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The Asian American Film Lab Workshops Chakra Media Group's Screenplay BREACHED
On November 8, 2012, the Asian American Film Lab workshopped Chakra Media Group's new screenplay, "Breached," which reached the 2nd round of the 2013 Sundance Institute|Mumbai Mantra Writers Workshop.
Chakra Media’s previous feature film “QuarterLife Crisis,” stars Lisa Ray (Academy nominated Water), acclaimed comedian Russell Peters (Sourcecode)
The Film Lab begins its Unfinished Works programs with a table read of the screenplay, performed by professional actors. The cast of the November 8th reading consisted of:
Michele Ang - http://www.acirclespinning.com/
Jennifer Betit Yen - http://www.imdb.com/
Perry Tsao - http://www.imdb.com/
Monisha Shiva - www.monishashiva.com
Geeta Citygirl - http://www.GeetaCitygirl.com
Jinn S. Kim - http://www.imdb.com/
Kamran Khan - http://www.imdb.me/
Imran Javaid - www.Facebook.com/
Marissa Carpio - http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/
Ron Voz - https://www.imdb.com
Julie Pham - http://www.imdb.com/
Following the reading, Film Lab Unfinished Works coordinator, Jean Goto, led and moderated a constructive workshop of the screenplay, utilizing the Liz Lerman technique. Screenwriter, Genevieve Castelino, stated:
"Workshopping a script is one of those frightening but necessary experiences in a writer's journey: you put your beloved baby in front of a room full of people and ask them to judge it. A writer wants a room full of supportive, perceptive and well informed people to give you honest and constructive critique of your work. At the end of it you want to be so fired up, so inspired, that you can't wait to get home to that otherwise dreaded rewrite. That's what the AAFL Unfinished Works did for our screenplay BREACHED. The Liz Lerman workshop technique they use is so precise and insightful in identifying both strengths and weaknesses.
This is how supportive they are - the day after the reading we are still getting emails from people writing in thoughts and ideas that came to them after they left the reading. We can't thank the Asian American Film Lab enough for giving us this platform to share our work.”
About Chakra Media Group and “Breached”
Chakra Media Group was founded by Genevieve Castelino , who spent the last 20 years working in various media forms. She produced “QuarterLife Crisis,” a feature film that has been in six festivals, distributed around the world, and is currently playing on Showtime in the US. She also adapted “A Random Act of Kindness,” a play produced for the Lincoln Center Theater’s Director’s Lab. Finally, her articles have been published in “India Today,” a leading English magazine in India. Chakra Media Group makes high quality films that get to the heart of a brand’s story. From writers and directors, to editors and musicians, Chrakra Media Group works with the best creative talent in their field to make this possible.
About Asian American Film Lab and Unfinished Works
The Asian American Film Lab (AsAmFilmLab)
The Film Lab's Unfinished Works program, which has been ongoing since 1998, provides opportunities for screenwriters to see their work-in-progress professionally read and then workshopped. Jean Goto moderates the Unfinished Works programs, utilizing the Liz Lerman technique to ensure the script is effectively and efficiently workshopped with maximum benefit to the writer. If you are a screenwriter who would like more information about the Unfinished Works program, email UnfinishedWorks@
The Film Lab’s programming includes filmmaking workshops with industry professionals, screenwriting contests, and film competitions including the annual 72 Hour Film Shootout. This annual competition, now in its fifth year, has inspired hundreds of filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career. The next event will be the Film Lab’s much anticipated December 15, 2012, Holiday Networking Gala, featuring live music, raffles and more. Tickets are available at www.asianamericanfilmlab.org with free tickets available to those who need them. Please email David Dennis at Connections@
The Asian American Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Membership and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Page Updated Last on: Nov 13, 2012