Stanford and Son – “Eight mile meets Hustle and Flow…with a senior citizen.” Produced in association with CharmProductions, this short film is written and will be directed by Moe Irvin, starring Ernest Harden Jr. and Moe Irvin. Set to begin production in December 2013.
REACH (Anticipated release 2014)
Based on a true story, Reach is a provocative film centered on a struggling romance between a terminal man running out of time, and a woman desperate to breathe life into his final days. As his mother and best friend are faced with accepting the unacceptable, important issues are raised that will change their lives forever. Reach is a stunning moral parable that will touch your heart with its inspiring message.
“Only when you learn to let go, does the beauty of life and everything in it reveal itself.”
Shot on Canon 7D with Zeiss and Nikon lensing.
Produced by Roy Vongtama, Hector Tinoco, Daniel Bonjour, Kenny Gage, Andrew Pagana in association with Cosmic Toast Studios.
Directed by Daniel Bonjour Cinematography by Gareth Taylor
Starring Daniel Bonjour, Jelly Howie, Catherine Hicks, Henry LeBlanc, Roy Vongtama and Eddie Finlay.
update: 3/13 Accepted for 2013 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, 2013 Fresno Film Festival, and 2012 Dances with Films Festival
A dramatic short film about the perils of being a paparazzi. Written by James Harris and directed by Roy Vongtama. Set and shot in Venice, California, blocks away from the actual event involving Julia Roberts. Shot on the Canon 7D with Zeiss ZE lensing.
Producers: James Harris and Roy Vongtama
Directed by Roy Vongtama Cinematography by Darryl Walthall
Starring Taylor Grant, Ty Granderson Jones, Christina Moses and Venice Irvin
Juche Rules (2010)
A dramatic short film about a journalist’s harrowing trip through oppressive North Korea, written by Mark Niu, based on his own true experiences.
Garnering over 16 festival acceptances, Juche Rules won Best Drama at the 2010 Poppy Jasper Film Festival, Best Drama at the 2010 Moondance Film Festival and also nominated for Best Screenplay at the 2010 Edgemar Film Festival . Lead actor, Roy Vongtama was nominated for Best Actor for the 2010 American International Film Festival. Juche Rules was picked up for distribution by IndieFlix in late 2010 for DVD and online distribution.
Executive Producers: Roy Vongtama, Mark Niu
Directed by: Kristina Romero
Written by: Mark Niu
Watch Juche Rules Trailer
Projects in Development
The Zone, A one-hour dramatic pilot about a former Asian gangbanger who returns to his old neighborhood as a doctor to start a medical clinic. In the 2010-2011 Fox Diversity/MAPID Pilot Pitch Contest, The Zone was accepted as a top-five finalist out of 140 original concepts. It went on to win first place in the final round of judging, as well as an opportunity to be pitched at Fox Broadcasting Studio.
Executive Producer: Roy Vongtama
Teaser trailer directed by: Ignatius Lin
Written by: Roy Vongtama
Watch The Zone Sizzle Reel