Shannon Ka, Patrick Chen
Michael Rosete, Tia DeShazor, Joe Chan
Patrick Chen is a writer and director from Queens, New York. As a Chinese American filmmaker, surrounded by the immigrant lifestyle, he’s converted his estranged nationality into stories of art and pictures.
His short film “Love Express” has recently screened at various festivals, and was awarded with the Community Award for his dedicated contribution at the Queens World Film Festival. The film was praised by the Chinese community and described as heartfelt, nostalgic and a tribute to early Hong Kong cinema.
His prior films were appointed as top finalists by the Asian American Film Lab’s 72 Hours Shootout competition. They were showcased at AAIFF, AOFF, SAG-AFTRA Showcase and NYC Media. You may find his additional works as Chén Xí Háo 陳錫豪. He is currently producing his Chinatown based feature-length project, which to be slated in mid-2016.
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Tia DeShazor is an Equity actor. She is mostly recognized for her work in theatre. Specifically for playing the roles of Felicia in Memphis and Sarah in Ragtime. She also appeared in the first revival of Marie Christine. Other credits include Junie B. Jones, Showboat, Hair, Oklahoma!, Hairspray, Othello and Promises, Promises.
Tia studied acting at Columbia College Chicago, and at Larry Singer Studios. She also co-leads the Disciplined Actor and founded Black Women Write. More credits, photos and information available at tiadeshazor.com