East Winds Preview
By Antoniya Petkova
Jennifer Thym Jennifer Thym’s company
Rock Ginger is all about bringing unconventional and odd stories to the big screen. And where else would a story about a war between angels and vampires
really be possible? From an investment banker to a web series and short films producer, Jennifer is still quite new to the entertainment world, but she is already defining her signature style in everything she does: from the strange plot of
‘Bloodtraffick’ to distributing TV series ‘Lumina’ online, avoiding more traditional paths – it’s all about experimenting. Her lack of film education leads her away from the established rules of film-making into a world of creativity and unexpectedness.
‘Bloodtraffick’ (2010) Jennifer Thym’s film tells the
story of a female vigilante on a quest for revenge in the midst of a war between angels and vampires. What is absolutely amazing about the 11-minute short is that while creating the feeling of a standalone film, ‘Bloodtraffick’ could easily be transformed in a scene from a longer, feature film - which is exactly what producer Jennifer Thym hopes to achieve in the near future.
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Grace Huang One of the rising stars in Asian cinema, Grace
Huang has quickly began to prove her acting abilities in the realm of motion pictures. Through a range of versatile roles, starting with her appearance in short films and moving towards bigger productions, such as the Hollywood feature ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, Grace found her first full-on action role in ‘Bloodtraffick’. Born in Taiwan to Cantonese parents, Grace
spent most of her life in Sydney, Australia, and is now what can be described as a winning mixture of beauty and talent that goes across continents. In combination with her acting abilities and the increasing confidence of film-makers in her skills, she is sure to establish herself as one of Hong Kong’s leading actresses.
The plot revolves around a strong
female character on a hunt for her two younger sisters, who have been missing for over ten years. Tortured by a compicated mix of emotions that only a family tragic like this can bring, she finds herself in the den of a vampire, who admits to murder of one of her sisters. From that moment on, Ava begins what will ultimately be a journey towards revenge for her loved ones. ‘Bloodtraffick’ is not just a piece of
action cinema – among the shooting and suspense, there is a deeper outlook on the blend of complex emotions, ranging from pain, guilt and anguish, that form an integral part of the psyche of a person with a missing family. Combined with the influence of horror productions and video games, the film creates a unique suspense-led drama.
Asia Exposure, Issue 3
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