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A GRAND CANAL - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: Johnny Ma

Canada, 2013, 19 min

Shooting Format:Super 16

Festival Year:2014

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Mei Song Shun, Hong Sheng Wang, Xiao Min Du, Zhan Mei, Yun Feng Wang

Crew:Producers: Jie Chen, Sarah Stallard - Screenwriters: Johnny Ma - Cinematographer: Yi Fan Wang - Editor: Mike Long


A Greek tragedy told in Chinese pop music. The tragic events of a boat captain trying to collect a debt to save his fleet of boats, as remembered by his ten year old son.


About the director

Johnny Ma was born in Shanghai China and immigrated to Toronto at age 10, where he learned his first English sentence "Can I play?" He is a DGA and National Board of Review student-award winning director and a recent graduate from the Columbia University MFA program. His most recent short film A Grand Canal screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Other than filmmaking, Ma enjoys teaching cats how to play fetch like dogs.


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