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Jeff Adachi is the writer, director and producer of The Slanted Screen. He has been a longtime advocate for Asian American artists and arts organizations.

Between 1995-1999, Jeff produced the Asian American Arts Foundation's Golden Ring Awards. The Awards recognized outstanding achievements of Asian Americans in the arts. Past honorees have included Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, John Woo, Russell Wong, Steve Park, Chow Yun-Fat, Margaret Cho and others. Jeff also served as the chair of the Asian American Theater Company. Jeff currently serves as the elected Public Defender for the City and County of San Francisco. Through his legal work and activism, Jeff has always been a strong advocate for the civil rights of all Americans.

The Slanted Screen is edited and co-produced by Alex Yeung. Alex has worked as an editor and producer in the San Francisco video industry for over 15 years and is the video consultant and editor of Fat Wreck Chords. Alex is the lead vocalist and guitarist of the San Francisco-based band Say Bok Gwai, whose song Radio Star is featured in the end credits of the film.

Three talented and experienced Directors of Photography participated in the production of The Slanted Screen. Los Angeles-based Ann Kaneko is Principal Director of Photography. Ann is currently distributing her own documentary, Overstay. The acclaimed Michael Chin’s long list of credits include Nisei Soldier, Color of Honor, Chan is Missing, and Dim Sum. San Francisco-based Nancy Morita is known for her work on Ki Ho’ Alu, Crumb and Dreams. Production sound was recorded and mixed by Curtis Choy, whose impressive credits include The Joy Luck Club, Hundred Percent, Yellow and Better Luck Tomorrow, (as well as his own films Rise and Fall of the I-Hotel and What’s Wrong with Frank Chin?) and Jon Oh, who has worked on a number of major feature films including Fishbowl, LA Now, Olivia’s Story and Ulee’s Gold.

Sean Dana provides the film’s theme score, titles and credits. Michael Becker designed the musical score for the body of the film and the post-production audio and sound. The soundtrack also features taiko drumming by San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Carlos Cabrales performed color correction for the film at Elastic studios in San Francisco. The Slanted Screen is narrated by Rowena Cape, a Bay Area-based voice-over talent. Tony Bolante provided additional directing and writing assistance during the early stages of the film and Paciano Truinfo served as grip.


 

 

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