Ting, Emily

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Emily Ting
Emily Ting

Emily Ting studied filmmaking at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her first work upon graduation was the short film Unbound Feet (2001), about a Chinese woman’s reaction to her daughter wanting to get a divorce. It became a finalist at the 2002 Zoiefilm Festival, and was also shown at the Chicago Asian American Film Festival. Her film company Unbound Feet Productions was also founded in 2001 and is named after this first short film. Ting worked for several years at the documentary distribution company Docurama in New York. She also turned towards making her own documentaries. Her first feature-length documentary was What’s Love Got to Do with It? (2002), a look at arranged marriages as practiced within the American-born Desi community. She also made a documentary short about college graduates facing unemployment entitled Reality Check (2006). In 2007, Ting found herself being requested by her father to return to Hong Kong in order to learn how to run the family business, a sprawling toy manufacturing empire. She complied but chose to document the process in her intimate film, Family Inc. (2008). Ting’s latest project, It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2014), is a feature-length drama set in Hong Kong starring Hollywood actors Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg.

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Feature Films:

RoleTitle (English)Title (Chinese)Year
Director
Writer
Go Back to ChinaN/A2019
Director
Producer
Writer
It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (Trailer)N/A2015
Co-producer with Stephen SeuttingerA Year and Change (Trailer)N/A2015
Executive producerMan From Reno (Trailer)N/A2014
Co-executive producerLand Ho! (Trailer)N/A2014
Associate producerPit Stop (Trailer)N/A2013
ProducerThe KitchenN/A2012
Director
Producer
Family Inc.N/A2008
Associate producerThe Big Bad SwimN/A2006

Shorts: 

RoleTitle (English)Title (Chinese)Year
Executive producerThe LadderN/A2013
DirectorThe Distance BetweenN/A2012
Director
Producer
Reality CheckN/A2006
Director
Producer
One Night StandN/A2004
Director
Producer
What’s Love Got To Do With It?N/A2002
Director
Producer
Writer
Unbound FeetN/A2001
Director
Producer
Writer
The KitchenN/A2001
DirectorFamily Inc.N/A2008
ProducerThe Big Bad SwimN/A2006

 

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Go Back to China (2019)

Indiewire – ‘Go Back to China’ Review: Emily Ting’s Winning Fish-Out-of-Water Coming-of-Age Comedy

SCMP – Go Back to China marks return of film director Emily Ting, inspired by her stint in the family business

The Hollywood Reporter – Verve Signs ‘Go Back to China’ Filmmaker Emily Ting

It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015):

Indiewire – LAFF 2015 Women Directors: Meet Emily Ting – ‘It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

SCMP – New movie that makes everyone fall in love with Hong Kong

A Year and Change (2015):

myMCMedia – Independent Movie ‘A Year and Change’ Films in Montgomery County (YouTube)

Man From Reno (2014): 

Bad Ass Digest – Fantastic Fest Review: MAN FROM RENO Is A Very Strong, Very Regular Modern Noir

Eye for Film – Man From Reno

Indiewire – LAFF Review: Pepe Serna is a Standout in Ambiguous Detective Noir ‘Man from Reno’

LA Times – LAFF 2014: A cross-cultural mystery in ‘Man From Reno’

The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Man from Reno’: LAFF Review

Twitch Film – LA Film Fest 2014: Watch This First Clip From Dave Boyle’s MAN FROM RENO

Variety – Film Review: ‘Man From Reno’

Land Ho! (2014):

Indiewire – Sundance Review: How the Road Trip Dramedy ‘Land Ho,’ From Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens, Transcends Clichés

Observer – In ‘Land Ho!,’ a Pair of Kooky Old Men Share an Excellent Adventure in Iceland

The A.V. Club – Two old friends stay forever young in the Sundance-approved Land Ho!

The Hollywood Reporter – Land Ho!: Sundance Review

The New York Times – Guys With Lots of Mileage, on the Road

The Slant Magazine – Land Ho!

The Village Voice – Land Ho!, a Buddy Road Trip Through Iceland

Pit Stop (2013):

Cinema Beach – Sundance Review: A ‘Pit Stop’ Worth Visiting

Next Project – Inside Out Festival Review: Pit Stop (2013)

The Hollywood Reporter – Pit Stop: Sundance Review

The Movable Fest – SUNDANCE ’13 REVIEW: YEN TAN MAKES SURE YOU CAN’T DRIVE PAST THE MOVING “PIT STOP”

Variety – Review: ‘Pit Stop’

The Kitchen (2012):

Film School Rejects – The Kitchen

Movie Boozer – The Kitchen (2012)

Twithch Film – Gen Art Film Festival 2012 Review: THE KITCHEN

Family Inc. (2008):

Education Review Online – Family Inc. 

Indiewire – FESTIVALS | Going for the Maverick; Cinequest ‘Empowers’ 18th Edition

Teen Ink – All the family’s business

USC US – China Institute – Family Inc.

Variety – Review: ‘Family Inc.’

One Night Stand (2004):

Montage Film Review – Short Film Review: ‘One Night Stand’ 2004 (dir. Emily Ting)

Others:

New Filmmakers LA – NFMLA Moviemaker Magazine Interview w/ Dir.Emily Ting (YouTube)

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Facebook page:
– A Year and Change Movie
– It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong
– Pit Stop

Official website:
Land Ho!
Man From Reno
Pit Stop
– A Year and Change Movie

Personal website of Emily Ting

IMDB – Emily Ting

Unbound Feet

Vimeo – Emily Ting

Reel Women Hong Kong – Gala Premiere: Filmmakers will be present at the post-screening Q&A!

(Last Update: 26 August 2019)

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