Saturday, April 29, 2006

Red Doors

I just saw a screening of the movie Red Doors by Georgia Lee at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as part of the Aspire AAWIL Asian American Women in Leadership Conference. This movie is fantastic and everyone must go see and promote this movie. There was a Q&A session afterwards with the producers Georgia Lee, Jane Chen and Mia Riverton. They told the amazing story of scraping together enough money to make this film from friends, family and credit cards for a total of $200k. This small budget is by no means apparent in this professional, beautifully shot, moving independent film. The story is excellent, the acting superb, the music top notch, and Mia Riverton was simply stunning. I would not have guess that she is half Chinese. It makes me wonder what Dova will look like as an adult, as she barely looks Chinese now!

This movie will be opening in theatres in NY and CA, but if enough interest is shown, it will come to the rest of the country including the Boston area. It has won well-deserved awards left and right. It will be a must-buy item on DVD as well.

The conference itself was also excellent, and I told these guys to charge more money ($35? People won't take you seriously)! I can be pretty unmotivated at work sometimes, especially having to manage a "difficult" person (to put it mildly), but this did inject some more thoughts about leadership into my thick skull. I especially enjoyed talking with Dr. Xiaochun Luo, VP for New Technology and New Product Innovation at Avon at during lunch, especially some stories about Andrea Jung, the only Asian American CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

This is a good movie. when i see it i just amaze what a wonderful story it have.