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Hey everyone 

Thank you for your patience it's been a while since we last corresponded. As always it's been a busy time for me. We wrapped about 90% of production and it's been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. We (almost) made a movie!!!! I can’t thank you enough for supporting and believing in me and this movie. You are all very much a part of this.

REWARDS update

So, I know we owe a lot of you some rewards.  As soon as we wrap fully with production, in a few weeks, we'll take care of all of you! I promise, be ready for it! 

PRODUCTION update

In terms of actual production, this was the most brutal shoot of my life (as it should be). Armed with my badass cast and crew, we just shot a low budget movie in the coldest month of the year in New York City! Almost all of us got sick and uncomfortable all of the time. We fought/pushed through the freeze, the wet, and unbearable situations. We had some lows and we had some miracles. When the whole production could’ve fell apart, we managed. When things got hard, the crew got harder. We got mad stories to tell! But what matters most is that we prevailed and we created.

This journey has been everything that I would have hoped for and more. I never knew what it would feel like to get this far but I'm confident to say we made a great movie and I can't wait to share with you. While we are feeling good, we still got the last 5 minutes of this game. 90% of shooting is done but this last 10% is what counts the most. For me this last 10% is what wins the game. I must, we must finish strong. We have a little more to go and I'm asking you to help us spread the word for this last push through production.

PRODUCTION CALL!

Palm Beach April 17, 18 night shoots EXTRAS and SKILLS needed in Palm Beach! 

We have two epic night shoots on April 17 and 18 in Palm Beach, Florida and we need your help! This scene will require a massive amount of awesome extras, but we'll make it fun and it least it won't be cold! We are looking for immigrant looking individuals 18-50, who have the patience to run and stand around and be in a movie. (preferably Asian but send us your picture to see if we can make it work) Send your name, age, social media handle, and your availability to casting@snakeheadmovie.com We are also looking for crew members so if you're in the area and interested send us an email at production@snakeheadmovie.com Even if you can't make it please help us out by sharing!

Help Brian produce!

 

San Francisco May 7 sunset/evening shoot We have a shoot in San Francisco and we need extras!!! 

Tentatively, we plan to shoot on Sunday, May 7th. We are looking for immigrant looking individuals 18-50, who have the patience to stand around and look dirty on the beach. (preferably Asian but send us your picture to see if we can make it work) Send your name, age, social media handle, and your availability to casting@snakeheadmovie.com We are also looking for crew members so if you're in the area and interested send us an email at production@snakeheadmovie.com Even if you can't make it please help us out by sharing!

     

     

    Snakehead is the definition of a low budget independent passion project. Movies can cost a ton of money and when you have to tell the untold stories, sometimes the only way to get it done is to beg, borrow, and ask nicely for people's time, effort, and resources.  We don't nearly have the budget of a normal movie, so we have to rely on the community for assistance.  While I can't promise anything about the future of this movie, I can promise that this is going to be an awesome experience.  We've put together a list of our needs and who to email for it. Please contact us with your info and we'll see if we can collaborate! 

     

    Filming, Holding, Offices, Locations 

    We have a ton of locations that we need to film and also need places to stage when we shoot in the cold month of February.  If you have anything that you'd be willing to share with us or know of a place that would be interested let us know.  Below are some specifics. Even If you don't have something on the list, but you have a chinatown business/location that we can access-please contact us.  production@snakeheadmovie.com

    Specific locations

    • Chinatown apartments (old tenement chinatown apartments with multiple rooms)
    • Massage Parlor 
    • Lobster Warehouse place w Office
    • Shipping Container yard 
    • Wherehouse with a yard
    • Freighter/ Cargo Ship
    • Chinatown Businesses/storefronts
    • Junior College - Hallway and Room 
    • Big Rig Truck
    • Coffee Shop/Cafe
    • FBI Interrogation room 
    • Chinatown office space/holding locations

    Crew

    If you have a specific talent  in filmmaking (ie sound, grip, electric, camera, ac, photographer) and want to be a part of Snakehead, please send us your resume. 

    production@snakeheadmovie.com

    Production Assistants

    There is no better way to learn how to make a film than to work on a film. We need PA's to help with production, camera, art, AD, etc.  Send us an email with your background and we'll find a place for you to work.  

    production@snakeheadmovie.com

    Food 

    Crew needs to eat everyday and we're looking for vendors, caterers, and or restaurants in the Chinatown/Lower Manhattan area. Donations, discounts, and/or anything to keep my crew fed and happy.  

    production@snakeheadmovie.com

    Extras

    For certain days, we'll need a lot of extras to fill out.  Send us your name, picture, and social media handle.  

    casting@snakeheadmovie.com

    Housing 

    We are looking for temporary housing for various crew members for the month of February, let us know if you got a room or apt for rent in the Chinatown or Manhattan area.

    production@snakeheadmovie.com

    Transportation

    We are looking to rent a Cube Truck and Passenger van for the month of February.  If you have one of these sitting around for the month of February hit us up! 

    production@snakeheadmovie.com

     
     
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    SNAKEHEAD

    Inspired by true events and based in New York's Chinatown, SNAKEHEAD is an independent feature film exploring the underworld of international human smuggling.  we follow the anti-hero, Sister Tse as she rises to one of the most sought after human smugglers in FBI history. From the moment she lands in American waters she quickly learns that the American dream wasn't what she was promised. We will explore the reality of the modern American immigrant through the lens of the Chinatown underworld.  

    Written and directed by Evan Jackson Leong, SNAKEHEAD is a passion project that has been a culmination of over 9 years of research, writing, and development.  

     

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