Cleveland independent film makers got the spot light
with the premieres of four locally produced films on November 4 at
the Atlas Lakeshore Cinemas. The films share in common many cast and
crew members that have collaborated as the J-Crew film group. The
films were Director Jason Wang's "Project E.1337 Alpha," Director
Johnny Wu's "Wu Xia - A Martial Arts Tango" and "T.R.A.C.E. A Doctor
Who Fan Film," and Keith Collins II's "Project Die Happy." All four
films were loaded with action, martial arts, high production values,
and impressive cast and crew talents.
About 300 enthusiastic attendees enjoyed the film screenings and
spent time afterwards with the directors for a Q&A session. Jason
Wang started announced that his film Project E.1337 was just signed
for a distribution deal in China based on just the short trailer for
the film. Johnny Wu also thanked the many cast and crew that were
part of the films and especially those that were part of two, or
three, or even all four films.
The following day, the cast and crew had a "Wrap Party" at Creative
House Studios to celebrate the premieres and all the hard work that
went into the films. The films were on display during the party
along with other J-Crew short films including "Catch Them All,"
"Tainted," Kill World," and "Sabotage." Already, the film makers are
planning and working on future film projects. With the many talents
available in Cleveland, anything is possible.
Fig. 1 Directors Jason Wang, Keith Collins II, and Johnny Wu
Fig. 2 Johnny Wu, Jason Wang with Project E.1337 actors Carmen
Gangale and Michael Vitovich
Fig. 3 300 in attendance give a standing ovation for the directors
Fig. 4 Cast and Crew Party to celebrate the four successful films
Fig. 5 Cast and Crew view their films at Creative House Studios