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Supercapitalist is out to Get You

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ImageIf you want to do really something, they say do it yourself. This is exactly what actor/writer Derek Ting accomplished in his film, $UPERCAPITALIST,  the first independent US-China co-production. This financial thriller stars the wonderful Linus Roache (Wings of Desire, Law and Order) and Kenneth Tsang of Rush Hour 2. Derek Ting plays the lead, an ambitious New Yorker of Chinese descent who finds out how truly naïve he is once ensconced in the evils of modern finance. As directed by MTV Simon Yin, Hong Kong looks like Las Vegas on crystal and though the film was written before the debacle of Wall Street, its selfish characters, predict the greed that is yet to come.

Mr. Ting,  who had worked mostly in IT before this debut had never made a film and was really a novice. But he discovered he loved acting at Cornell and wanted to tell a story he knew something about…and could act in. The dream dug in deep and it was his passion and excitement that brought Linus Roach to the project. Mr. Roach, too, is following his dream, by beginning the process of producing a flm he firmly believes in..the life story of Jesuit priest and innovator-philospher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Perhaps they saw the dreams in each other.

 

Ting then was able to go out and raise the money after his first commitment from Mr. Roach.  Ting insists he is really a ‘simple’ guy, but one who totally goes the mile to reach his vision.

Great choices in music and  as morality tales go, he tells a true one.

The film opens this August 10th in New York City and across North America..

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Written by nancykoan

August 3, 2012 at 2:37 am

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