Once a Fish. 35mm short film (16 minutes). Directed by Ling Chiu, produced by Amy Belling, and shot by Ian Kerr. Starring Winnie Hung and Nelson Wong.

A Chinese-Canadian woman morbidly transfers her feelings of love and duty to the piece of smoked salmon her father was eating before he died.

  • Recipient of Citytv broadcast licence ($15,000), Director’s Guild of Canada Kick Start Grant ($14,400), National Film Board Filmmaker’s Assistance Program Grant ($3,000), and British Columbia Arts Council Grant ($10,000).
  • Screened at selected festivals including the Vancouver Film Festival, Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival, ReelWorld Film Festival (Toronto), San Diego Asian Film Festival, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and the Moving Pictures Festival (Canadian Films on Tour).
  • Winner of Outstanding Canadian Short Film Award, ReelWorld Film Festival (2007) and 3rd place award for Best Short Film, Vancouver Asian Film Festival (2006).
  • Broadcast on Citytv in June and August 2006.
  • Script shortlisted as one of ten finalists in the BC Film / CBC 2001 Signature Shorts screenplay competition from nearly 300 entries.


Ripples. HD Video short (13 minutes). Directed by Aibi Ambrose Okundaye, produced by Ken Frith, shot by C. Kim Miles. Starring Erica Bearss.

A story of intersecting lives that reveals how a single act can have a profound effect on the strangers around us.

  • Selected as a recipient for a $5,000 development contract and granted a $25,000 pre-licensing contract by Citytv’s Cinecity initiative.
  • Screened at Yorkton and Okanagan film festivals.

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