By Indiewire | Indiewire January 24, 2012 at 9:30AM
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Tweetable Logline: Serial killers aren't new to the big screen, but Asian-American serial killers are. And Eddie wants to be the next Ted Bundy.
Elevator Pitch: Chink is about an Asian-American man who has internalized the racism he felt as a child and turned it into a hatred of all Asians – including himself. His anger and his desire to be like his hero (Ted Bundy) leads him to violence and ultimately toward his dream of becoming the greatest serial killer in history.
Directed By: Stanley Yung
Written By : Koji Steven Sakai
Produced By: Quentin Lee, Stanley Yung, and Koji Steven Sakai
The production team of Stanley Yung, Koji Steven Sakai and Quentin Lee have produced more than a half-dozen independent motion pictures. Their most recent film was the indie hit, "The People I've Slept With." Their films have been exhibited on television, in theaters, and at major festivals such as AFI, São Paulo, Golden Horse in Taiwan, and Toronto. They are not new to the horror/thriller genre. Stanley worked for Roger Corman’s Concorde/New Horizons Studio, where he labored behind the scenes of numerous B-movie classics and worked his way up from being a Production Assistant to Director in just 18 months. Koji’s first writing assignment was for the Lions Gate DVD horror film "Haunted Highway."
About the Production:
"Chink" is a slasher movie with a message. With this film, we intend to explore issues about racial identity and self-hate, but stories about identity politics don’t have to take themselves so seriously. They can have blood, guts, and sex too.
As filmmakers, we can see much of ourselves in the main character Eddy Tsai. Despite the fact that he’s a sociopath, we can identify with the anger and self-hatred he feels because of the way society sometimes treats Asian-American males.
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