera Fellowship.

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