YES, WE'RE OPEN (2012)
Directed by Richard Wong
Written by H.P. Mendoza
Produced by Theresa Navarro & Richard Wong
Director of Photography Seng Chen
Production & Costume Designer Wing Shan "Irene" Chan
Music by Digital Crafts Night
Starring: Lynn Chen, Parry Shen, and Sheetal Sheth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GREENROCKSOLID,INC proudly announces the world premiere of YES, WE'RE OPEN, the fourth feature film collaboration between director Richard Wong and writer H.P. Mendoza (COLMA: THE MUSICAL). Motivated by the script's refreshing take on relationships in the City by the Bay, the project came together after less than a month of pre-production and features established and emerging talent on both sides of the camera. A collaborative effort in true independent spirit, the film was made possible through the support and generosity of family, friends, and local patrons, as well as a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised post-production funding.
Filmed on a microbudget in the San Francisco Bay Area, YES, WE'RE OPEN follows Luke (Parry Shen) and Sylvia (Lynn Chen), who think of themselves as a modern couple -- always in the know and open to new experiences. Enter Elena (Sheetal Sheth) and Ronald (Kerry McCrohan) -- a provocative polyamorous couple that challenge Luke and Sylvia's status in their circle of friends and with each other. With temptation right around the corner, Luke and Sylvia must figure out where they really stand on love, sex, and honesty. YES, WE'RE OPEN takes an intimate look at the unconventional world of San Francisco relationships, where promiscuity and fidelity aren't always mutually exclusive.
The film premieres as the Centerpiece Presentation of the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) on Sunday, March 11, at 6:30 P.M. at San Francisco's historic Castro Theatre. The Festival touts YES, WE'RE OPEN as a "strong, smartly written film... [with] the right amount of humor and heart against the dreamy backdrop of San Francisco that isn't just about what it takes to be in a loving relationship, it's also about confronting yourself and finding out what you really want." (SFIAAFF '12). The film will also play during the South Bay leg of the Festival on Sunday, March 18, at 12:30 P.M. at Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose. YES, WE'RE OPEN is slated for festival engagements across the country, and will announce distribution plans in May.
YES, WE'RE OPEN was directed by Richard Wong, written by H.P. Mendoza, and produced by Theresa Navarro and Richard Wong. The film premieres the work of first time Oakland-based cinematographer Seng Chen and features the skills of international Production and Costume Designer Wing Shan "Irene" Chan. YES, WE'RE OPEN was scored by Digital Crafts Night, including the catchy theme song, "All of Our Friends," written by H.P. Mendoza and performed by film stars Lynn Chen and Parry Shen.
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