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Take 3

Short Film (Full Length) – 2007

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Ingeniously unfolding three tales in unison, Take 3 follows a trio of young asian-Kiwi actors on one horrifying day of auditions. Director Roseanne Liang (My Wedding and Other Secrets) mines comedy from the competitive, cookie-cutter world of casting, while questioning the way minority actors are asked to perpetuate old-fashioned stereotypes. The stars are My Wedding lead Michelle Ang, Katlyn Wong (comedy A Thousand Apologies), and Li Ming Hu (Shortland Street doctor Li Mei Chen). Take 3 won special mention in the Generation 14plus section at Berlin film fest.

... and he fires one back at you. Bam! Dodge them. Jump. Jump higher. Ok spin around.
– Casting director (Michael Lowe), giving acting instructions to an increasingly bewildered Michelle Ang

Key Cast & Crew

Michelle Ang

As: Melanie Shum

Roseanne Liang

Director, Writer, Editor

Owen Hughes

Producer

Richard Thompson

As: Casting Director Bootygirls

Michael Lowe

As: Casting Director Ninja

Toby Sharpe

As: Casting Director Lollipop Ad

See all 17 credits

Produced by

Frame Up Films

Acknowledgements

Made in association with the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission.

Music

Music composed by Andrew McDowell
Closing song 'Walk My Way' composed by Andrew McDowell and Florence Hartigan. Sung by Hartigan, backed by Andrew McDowell, Scott McDowell and Derek Browne.

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