It’s been a while since my last blog. I am sure you have all been in excruciating pain from the deprivation of a Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer update… Right? Here’s a new logo!
I usually write about our upcoming screenings and festival results, but today I am just going to share a few thoughts. I have been working like crazy on distribution, festivals, screenings, and promotion of the film. Since CNY it has been a whirlwind of kung fu: Shows, rehearsals, tournament prep for the students, etc. It is difficult to stop and be still. It is challenging for me to stop and enjoy what is happening now. My goal from the beginning was to share my father’s story with the world.
Have I shared it with the WORLD? Not yet, but what is important is who has shared the experience thus far. The reactions from friends, family, students, martial artists, film buffs, and kids have been very inspirational to me. I wanted to inspire others with the film, but I realize that I am inspired too. How many martial arts documentaries emote laughter, excitement, awe, and tears in 86 minutes? After each screening, it energizes me to keep going. Rejection from festivals are tough, no doubt. Any indie filmmaker cannot deny this. If I just stop and take a moment to appreciate the impact the film has had on those who have watched it, I should be truly content. (but of course, I am not) 😉 …But I’m trying.