Category Archives: Fundraising Trailer

December 1 to 31, 2011 — Producer/Director Robin Lung Featured on Career Changers TV

Although I’m more com­fort­able being behind the cam­era than in front of it, I agreed to be pro­filed on OC 16’s Career Chang­ers TV show in order to get the word out about FINDING KUKAN.  Pro­duc­er Rich Figel and Cameraman/Editor Stan Chang man­aged to boil my life of job-hop­ping down to a suc­cinct 4 min­utes or so.  Even bet­ter, the lead in and out of the piece made peo­ple real­ly want to see the work-in-progress trail­er and learn more about KUKAN.  The show airs through Decem­ber on dig­i­tal chan­nel 16 or 1016 in Hawaii.  The show is rebroad­cast Fri 2:30pm, Sat 6:30pm, Sun 12:30am, Mon 9:00am, and Wed 2pm and Thur 8:30pm through Decem­ber.  If you can’t catch it, here is a low res­o­lu­tion version.


You can see the nice lead up to the trail­er here.  And a fab­u­lous arti­cle Rich wrote about “The Mys­tery of Li Ling-Ai” here.

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October 19, 2011 — FINDING KUKAN Excerpts Screen at Evening with Jiang Wen

Two work-in-progress excerpts from FINDING KUKAN (one in its first pub­lic show­ing) will screen as the “open­ing act” for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i spon­sored Evening with Jiang Wen, the famous Chi­nese actor/director who is in Hawai‘i as the fea­tured film­mak­er for the 2011 Hawai‘i Int­ter­na­tion­al Film Festival.


flyer for October 19, 2011 FINDING KUKAN Screening

Fly­er for FINDING KUKAN Screen­ing at Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i spon­sored Evening With Jiang Wen

The evening should be a very spe­cial one, and bound to bring great expo­sure to FINDNG KUKAN.  Check it out if you are in the area.or pass the word on to oth­ers.  Note that the screen­ing is free, but you need a tick­et to get in the door.  They expect a capac­i­ty crowd, so get your tick­ets ear­ly.  They are avail­able at UH Moore Hall 417.

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May 16, 2011 — Bryan Pearson Records Narration for Fundraising Trailer

British stage actor Bryan Pear­son stepped in to record a few lines of nar­ra­tion for the Find­ing KUKAN fundrais­ing trail­er cur­rent­ly in its final edit.


Finding KUKAN narrator Bryan Pearson

Bryan Pear­son and Robin Lung go over lines of nar­ra­tion for the FINDING KUKAN fundrais­ing trailer.


Bri­an refers to him­self as the “orig­i­nal Ter­mi­na­tor” since he played Thor in the 1959 cult clas­sic Teenagers from Out­er Space under his stage name Bryan Grant.


Bryan Pearson aka Bryan Grant as Thor

Bryan Pear­son aka Bryan Grant as Thor in TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE


I found Bri­an through a fas­ci­nat­ing loop of con­nec­tions that start­ed off when I inter­viewed war-time Chungk­ing jour­nal­ist Wing Yung Emery and sis­ter of Choy Wai Chuen, the first Chi­nese man to play at Wim­ble­don in 1948. The loop of con­nec­tion was made pos­si­ble by the dili­gence of Chris Essex, web­mas­ter for Fram­ling­ham Col­lege alum­ni. Fram­ling­ham was the prep acad­e­my that Choy Wai Chuen and Bryan Pear­son both went to.

Anoth­er eye-open­ing zig in the amaz­ing zig-zag jour­ney I’ve had since find­ing KUKAN.

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January 2011 — Work on the Fundraising Trailer Begins

Ron Darby on set

Ron Dar­by sets up for an interview

Cam­era­man Ron Dar­by and Pro­duc­er Robin Lung begin film­ing inter­views and b‑roll in Hawaii for the Find­ing KUKAN fundrais­ing trailer.

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October 2010 — Mayor’s Office Awards Grant

Find­ing KUKAN receives a grant from the Hon­olu­lu May­or’s Office of Cul­ture and the Arts to pro­duce a fundrais­ing and out­reach trail­er for the film!

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