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Folks, a short list has emerged for Academy Award nominating consideration. Yes, we have AMPAS announcing that they’ve pared down the list of films hoping to be nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject rather considerably. There were initially far more entries vying for one of the five available slots, but not it’s just down to ten. Obviously, only half will be among the final five receiving spots in the Oscar race, though that’s pretty good odds, all things considered. This can be a hard category to figure out as I’ve mentioned in prior years, but I can at least try and set the stage for you a bit now. It’s the least I can do, right? As always, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this is one of the least seen categories at the Academy Awards, if not the absolute least seen. »
- Joey Magidson
International rights to the film were acquired by Korea’s 9ers Entertainment earlier this month.
Described as the first female-driven Asian American supernatural thriller, The Unbidden stars Tamlyn Tomita (The Joy Luck Club), Julia Nickson (Rambo), Amy Hill (50 First Dates), Elizabeth Sung (The Joy Luck Club) and Michelle Krusiec (Saving Face).
The story follows a mystery novelist who believes she is being haunted and holds a dinner party for her friends, where the group is taken hostage by a gun-wielding stranger.
The film is produced by Charles Lei of Beijing-based Thunder Communications International, along with Us-based Stanley Yung, NaRhee Ahn and Lee. Lee’s previous directing credits include White Frog and The People I’ve Slept With.
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Korean sales agency Niners Entertainment has picked up global rights outside North America to “The Unbidden,” the latest film from China’s Thunder Communications International and Quentin Lee, director of “The People I’ve Slept With.”
“The Unbidden” which is pitched as the first female-driven, Asian-American supernatural thriller, stars Tamlyn Tomita (“Teen Wolf,” “The Joy Luck Club”), Julia Nickson (“Rambo,” TV’s “Noble House”), Amy Hill (“50 First Dates,” “Lilo & Stitch”), Elizabeth Sung (“The Joy Luck Club”) and Michelle Krusiec (“Saving Face,” “The Invitation”.) It will have its world premiere next week at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
The story sees a mystery writer haunted by the ghost of a tortured, bloodied man. She and her friends are held hostage by another man while they are in the middle of a séance trying to get rid of the ghost. “The Unbidden” is Niners Enertainment’s first English language acquisition. »
- Patrick Frater
3 items from 2016
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