Thursday May 5, 2011
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 and has worked as a broadcast journalist and reporter. In 1998, she received the regional and national Radio and Television News Directors’ Association (RTNDA) Award for Best Editorial and is the National Film Board Pacific Region’s REEL DIVERSITY 2004 winner and has recently completed and aired her documentary IN BETWEEN THE LAUGHTER. Barbara founded the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) to promote realistic portrayals of Asians in film and television and to provide a venue for struggling Asian filmmakers to showcase their work.
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. biooooooooo