Redress Remix

May 25, 2010

Role: Project Manager, Research & Development, Production Assistant

Produced by Stitch Media for OMNI TV and supported by CHRP, OMNI, Bell Broadcast & New Media Fund

Redress Remix is an award winning* project comprised of a 3 part documentary series and interactive living documentary.

Redress Remix tackles one of the most controversial Canadian government decisions of our time: the official 2006 apology to the Chinese Canadian community for the Head Tax and Exclusion Act of 1923.

The documentary film uses a unique approach that includes animation techniques, newly composed music and testimonial interviews, to reveal to audiences the events that shaped the Redress movement and led to the official Government apology and its influence on a new generation of Chinese Canadians.

The interactive web project, developed in conjunction with the film, allows Canadians to contribute to the national dialogue on the issue through a ground-breaking ‘living documentary’ experience.

As a member of the interactive production team I took on several responsibilities during the development and production of Redress Remix. Most notably, I was the project manager for the interactive component, managing a large creative team over multiple cities and time zones.

Throughout the project I also developed the 180º stop motion shooting method with photographer May Truong (as seen in the interactive portraits), assisted on the cross-Canada film shoot (traveling to Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, and Halifax), and helped develop the front end user experience for the interactive design. I was also responsible for the planning and execution of private screenings in Vancouver and Toronto.

The documentary is produced by Victoria Ha for Stitch Media and Executive produced by David Smith of S & S Productions with support from OMNI Television and the participation of CHRP Canada.  The interactive site is produced by Evan Jones for Stitch Media Inc. in association with the Bell New Media Fund and OMNI’s Independent Producers Initiative.

* Redress Remix has won the TSV Visionary Award at the 2010 Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, Best in Education from the 2010 Applied Arts interactive awards, Best in Canadian Culture from the 2010 Canadian New Media Awards, and was nominated for Best Interactive Production from the 2010 History Makers Awards.

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