Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

Bertha Bay-Sa Pan’s feature debut Face, co-written by Oscar nominee Oren Moverman – starring Bai Ling, Kristy Wu, Kieu Chinh, Ken Leung, Will Yun Lee and Treach (of Naughty by Nature), with music by Hub of The Roots – premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as a Grand Jury nominee, and it went on to win the GenArt’s Audience Award, the CineVegas Critics Award for Best Director, the Urbanworld’s Grand Jury Award for Best Director, the Italy International Women’s Film Festival’s Premio Speciale Prize, a Gotham Award nomination, and a NY Times Critics’ Pick. Her second feature, Almost Perfect, was an Asia Pacific Arts 2011 Top Ten Film and HBO Emerging Filmmaker Award winner. Starring Kelly Hu, Edison Chen, Ivan Shaw, Christina Chang, Golden Globe & Emmy Award nominee Tina Chen, and Olivier & Tony Award winner Roger Rees, the film garnered glowing reviews from Variety, San Francisco Chronicle, MTV, China Times, etc. Additional credits include Chinese superstar Leehom Wang’s 3D concert film Open Fire, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; and the award winning shorts Sluggers, starring Hassan Johnson and Corey Parker Robinson (both from HBO’s The Wire); and Lucy in the Sky, starring Oscar/Tony/Emmy/Golden Globe winner Whoopi Goldberg, SAG Award winner Catherine Curtin, six-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein, Zoe Colletti, and Kelly Hu. Read article about Bertha Bay-Sa Pan's work.

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