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One More

Monday, September 28th, 2009
I’ve been out in New York for vacation and sent my submission to Tribeca from The Bowery Hotel.

Three More

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I’ve been using Withoutabox for my latest submissions and it’s been making the process very smooth.

Altogether, the submission fees, burning of DVD’s, shipping and packaging came to be over $120. Spendy.

Slowly, but surely

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

I squeezed in some time last month to send Lick out to four festivals and one of them was so kind they discounted my entry fee to $20. Thank you!

I submitted the film before the early bird deadline, so I’m hoping the Programmers can take note of it before thousands of more entries come piling in! I probably won’t hear back from these festivals until the end of the year or early next year since they’re 2010 festivals.

Director’s Reel 2009

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Director’s Reel 2009

Selected Works:
Restaurant | Short Film
Big Papes | Short Documentary
Keep Pushin’ by Kero One | Music Video
Optimist, Pessimist by Caves | Music Video
Lick | Short Film

Here is a collage of some of Johnny Le’s work. Enjoy.

Recap on PSISF

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Towards the end of last month, I went on a week long trip with Jerylyn and headed south to Palm Springs, California. There I witnessed the world premiere of my short film, Lick. The Official Selection of the 2009 Palm Springs International Shortfest debuted alongside 315 films from over 40 countries. We stayed for a good four days at the Ace Hotel (Thanks to Connie Wohn). This is the first festival for me to attend as a director, so it was an amazing experience. I’ve never seen so many good short films back to back.

A handful of programs I was able to see: Films for Families, Peak Performance, Shooting Stars, and Amazing Animation.

Some of my favorite films:

This is Her

Juiced and Jazzed

Lost and Found


The Bread


Cigarette Candy


The Cello

The Mouse That Soared

The programmers panel had some good insight directly from festival programmers on how they selected their films. I hope I can send my films to them soon.

Kodak’s “Stop By. Shoot Film.” was awesome. Jerylyn and I got the chance to shoot with Super16 on a Aaton camera. I cannot wait for the compilation DVD they send of the film shot from the festival.

On the drive back to Portland, Jerylyn and I drove by Los Angeles for a five hour tour (saw the MJ Star, Hollywood Sign and Elliott Smith “Figure 8” wall). San Francisco had to be hit up as well so we stopped by to visit my cousins and friends. The roadtrip ended being a real nice break from the constant work and school leading up to it.

All in all, I feel very honored to have taken part in the festival. Now that I’m an alumni, I’ll need to step it up and make another short. :)

If you haven’t known, Lick has been written up at Studio Nemo and The Asian Reporter.

Palm Springs

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

The Palm Springs International Shortfest has been a really fun experience so far. Associate Producer Jerylyn Brei and I arrivevd into Palm Springs at around 2AM Friday morning. We drove all the way from Portland, OR to the desert. There are so many great films screening at this festival. It is unbelievable. I am so honored to be apart of this.

Here’s a few that are super good: Mutt, Lost and Found, The MisInventions of Milo Weatherby, The Cello, The Mouse That Soared and the list goes on.

Thanks to Connie Wohn, we’re staying at the beautiful Ace Hotel.

Lick was first to screen during the Films for Families program and it was received very well. The 10:30AM screening was early, but there was a good attendance which I’m thankful for. On Sunday night at 6:00PM,  the Closing Night Awards Gala is announcing the winners at the Camelot Theatres. See you around.

The Asian Reporter

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

The Asian Reporter | June 23rd, 2009

Writer, Director Johnny Le has been written up in page 11 of the latest issue of The Asian Reporter. Download the whole PDF to read the issue in its entirety. :)

World Premiere

Monday, June 8th, 2009

I’m proud to announce that Lick got accepted and will have its world premiere in Palm Springs, CA at the 2009 Palm Springs International Shortfest and Film Market. So happy! :)

The dates for the festival are June 23rd – 29th.

Lick will be screening Saturday, June 27 at 10:30AM in Camelot Theatres
as part of the FILMS FOR FAMILIES program.

Toyland screened in 2008 and went up to win an Oscar at the 2008 Academy Awards so I am super stoked to have this film take part in a festival that is competitive and is all about showcasing the best of the best.

The complete schedule won’t be up until Sunday, the 14th. I’m booking the flight this week. I don’t want to miss out. I’ll be down there to see the film on the big screen so follow me @licktheshort or @chadachi to see what I’m up to.

Thanks everyone for the hard work to make this film happen! :)

Update for May

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

There are some good prospects ahead in the coming weeks for Lick. The past month has been spent completing the Electronic Press Kit and finally closing the books for the film. The DVD covers have been printed and the DVD is on it’s last steps before getting mastered and duplicated. Colorcubic is currently working on the Victor poster of the film. 10.DEEP better be on the lookout (you’ll be getting a package from me soon). :)

An HD trailer is currently being worked by editor Sarah Minor which looks great! Also, the ‘School Day’ teaser is officially on imdb.

The next festivals to send to (once some funds roll in) are HIFF and London International Film Festival. It looks like the festivals in 2010 are already setting an early bird deadline. At this point, baby steps is a good way to go as funding and budgets are limited. I can’t complain though.

Victor in Keep Pushin’

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Director Johnny Le recently finished production for Kero One‘s upcoming single “Keep Pushin'” for his new LP Early Believer.

Victor in Keep Pushin'

Here’s a snapshot from a scene he’s featured in. As always looking fresh and so clean.