Director Tze Chun gave us an update on how his film “Children of Invention” has done on the film festival circuit. Since its premiere at Sundance, the film has gone to 40 festivals and won 14 prizes at regional and Asian American film festivals. (Many of the screenings have been sold out.) Still sales agents and distributors think there’s no audience for Asian American films. So Tze Chun and the “Children of Invention” crew set off to prove them wrong by selling DVDs at film festivals and their website.
How have they done? They’ve doubled any advance offered to them at Sundance. Props to the team for thinking outside the box and trying something different. If sales agents and distributors don’t think Asian American films can succeed, then it’s up to the community to support these films to prove them wrong by buying tickets to the film and/or getting the DVD. Support Asian American entertainment.
Children of Invention Update with Tze Chun