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     A GRAND CANAL
China, Canada, 2013, 19 mins, Color

MIDWEST PREMIERE

Director: Johnny Ma

www.johnnymaktubfilms.com


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2013 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


A Greek tragedy told in Chinese pop music. The tragic events of a boat captain trying to collect a debt to save his fleet of boats, as remembered by his ten year old son.

Johnny Ma
With only a few years of filmmaking experience, Johnny has built up an impressive resume with over 80 film festival appearances around the world.
Johnny Ma (Nan Ma) was born in Shanghai, China. He immigrated to Canada at the age of ten years old. After working in both the finance and fashion industry, Johnny left the corporate world in 2008 to pursue a career in film. Johnny attended Columbia University in New York and is finishing up his studies of Master of Fine Arts as a Director/ Screenwriter.
Johnny is a DGA award winning writer/director, his self written and directorial works have been featured in numerous international festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival. His short film works have been awarded the 2011 Emerging filmmaker award from Toronto International, Grand Jury Prize for Best short film at Dallas International, and DGA award for best Asian American short film. Currently Johnny has two feature scripts in development.


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