Reviews for “The North China Lover”

There’s No Resisting Lookingglass’ Alluring ‘Lover’ by Hedy Weiss Chicago Sun-Times October 6, 2013 Highly Recommended Marguerite Duras, the French writer and filmmaker, was born in 1914, in what we now call Saigon. She was a child of the French colonial world of Indochina, as well as of a troubled family in which her mother,…

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‘Chinatown’ wins big at NBC Short Cuts

Kevin Lau’s “Made In Chinatown” picked up a couple awards this year at NBC’s 2013 Short Cuts Film Festival, a festival sponsored by the network that seeks short films from diverse talent. “Chinatown’s” wins include Best Short, Best Writing for Kevin Lau and Nyssa Chow, and Best Actor for ME. The winners (including myself) will be…

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The North China Lover @ The Lookingglass

You never forget your first lover. The affair plays like a moving picture over and over in your mind: passionate, consuming, secret, taboo. Fade in: the seamy French Quarter of Southern Indochina in the 1930s where the 14-year-old impoverished schoolgirl who will someday be French novelist Marguerite Duras is about to meet and captivate a…

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Made In Chinatown Trailer

[media url=”https://vimeo.com/72554153″ width=”600″ height=”400″] MADE IN CHINATOWN – Trailer from info@kevinlaufilms.com on Vimeo. A factory seamstress having an affair with the factory owner’s son must decide whether or not to tell him of her pregnancy. For upcoming screenings and more information, please visit: madeinchinatownfilm.com Total Running 17 min Cast – Elaine Kao, Tim Chiou, Tzi Ma,…

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Living With Models Season 2

    The critically acclaimed series “Living With Models” is back for a second season with a bigger cast, bigger setting, and more reality show formats!   Living With Models Season 2 Trailer   The series follows Lauren (Lauren Reeder), a normal (read: boring) girl and her antics in a pseudo-reality show that replaces her…

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Video: Authenticity A Must

From the creators of “Ninja Say What?!” a short that examines race and stereotypes in Hollywood.   Authenticity A Must Written, Edited, and Directed by: Viet Nguyen Produced by: Chris Nguyen and Ryan Kim Featuring: Dante Swain Tim Chiou Aliza Pearl M’saada Nia Dane Collier Mike Kelley Damon Middleton  

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The North China Lover @ The Ground Floor

In July, I participated in the 2012 Summer Residency at Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s conference and development lab, The Ground Floor.  I took part in the workshop of “The North China Lover” – an adaptation of the best-selling book by Margerite Duras, and in some respects an adaption of the 1992 film “The Lover”. The stage play…

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2 Broke Girls

Stay tuned viewers: Tim will be appearing in an episode of CBS’ freshman comedy “2 Broke Girls” as EDWIN – handsome, Asian webmaster and potential love interest to the perky Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs). Edwin is the designer for the titular girls’ website for their cupcake business, but “after hours… things quickly heat up”. The…

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Video: Time’s [Not] Up

“Time’s [Not] Up” is another collaboration from the award-winning Team HeadOn into the 2009 72 Hour Film Shootout, hosted by AsianAmericanFilmLab in New York. This short took home top honors including: -Grand Prize -Best Director -Best Editing -Best Story -Peer Award (Best film as selected by the other contestants) The 2009 Shootout tasks contestants with…

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Live Amped

Update: I’ve been replaced.  It was fun while it lasted. If you happen to be by Hollywood & Highland, be sure to say ‘hello’…

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