May 11th, 2017, Teddy Robin Kwan received the "YOU ROCK, TEDDY" Lifetime Achievement Award from Asian Pop-Up Cinema. The guests were treated to an evening of festivities that started with meeting the honoree on the red carpet, sipping wine from City Winery and enjoying delicious dim sums from HingKee Restaurant. The Award Show included: Award presentation ceremony; 4 multi-media live music performances featuring Fulcrum Point New Music Project and winners from CGCT's singing contest highlighting talking points of Teddy's amazing career -- from the "Teddy Robin & the Playboys" to the award-winning sound scores composer/actor/director/producer Teddy Robin Kwan. Click here to enjoy the event recap, live performances videos and the official album of the event ((Photo credits: Anna Munzesheimer, Anita Tang, Francis Kang).
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On May 20, 2016, about 200 guests gathered at Venue Six10 in Chicago for the first Award Night presented by the Asian Pop-Up Cinema. Honoree Hong Kong filmmaker Herman Yau was flown in specially courtesy of Cathay Pacific Airways to receive the 1st Asian Pop-Up Cinema Pinnacle Award celebrating his career as an award-winning director, cinematographer, producer & scriptwriter for being credited for over 70 films. The Gala was hosted by the Governing Board of Directors of Sophia's Choice in association with the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in New York. Special guests & speakers included Judy Hsu of ABC7 Morning News; Steve Barclay, Director of HKETO NY and Jason Lesniewicz, Cultural Tourism Manager of Choose Chicago.
We thank Nebula Creatives for sponsoring the video production of the event including documenting the two one-on-one interviews with the director. Please click here to view the full versions of the two interviews.