MINNEAPOLIS — The Youth Media Force group of Asian Media Access will have a public screening of its short film “The Moment” on Oct. 5, 2013 at 4 p.m. as part of the MN Made Shorts series at the 6th annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival on St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis.
The romance-drama was written and produced by YMF members. “The Moment” is a film about a man who tries unsuccessfully to help his wife remember her past. He eventually develops a theory that allow his wife to recreate any moment she wishes in her life.
“The Moment” was written by Mong Vang, and Directed by Beth Vang. It stars Veness Chang and Tammy Vo.
The production crew includes Camera Operator: Dennis Vang and Kang Vang; Editors: Mong Vang, Beth Vang, Ashley Vang, and Pa Nhia Thor; Sound By: Nouqouja Yang and Pa Nhia Thor; Sound Design by: Nick Leisenheimer; Boom by: Vang Xiong; Gaffer: Lalee Yang; Actors Assistant: Kong Her and Sheng Thor; Production Manager: Ashley Vang Production Manager’s Assistant: Kangzoua Vang; Production Assistant: Teejay Moua, Chris Lor, Kristy Vang, Sheng Vang, Pamela Moua, and Kong Her; Photography by: Pamela Moua and Kristy Vang; Storyboards by: Lalee Yang and Dennis Vang
Production mentors include Mong Vang and Kang Vang. The film was produced by Asian Media Access: Youth Media Force (YMF).
The filming locations included Moonshine Saloon and Asian Media Access. Technical assistance was provided by Claire Plank Gahler and Lucas Gahler of the Minneapolis Community & Technical College’s Nursing Assistant Program.
The film received awards at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (2013), Fresno Short Film Showcase (2013), .EDU Film Festival (2013), 4th Annual Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival (2013), 2nd Annual Perpich Youth Cinema Festival (2013).
The other MN Film Shorts to be screened with “The Moment include: “Travel In Spirals” (Tou SaiKo Lee & Justin Schell); “Storytime Director” (Conor Holt); “Concentration Director” (Dan Dorland); “Torn” (Kassandra Langum); “The Mediocres” (John Gigrich & Kris Dunlap); “Fighting History” (John Gigrich); “How People Talked in 1940’s” (Nathan Hastings); “The Healing Musical” (John Gigrich); “The Deuce” (Edward Linder); “The Butler Did It” (Justin Schaack & Kristin Schaack).