I got your contact from Yanni.
My name is Chee Tian, and I'm
making an independent children short film entitled "Colours".
It is a modern fairytale about a colour-blind girl's struggles
to find colours in her life, how she got more than she bargained
for, and how she finally attained harmony of colours with the
world around her, when she realized that it is as important to
give as it is to take.
In the film, we have a prop
which is a pair of magic glasses. When the colour-blind girl
puts it on, her black & white world suddenly transforms into
a psychedelic one!
We have come up with a design
of the specs, but we've been having problem finding someone who
can construct it for us.
I saw your works on your website,
and am fascinated by the skills and creativity that you possess!
I'd like to find out if you would be able to assist us in creating
the magical prop with your excellent craftsmanship?
We are planning to start shooting
from 19 Jun onward. Hope to have your reply soon so that we can
determine if we will be able to shoot with our desired design,
or have to use whatever's available from a toy shop. We would
definitely wish to be able to have our custom-made glasses.....
Thank you for looking into
our request. We look forward to your reply.
I am pleased to inform you
that Colours will be having its first overseas screening at CamboFest,
held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 16 & 17 June. I have attached
the notification email from the organiser below.
If you happen to be in Phnom
Penh during that weekend, do drop by the screening hall and mingle
with our Cambodian audience. I hope they'll enjoy the film. Look
forward to its screening there.
Thanks for all your hard work
which made this possible!
From: Withoutabox Customer Service [mailto:customerservice]
Sent: 18 May 2007 16:43
To: Chee Tian Lee
Subject: Message from CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia
CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival
of Cambodia has sent you the message
below regarding your submission of "COLOURS" with the
If needed, please reply directly
to the sender at firstname.lastname@example.org. DO
NOT REPLY to Withoutabox.
Your movie has been selected
to screen in the first independent filmfestival in Cambodia,
The Phnom Penh edition of CamboFest
will take place on June 16 & 17, with a Siam Reap event scheduled
for next dry season (dates to be announced, but probably later
For complete venue and schedule
information, visit CamboFest online at
www.cambofest.com [updated on an ongoing basis]
As you may know, we will be
screening the submission copy of the DVD you have already sent.
If there are any problems with your submission copy(playablility,
distracting disclaimer logos, etc) we'll be in touch tosettle
those issues shortly--in which case, please consider this message
anoffer to screen pending a workable solution to those issues.
** IN SUMMARY: your movie has
been selected and will screen from thesubmission copy provided
unless there are any problems with that copy**
If you are planning to be in
Cambodia during CamboFest, please let us knowas soon as you can;
we will make every attempt to provide as muchhospitality as we
are able. (But please note that our staff and resourcesare already
dedicated to producing the event itself! ) In any case, we willlikely
post a Visiting Filmmaker resource page on the website, which
wouldcover any basic issues and questions.
Finally, if you are unable
to screen for any reason, please notify us within48 hours of
Thanks for submitting, and
welcome to CamboFest!
I am pleased to inform you
that Colours has been selected for another overseas screening
at the Salento International Film Festival to be held inTricase,
Italy on 8-16 September. I have attached the notification emailfrom
the organiser below. You can find the film festival's website
Once again, many thanks to
all of you for making this possible! I hopeyou're as thrilled
as me to be able to showcase the result of our collective
hard work to audiences across the globe.
May I seek another favour from
you for the above screening? The organiserhas requested for a
copy of the film with Italian subtitles to be submittedfor the
screening. Do you happen to know anyone who's able to dotranslations
from English to Italian? Do let me know if you have such acontact.
Need to complete the subtitling and send to Italy by end-July.
Anyone planning a Europe tour
Sent: 29 June 2007 00:25
Subject: SALENTO FILM FESTIVAL 2007
Dear Derrik Lui,
Congratulation! Your Short-film
"COLOURS" has been selected for theSalento Int.l Film
Festival 2007, to be held in Tricase from September8-16. Your
film will be in competition for BEST SHORT in the category "THE
WORLD IN SHORT"
In order to complete all the
information please provvide us by July 10 with:
Picture of the Director
The Salento Screening will be: World, European, Italian Premiere.
Please note: The DVD, NTSC
or PAL region 0 without menu with ItalianSubtitles and the publicity
material ( poster, postcard), need to bedelivered to the festival
office by and not later than July 30, 2007
For any questions feel free
to contact us by e-mail info@salentofilmfestival
or by phone
I am pleased to bring
you more news of Colours' screenings, as the film is selected
for 2 more film festivals: Rhode Island International Film Festival
in US, and Busan International Kids' Film Festival in Korea.
Both will be held in the month of August. I have attached the
mails from both festivals for your ref.
I am indeed delighted that the film is able to gain acceptance at
all these film festivals, allowing us to reach out to audiences
that we probably never expected to meet before. Hope to share
this excitement with you.
Thanks and best regards,
From: Programming - Office [mailto:programming]
Sent: 13 July 2007 07:20
Subject: Film Selected - Rhode Island International Film
July 12, 2007
Dear Chee Tian Lee:
It is my pleasure to inform you that "Colours" has
been selected for inclusion in the 11th annual Rhode Island International
Film Festival (RIIFF) to be held August 7th-12th, 2007.
This year, we again received over 2,000 film submissions from
across the globe and it was no easy task selecting the very best
of our entries, so a hearty and well-deserved congratulations!
Please let us know the exhibition format you would like to screen
with. This will help us determine an appropriate theater.
We will try to accommodate your request though some venues can
only screen a DVD. I hope to have the screening times completed
by July 20th at the very latest. Once a venue is
determined, we would appreciate delivery of your assigned exhibition
format by Friday, July 27th, 2007.
The shipping address is:
Print Traffic Department
Rhode Island International Film Festival