Qing Lou Nu wins BEST SHORT FILM award at DWIFF

Hello everyone.  I’m long overdue for an update!  Sorry it’s been awhile.  I have a lot of exciting news to share, though.

I’ll start off with discussing Salvation Boulevard.  They are currently in post-production.  My shooting date was actually in their second-to-last week.  I was mistaken when I thought my scene was with Pierce Brosnan.  I actually filmed with Ciaran Hinds, who was super nice to work with, along with the rest of the production.  I really enjoyed being directed by George Ratliff, and I recently watched his film Joshua.  It was very disturbing and dark, and I actually had nightmares as a result.  While I like watching scary movies at times, I often do have bad dreams after.  It wasn’t the typical blood and gore type scary movie, it was definitely more disturbing in a psychological way.  It’s about a boy who takes sibling rivalry to a new level and attempts to destroy his family in the process.  Definitely worth checking out.

Ciaran Hinds

Ciaran Hinds

On to Riddle.  Due to a scheduling conflict with Salvation Boulevard, I was unable to portray the role of Michelle.

Since I was Taft-Hartley’d on Red Dawn, after booking Riddle and Salvation Boulevard, I received a must-join letter from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and I’ve since joined!  I actually just attended my first SAG conservatory workshop, taught by my old friend Ben Ketai.

Cindy Chu

Cindy Chu with SAG card

Moving on, my short film Qing Lou Nu just screened this past weekend at the Detroit Windsor International Film Fest (DWIFF) and the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (PIFF).  We even got a mention in Daniela Vitola‘s culturemob blog!  I am pleased to announce that we took the Best Short Film Award at DWIFF.  Congratulations to my director, Bryan D. Hopkins!  He is currently working on creating a documentary about the oil spill, and you can check out more information on that project and donate to the project through the link, Dirty Energy Movie.

If you missed the screening at DWIFF, you can also check it out July 17, 2010, at 11AM during the GlassCityCon in Perrysburg, Ohio, very close to Toledo.  I will be conducting a screening of the film, followed by a half-hour Q&A about the film and the acting industry.  This will be my first official appearance at an anime convention as a guest.  It is a 2-day event taking place at Owens Community College and is free and open to the public.  My event will be limited to guests 18+ with ID.

Besides the screenings this weekend, I also filmed for a SAG new media project directed by John Monnich.  This was shot in affiliation with DWIFF, and will be released online when it is finished.  I’m not sure what details I can release about it, so I won’t say much besides that it will be funny, and I played a pissed off office employee.

And as always, I love to promote my friends and their projects, and I have the perfect gift for you today.  Check out the new hip hop songs by Thrill Train here.  Downloads are at the top of the page.  They just added a few new tracks.  Did I mention the downloads are FREE?  Add them to your club mixes, workout mixes, whatever, they’re great for breaking a sweat to.  You can also be their fan on Facebook.  And you can be a fan of my acting on Facebook as well. Thrill Train on FB.  Cindy Chu–Actress on FB.

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