25/09/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Immedium is publishing Robot Stories and More Screenplays by writer and director Greg Pak. Featuring a foreword by playwright David Henry Hwang, best known as the author of M. Butterfly, this book collects Pak's film scripts for the first time.
The lead screenplay Robot Stories was Pak's first feature film which has screened theatrically worldwide, won 35 film festival awards, and is now available on DVD and VHS by Kino International.
The film Robot Stories had four stories starring Tamlyn Tomita (Joy Luck Club, Babylon 5) and Sab Shimono (The Big Hit, Suture) in which humans struggle to connect in a world of the near future. Appealing to fans of fantasy, film, and a rising Asian-American writer, the book contains the same intertwined tales:
- My Robot Baby: a couple must care for a robot baby before they adopt a human child.
- The Robot Fixer: a mother tries to connect with her dying son by completing his toy robot collection.
- Machine Love: an office worker android learns that he, too, needs love.
- Clay: an old sculptor must choose between a natural death and digital immortality.
Robot Stories and More Screenplays also includes other scripts that span Pak's burgeoning career: Mouse; Cat Fight Tonight; Corporis Vesalius; and Asian Pride Porn and All Amateur Ecstasy, two short films which are among the most watched downloads on AtomFilms.com. The book features an original introduction and commentary by the author on each screenplay, plus cast photographs and a glossary of terms.
Greg Pak has won the 2002 IFP Market Pipedream Screenwriting Award, 2003 Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, and a Student Academy Award. He was the cinematographer of The Personals, an Academy Award winning short documentary, and was recently named one of "25 Filmmakers to Watch" by Filmmaker Magazine. Currently Greg is writing for Marvel Comics for the titles Warlock, the X-men mini-series Phoenix: Endsong, "Ironman: House of M", and "1602: New World".
Physical co-ordinates are ISBN: 1-59702-000-1 and virtual co-ordinates over at www.immedium.com
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