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Upcoming Screenings

North Carolina South & East Asian International Film Festival
May 5, 2024


"The acting is pitch perfect and Chan and Chen turn in wonderful performances."
–Philip Smolen
Rogue Cinema

"Paced beautifully and told with intelligence and wisdom."
–Richard Propes
The Independent Critic

"Subtle and poetic."
–Theo Alexander
Unsung Films

"Chan's careful compositions carry a wonderful emotional impact... a beautiful cinematic tone poem."
–Philip Smolen
Rogue Cinema

"Emotionally resonant."
–Richard Propes
The Independent Critic

"A sweet and revealing insight."
–Philip Smolen
Rogue Cinema

About The Film

Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future is a dramatic short film about an expectant father who must deal with his family's past in order to face the future. This compelling and heartfelt film explores the sacrifices immigrant families make and the powerful bond that ties all generations of a family together—living, deceased, and yet to come.

Our team's distinctions and honors include a Golden Globe® nomination, two Emmy® nominations, and a Drama Desk nomination, and we have worked on such projects as The Dark Knight, Three Days of the Condor, Gotham, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, 30 Rock, Cold Case, House MD, Law & Order SVU, Bee Movie, The Simpsons Movie, Body of Proof, Underdog, and Brotherhood. [MORE]



We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for their generous support for our film.

Diamond Sponsor ($1,000 to $2,499)

Peter and Betty Chan
Willy and Helen Chan

Titanium Sponsor ($500 to $999)

Mae Chiang
Alex Huang
Bruce Lin
The Puffin Foundation
Teh and Pauline Sung

Platinum Sponsor ($250 to $499)

Wen Chen—Lauren Hallal, AmSAT Certified
Ronald Keith
Tao Kai Lam and Dan Arnon
Chee-Seng Lee and Eric Yaffe
Jim and Anne Murdica
Damian Plummer and Jessica Bryan
John and Sharon Pulaski
Ravi Ramjeesingh and Zoe Moon
Norman Sung
Arleta Wang

Gold Sponsor ($100 to $249)

Mohamed Abdul-Hathi and Raoul Kim
Jason Arroyo and Katie Campbell
Joy Boothe and Norman Rabek
Andre Bosch and Lara Kirkham
Kanti Chakrabarti and Louise Parker
Edmond and Miranda Chan
Lillian Dai and Robert Chiew
Uri Erez
Wilmer Fiorentino and Sabrina Hall
Matthew Harrington
Henry Houh
Andrew and Grace Hui
Joel Jaimes
Suriya and Cora Jeyadame
Doreen Keith
Ada Kwan
Andrew Lin
Jason and Maribel Mendoza
Samantha Pattenden
Richard Possemato, Jr. and Elaine Possemato
Jason Possemato, Chris Possemato, and Michael Possemato
Joaquin Ruiz
Karen Seo and Daniel Lee
Sheesh Ventures LLC—Rishesh Singh
Derik Thomann
Sean Vidanage
Carlos Vila
Kris and Michelle Wood
Li-Yun Yang
Huan Yao and Tairan Wang
Joe Yau and Jay Wang
Boguslaw Zdzieblo

Silver Sponsor ($50 to $99)

Jesse and Julie Boehm
Raymond Chan and Michelle Fung
Renee Chan and Ben Jiang
Andrew and Cindy Chiu
Sola Coard
Ajit Dash
Vijay Divi
Shawn Frayne
Jason and Lauren Hamm
Melissa Hector
Morgan Keith and Taylor Keith
Edwin Lau
Peggy Leung
Emin Martinian and Esme Baker
Steve Muir and Katherine Becker
Alice and David Neff
Vigen Ngo
Joo Hee Oh
Angela Pauly
Siddhartha Sen and Vivian Faye McNeill
Ryan Ssu Wu

Bronze Sponsor (Up to $49)

Danny Amacher
Amy Chan
Edward and Rachel Chan
Swati Joshi
Brittany Keith
Martin Lee
Raghu Madyastha
Roxanne and Christopher Morse
Pavan Nuggehalli and Divya Ramamurthi
Darrel Quah
Mark Rynard