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. Enjoy below the event recap, live performances videos and the official album of the event ((Photo credits: Anna Munzesheimer, Anita Tang, Francis Kang).
Sharing below the Conversation with Teddy Robin Kwan and his long-time collaborator, co-composer of GALLANTS moderated by Sophia Wong Boccio, Founder & Executive Director of Sophia's Choice aka Asian Pop-Up Cinema.
Official Album of the Award Night. ((Photo credits: Anna Munzesheimer, Anita Tang, Francis Kang).
Teddy Robin Kwan (Kwan Wai-pang) is a Hong Kong English pop singer-songwriter, actor, director and producer. In the 60s when Hong Kong English pop (50s – 70s) was at its peak, Teddy was on top of the charts and led a band he named Teddy Robin and the Playboys. He later became an actor, film director, producer and composer.
Teddy has acted in 24 motion pictures, won a Hong Kong Film Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for the role of Ben Law in Gallants (screening Friday, April 28th.) He has directed four movies, one of which was nominated by The Hong Kong Film Awards for “Best Director.” His musical career spans over 30 years, with over 24 songs written for movies – and many that were nominated for Best Original Film Score by The Hong Kong Film Awards.
Teddy’s co-composer from Hong Kong, Tomy Wai – with 74 music-for-movie credits to his name – will be a guest speaker . In addition, the event will feature a multi-media music performance with Chicago’s own Fulcrum Point New Music Project performing the honoree’s sound score and accompanying winners of a city-wide “Chicago’s Got Cantonese Talent” singing competition, performing three of the honoree’s award-winning theme songs.
The Award Night is presented in association with Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, NY. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York is the representative office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. In 2016, the New York ETO promoted a better understanding of Hong Kong as a vibrant international financial, trading, educational and arts and cultural hub by reaching out to the business community, political and government leaders, and arts and cultural institutions in the Eastern US, including 24 visits to 20 states. A number of film festivals were held in New York City and Chicago. Follow us on Facebook: “Hong Kong Meets America” and for more information, access our website: http://www.hketony.gov.hk/ny/index.htm.
Program of the Evening and Acknowledgement to our Sponsors & Partners!
Below is a collection of Teddy Robin Kwan's images by fans around the world!