Saturday September 21, 2013
The creative and visionary force behind Arc 2 Intertainment, Andy’s dynamic personality and energetic spirit has made him an innovator in the field of entertainment. Exceptionally versed in all aspects of marketing and corporate development, his advanced production company develops and produces television, motion pictures, and promotional events. Current projects include the hit television series FMA Entertainment Weekly, and the newly launched Real Estate 101 – both broadcast on the KVOS TV network. He is currently developing a new television network show, as well as a seasonal event series.
Barbara is a writer and independent filmmaker in Vancouver. She has worked as a broadcast journalist/reporter and received the national Radio and Television News Directors’ Association (RTNDA) Award for Best Editorial in 1998. Her film IN BETWEEN THE LAUGHTER was one of the National Film Board’s REEL DIVERSITY 2004 winners which aired on CBC and PBS. Barbara continues to support North American Asian artists in mainstream media and is currently working on a music documentary about Asians in the music industry as well as finishing her horror screenplay.
Deborah is one of the original founding Directors of VAFF and has acted as its Festival Director, Art Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Programming Committee Member, and generally the anything-that-needed-done member. She has a law background and works in film and television. She believes that despite the various cultural backgrounds in society, we’re all basically the same with similar stories to communicate. She sees VAFF as the means that accomplishes this by broadening the knowledge, understanding and compassion of others through our filmmakers’ imagery, story-telling and multi-media projects.
Iven Tse is a Vancouver real estate, business, and immigration lawyer and a passionate Asian arts supporter. He has been a sponsor of Vancouver Asian Film Festival for many years before coming on the Board last year for the first time: “It has been a privilege and an honour to be on the Board and to witness first hand the extraordinary talent, creativity, and team work of the VAFF Executives.”
Mei Nor Lee
MEI NOR LEE is a mortgage broker with BMO and has a keen interest in Asian culture and film. She has always been aware of the curious divide between her reality growing up Asian Canadian, and the presentation of her reality as portrayed in western films. It has been her privilege to support an organization that constantly challenges the stereotypes of the Asian Canadian experience and supports local artists to develop and hone their craft.
As past festival director and executive director and handling programming and advisory duties this year, Peter continues to channel his inner-Asian. Conceived in Kowloon and raised on Fantasy Island and Captain Crunch, Peter is fortunate to be allergic to math and chicken’s feet and aspires to doctor… his transcripts. He continues to channel his inner-filmmaker every summer as co-founder of the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM) along with Barbara Lee.