Portfolio of Film & Video Productions
Descendants of the Past,
Ancestors of the Future1
A short film about an expectant father, the son of Chinese immigrants.
A short film about an interracial gay couple's attempt to adopt a baby.
The Schwartz Center:
Stories of Inspiration
Interviews that highlight relationships between patients and caregivers.
A silent short film that focuses on the interactions of strangers on a bench.
The Albino Code4
A short parody of The Da Vinci Code that focuses on albinism.
A feature-length drama about a gritty detective and a young security guard.
On the Way
A documentary/live-concert DVD of musician Peter Mulvey.
Fairy Tale Detective6
A short comedy about a film noir detective in the land of fairytales.
Ten Thousand Mornings
A bonus video on Peter Mulvey's 2002 CD Ten Thousand Mornings.
Film & Video Reviews
1. Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future
"Subtle and poetic—it passes by very quietly, softly, like a mild wind." — Theo Alexander, Unsung Films
"A sweet and revealing insight into the complexities of family ties." — Philip Smolen, Rogue Cinema
2. The Commitment
"A 20-minute film with a feature-length film worth of emotional resonance, joy and heartbreak." — Richard Propes, The Independent Critic
"While any description of this movie will sound trite and simple, there's nothing simple about this film. Filled with a depth of emotion, The Commitment is really a tale of love and what you'll go through for it." — Brian Morton, Rogue Cinema
"A fine dramatic film with some soft, almost deadpan comedic moments." — Mark Bell, Film Threat
4. The Albino Code
"Smarter than anything Ron Howard and Tom Hanks can come up with." — Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
Film Festival Screenings & Awards
Honorable Mention: Best Actress (Tina Chen)
Honorable Mention: Best Actor (Albert M. Chan)
Honorable Mention: Best Original Score (Ryan Leach)
Winner: Jury Award for Best LGBT Film
Winner: Audience Award for Best LGBT Film
Winner: Award of Excellence
(Canadian Film Competition)
Winner: Best Feature Film
Winner: Best Short
Nominee: Best LGBT Film
Winner: Best Short Series
(shared with Groom's Cake and Little Ones)
Winner: Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film
Winner: Rising Star Award for Excellence in Filmmaking
Winner: National Film Board of Canada's 3rd Prize for Best Canadian Short
Films at the Sedgwick (August, 2006)
Winner: Best Storyline
Winner: Best Achievement in Creativity
2003 Annapolis Film Festival
2003 San Francisco World film Festival
The Commitment Image © 2012 Chanal Productions | Fate Scores Image © 2009 Chanal Productions | The Albino Code Image © 2006 Dennis Hurley | Interrogation Image © 2006 Crosshairs Entertainment | On the Way Image © 2004 Carol Young | Jack Milton Image © 2003 Todd Norwood | Ten Thousand Mornings Image © 2002 Black Walnut Records