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Breathin' Production Still: Eddy interviews his mom.

What does a DP do while recording an interview? Shoot production stills. Naturally.

Photo by R.J. Lozada (Director of Photography), Christine Kwon (Producer holding the boom), Ben Wang (Director, kneeling), and Karolyn Wong (Production Assistant, translating). Eddy interviews his mother on her birthday. More to come.

(Oakland, 2011)

2011 Year End Update

We are currently in the midst of production for BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY, with about 60 hours of footage filmed to date. Some of my personal highlights were filming Eddy’s efforts to open a community center in San Francisco’s Bayview District, the birthday celebrations of both of Eddy’s parents, presentations at high schools and colleges, reunions with formerly incarcerated friends, and a national reentry conference in Los Angeles. Huge thanks to our dedicated team, especially Christine Kwon (Producer), R.J. Lozada (Director of Photography), Deann Borshay Liem (Executive Producer), Geraldine Ah-Sue (Associate Producer), Momo Chang (Writer), and Production Assistants Sean Totanes, Karolyn Wong, Manh Hakchareun, Aaron Nakai, and Alun Lee! We look forward to finishing up production on the documentary in Spring 2012, with post-production to follow. Stay tuned…

We are extremely grateful to all of our generous supporters who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign and donated towards the project through other avenues! Be on the lookout for our revamped website in early 2012 for more updates and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

Happy New Year!

– Ben Wang, Director/Producer


Thanks to everyone for a tremendous show of support. With your generosity, we surpassed our Kickstarter goal and can now go into production!

This is a truly community driven project, and we hope to hear more from you over the process of making this film.

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