~ 2012 ~ 6:32 ~ Canada ~
~ RED camera ~ HD/Beta/DVD (NTSC) exhibition ~
Little Mao tells the life story of China's Mao Tse-Tung through 12-year-old Bobby Tung
and his baseball team.
Little Mao tells the life story of Mao Tse-Tung through 12-year-old Bobby Tung and his baseball team. After a pop fly liberates shy Bobby, the Chairman emanicipates the neighbourhood kids from their chores and leads them to victory on the field. However, does Chairman Bobby take his power too far?
Little Mao tells the life story of Mao Tse-Tung through 12-year-old Bobby Tung and his baseball team. After a bumblebee and pop fly transform shy Bobby into Chairman Mao incarnate, Bobby emancipates the neighbourhood kids from their chores and leads them to victory on the field.
As the wins pile up, Chairman Bobby consolidates his power with Madame Jan by his side, but banishes lifelong friend Joe from the team as he sees enemies everywhere on the baseball diamond.
Will absolute power corrupt Chairman Bobby?
CAST & CREW:
written & directed by
SONYA DI RIENZO
director of photography
JOHN MINH TRAN
KEVIN WANG as BOBBY
ARIYENA SORANI as CINDY
ISAAC PILOZO as JOE
ALYSHA BAUER as JAN
JULIAN KLIMCZYK as THE BULLY
KYLE WONG & JOSHUA HOLMES as THE GOONS
JOSHUA BUDD as CRYING KID
ALEXIS THOMAS as BLIND GIRL
SONYA MORSON as 1st BASE UMPIRE
BRIAN OBONNA as HOME PLATE UMPIRE
ERIN RICHARDSON as 2nd BASEWOMAN
SCOTT RICHARDSON as RIGHTFIELDER
BEN PRYSTAWSKI as SHORTSTOP
ALEXANDRA CLEMENTI ~ MITCH DAVIDSON ~ CHARLOTTE HERIE ~ CHRISTOPHER HUM
JOSH LING ~ EMILY & KEVIN NANKOO ~ TIA NG ~ ALEXANDRA WELLMAN
Allan is a Toronto filmmaker, film programmer and film journalist. His films, including I Want To Be A Desi (Bravo!FACT) and Grange Avenue have won awards and been broadcast on TV across Canada. He is currently co-directing the documentary, Leone Stars, which has won development prizes from TIFF and Sundance. Allan is a Sundance Institute Documentary Fellow. He has programmed for several Toronto festivals, and writes for the nation’s top film magazines, including POV and Montage as well as New York’s Filmmaker. Allan has also been a producer at TV documentary series companies.
FILMOGRAPHY (Writer & Director)
Leone Stars (in production, co-director/writer): documentary; winner of TIFF Pitch This! 2011, Sundance Institute Documentary grant
Little Mao (2012): BravoFact short comedy; January 2012 completion
I Want To Be A Desi (2010): BravoFact short comedy; 2nd prize, Best Short, Grand River Film Festival
I Want To Be A Desi 2 (2008): short documentary; festivals include Asian American (New York), Vancouver Asian, San Diego Asian, Washington APA, NSI Online Festival; best documentary: Hart House Film Festival 2010
Grange Avenue (2008): short drama for CBC-TV’s “Reflections” & festival screenings
Labo’s Last Spin (2005): short documentary; festival screenings including Toronto and Boston
Sleepless (2003): short drama; Best Director & Best Actor Awards @ 2003 Hart House Film Festival
tong.allan [at] gmail.com