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Year of the Fish
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A modern American fairytale with more than one happy ending
Plot:
A rotoscope-animated modern-day Cinderella story set in the underbelly of New York's Chinatown. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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(6 articles)
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Something Fishy See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tsai Chin ... Mrs. Su

Ken Leung ... Johnny

Randall Duk Kim ... Auntie Yaga / Old Man / Foreman
An Nguyen ... Ye Xian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Leung Bayer ... Grandmother
Henry Russell Bergstein ... Hasidic Customer (as Henry Russell)
Buzz Bovshow ... Businessman #2
Esther Cheng ... Salon Worker #3
Lori Tan Chinn ... Shuk Yee

Andre De Leon ... Thug
Kim Dong ... Salon Worker #5

Tina Duong ... Salon Worker #7

Wai Ching Ho ... Seamstress #2
Anna Kim ... Seamstress #1
Janet Lau ... Salon Worker #8
David Lee ... Fish Narration

Paul J.Q. Lee ... Wu
Lillian Leong ... Salon Worker #9

Bunny Levine ... Tourist Woman
Philip Levy ... Businessman #1
Susan Li ... Salon Worker #11
Eva Liu ... Salon Worker #4
Gine Lui ... Fortuneteller
Ken Marks ... Ye Xian's Customer
Jessica Moon ... Salon Worker #6

Hettienne Park ... Hong Ji
Barry Sacker ... Tourist Man
Matthew Saldivar ... Gang Leader
Lloyd Suh ... Chik

Akira Takayama ... Lin
Sophia Tam ... Little Girl
Masae Taniguchi ... Salon Worker #1

Migina Tsai ... Salon Worker #10
Lee Wong ... Vinnie

Constance Wu ... Lucy

Corrine Hong Wu ... Katty
Jane Wu ... Seamstress 3
Henry Yuk ... Mr. Meng

Directed by
David Kaplan 
 
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David Kaplan 

Produced by
Tevin Adelman .... line producer
Rocco Caruso .... producer
David Kaplan .... producer
Jason Orans .... co-producer
Telly Wong .... associate producer
Janet Yang .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Cantelon 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Silver 
 
Film Editing by
David Kaplan 
Frank Keraudren 
 
Casting by
David Caparelliotis 
 
Production Design by
Mylene Santos 
 
Set Decoration by
Kelley Burney 
 
Costume Design by
Mattie Ullrich 
 
Makeup Department
David Kalahiki .... makeup artist
Johnny Mooi .... hair stylist
Leo Won .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Jarrett .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jake Neufeld .... second assistant director
Jason Orans .... assistant director
Tina Yeh .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Andrea Cavaluzzo .... set dresser
Eric Jacobs .... prop assistant
 
Sound Department
Matt Geldof .... sound
Eric Milano .... adr recordist
Eric Milano .... foley artist
Eric Milano .... sound editor
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Tom Paul .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Jared Cocken .... project consultant
Jared Cocken .... title designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karra Duncan .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Jared Cocken .... title card design
David Kaplan .... animator
Ellen Scott .... assistant animator
 
Casting Department
Henry Russell Bergstein .... casting associate (as Henry Russell)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Rannenberg .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Julia Kots .... editing room assistant
Jennifer Lee .... associate online editor
 
Music Department
Ted Reichman .... musician: accordion
Erlin A. Velberg .... music editor
 
Other crew
Joe Cacchioli .... production assistant
Michael Dobs .... production assistant
Scott Ferlisi .... location scout
Sarah Groner .... production assistant
Yusuke Kamata .... assistant to the co-producer
Julia Kots .... production assistant
Robert L. Seigel .... legal services
Daniel Silva .... production assistant
Adam Spielberg .... production coordinator
Stephanie Wang .... cultural consultant
Joseph Ypsilantis .... set production assistant
 

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Version of A Cinderella Story (2004)See more »

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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Something Fishy, 20 September 2008
Author: Dan Akira Nishimura from Oakland, California

Remember the bad old days, before Asian American cinema, when we had to rely on Hollywood hacks to tell our stories, those bleak, desperate times? Well, they're back. (Not that Wayne Wang could've done any better with this thing) The rotoscope effect, fairly well done, is good at obscuring the parade of ridiculous stereotypes and clichés. This a rare chance for Asian American talent to flex their acting chops a bit though to what end? Tsai Chin, who used to play the Oriental sex kitten parts back in the 60's is effective as the impossibly heartless madam at the massage parlor where the lead character (An Nguyen) finds herself. This entire sequence of events seems like a direct steal from the 1950 Mexican melodrama Aventurera, also depicting a trapped innocent in the big city.

In a variation on the fairy tale, this Cinderella has a mean "me-love you-long-time" massage sister and one nice one (played by the lovely Corrine Hong Yu) who eventually helps save the day. Rounding out the cast is Ken Leung as Johnny, an assimilated Chinese American with an engaging East Coast vibe.(Sammy Fong redux?) Oh, yeah, he just happens to play the accordion like Astor Piazzolla. What's not to like?

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