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Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

Slew Pictures

Pan’s feature film debut Face, co-written by Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winner Oren Moverman, starring Bai Ling, Kieu Chinh, Kristy Wu, Will Yun Lee, Ken Leung, and Treach of Naughty by Nature, featuring a score composed by Grammy Award winner Hub of The Roots, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as a Grand Jury nominee, winning the Best Director Award at Urbanworld Film Festival, the Audience Award at GenArt, the Critics Award for Best Director at CineVegas, nominated for Gotham Award’s Breakthrough Director, and selected as a NY Times Critic’s Pick during its U.S. theatrical release. Pan’s second feature Almost Perfect, starring Kelly Hu, Edison Chen, Ivan Shaw, Christina Chang, Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Tina Chen, and Olivier and Tony Award winner Roger Rees, premiered at CAAMFest, was a Grand Jury nominee at Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, the American Immigrant On Profile at the Hawaii International Film Festival, won the HBO Emerging Filmmaker Award, and was an Asia Pacific Arts Top Ten Film selection of 2011, garnering glowing reviews from Variety, San Francisco Chronicle, and MTV during its theatrical releases in U.S. and Taiwan.

For television, Pan has directed Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar, executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and produced by Array and Warner Bros for OWN TV. In addition to Mando-pop superstar Leehom Wang’s 3D concert film Open Fire which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Pan has directed docu-commercials, music videos for various artists including Pharcyde’s SlimKid3 which was a BET-Soul Top Rotation, and award winning shorts including Lucy in the Sky, starring Zoe Colletti, Catherine Curtin, Tony Award winner Danny Burstein, Kelly Hu, and EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg.

Pan is currently in pre-production for the Newbery honored NY Times Bestseller Hope Was Here; and a newly elected Co-Chair of the Directors Guild of America's Eastern Diversity Steering Committee.

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Events featuring Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
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