“HEW” Wins (BIG!) at the Asians On Film Festival

“HEW” competed and won in the second year of short film categories for Asians on Film Festival (Winter 2013).  Laurie Tsou won for best director for short drama and Joyce Liu won best actress for her portrayal of the flawed character that followed in the footsteps of Camille Claudel. Congratulations to all the winners and … Continue reading

WOMEN IN FILM – USC Thesis Showcase & Hollywood ShortsFest

Kick-ass women stepping up with original content!!! “HEW” was among the four films (all directed by women) at USC’s thesis film showcase.  Marty Go, Tiffany Kai-Ting Liu, and Sylvie Grossman premiered their thesis short films along side Laurie Tsou at USC’s Norris Theater to friends, family, crew, cast, teachers, and critics. Laurie Tsou with the … Continue reading

“HEW” Screens at USC Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival

USC Lambda’s 6th Annual Don Thompson LGBT FIlm Festival was a fantastic day to celebrate great films with wonderful friends of the LGBTQ community! “HEW” was one of seven chosen to be screened at the event on February 9.  The festival received a record 40 submissions from USC student and alumni filmmakers this year.  What … Continue reading

Kenny Wood is Rick Mizuno’s Guest on “Indies in Motion”

Kenny, the talented composer of “HEW,” was heard today on web radio as a guest of “Indies in Motion,” hosted by Rick Mizuno. He discussed how his career has grown as well as upcoming events and projects, including “HEW”. In case you missed it, you can hear the full interview here. “Indies in Motion” is … Continue reading

“HEW” at Palm Springs International Short Fest

The 18th Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market will present “HEW”! I will drive to Palm Springs to represent the film in the Festival’s adjacent Short Film Market.  The Short Film Market runs concurrently with ShortFest, where hundreds of film industry professionals use the Short Film Market as a way to find new content and … Continue reading

LAAPFF in Review

From the Opening Night red carpet walk to the Closing Night Party, this year was truly exceptional.  I’m honored to say that this was my fourth consecutive year that a film of mine has been screened at this prestigious film festival.  I’m even more honored to say that “HEW” was a hit! Here are some … Continue reading

A Nomination for Golden Reel Award for Excellence in Short Film!

So honored to be on the list of nominees for the Festival Golden Reel Award for Short Film presented by Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival! The other nominated films can be found here: The Award, to be presented during the Festival’s Closing Night program on Thursday, May 17, 2012, serves to promote the continued … Continue reading

“HEW” World Premiere – In Review

The “HEW” premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival was a success!  It was the general consensus that it was the best short in the program and many fans came up to me at the end of the screening to gush about the beauty of the film. JChris, a reviewer of ATLFF, wrote this glorious critique: … Continue reading

Opening Night of ATLFF!

Opening night was incredible!  The Landmark in Midtown was electric with movie lovers.  You could feel the appreciation of the filmmakers and the anticipation from everyone involved with the festival.  Here are some snap shots on the red carpet that the festival photographers snapped before the opening night film, “L!fe Happens” (directed by Kat Coiro and … Continue reading


The regional premiere of “HEW,” a USC short film in homage to Camille Claudel will be presented by Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.  The screening consists of other short films (including “Blue,” that won at Cannes!) called: More Than Words. The shorts in this program are: BLUE THE WEDDING NIGHT SILENT WATER HER STORY … Continue reading


HEW will premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival, an Academy Award© qualifying & international film festival, on March 28 2012 at 7:30 PM at the Landmark Theater in Midtown!  Tickets are $10. Soon thereafter, the film will screen at another international film festival, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival!  This will be the Director’s … Continue reading

The entire film was shot in Inglewood, CA at Avalon H.Q. Studios run by Chad Schollmeyer. All sculptures were generously provided by Green Set.  Big shout out to Mr. Kaufman for all his help.

Krystel Gapasin (Co-Producer) & Chris Ly Lora (G&E) take some time off for lunch as half the day is in the can!

Laurie Tsou, (director) and Nancy A. Lai (production designer) works out the space.

Matt Palanca is center stage working as an ACE Second Assistant Cameraman.

The Hew Crew!

Graham Schofield, VFX Makeup Artist extraordinaire, rigs Joyce Liu (lead actress) up with plastic tubing for a very significant scene as Laurie (director) watches on.

Emma Ward played a background sculptor!  And in the background of this photo is our Art Dept Lead Man, Scott Macdonald!

Maximilian Schmige, the extremely talented Director of Photography.

G&E working it.  Colin Angle always on the go!  Chris Ly Lora too!