ashland independent film festival
Post Office Box 218
Ashland, OR 97520
Filmmaker: Victor Quinaz
Genre: Short Film/Drama
Running time: 17 minutes
Chinese Dream is a visually impressive short film about the gray world of a semi-feudal Hong Kong restaurant where the only color comes from the alluring, abusive owner and the impossible dream of moving to New York. This is the first film by The Immediate Theater Company of New York, founded in 2001. Won the Best Short Award at the Gen Art “Shorts in the Park” Festival. [Subtitled]
Interview with Victor Quinaz
Q. What inspired you to make this film?
A. Chinese Dream came out of my own feelings and experiences in New York City. The idea that one has in their head of what something may be like is often very different than the true-life experience of such said event. After doing extensive research into the Chinese emigrant culture I found it to be the perfect backdrop for a fabled story like Chinese Dream.
Q. What would you like the audience to know?
A. The Immediate Theater Company, a not-for-profit theater organization, and Zachary M. Werner Productions made this film for a modest budget of fifteen thousand dollars. Production of the film lasted only three days, albeit long days, and was made with help and support of industry professionals working for free.