2015 going on 2016

A quick update:

I'm currently an MFA Screenwriting student at California State University of Northridge

My first year here and first time living in the LA area. I'm really liking the program so far and also enjoying exploring the city and meeting new people.

From writing, I'm getting a stronger sense of my own voice and what I want to say. It's been humbling and inspiring at the same time.

Also, Advantageous has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award! It's competing alongside some incredible films.

Still developing some personal short films, one of which is "Moment". I finally finalized an edit for festival submission. Here's a still:

Moment (2015): Chari Chuang as Charlotte. Photo by Brian Chow.

Moment (2015): Chari Chuang as Charlotte. Photo by Brian Chow.

Till next time!

- JYS

Advantageous Official Trailer and Theatrical/Netflix Premiere!

Hi All!

Big things are happening for Advantageous!

Here's a letter from the director Jennifer Phang and the Advantageous team with some major updates:


Dear Friends,

I'm writing to let you all know that I have officially completed my second feature film Advantageous! In case you missed it, our sci-fi mother-daughter story premiered at Sundance in January winning a Special Jury Award, and The Verge announced that Netflix picked up the film for an exclusive worldwide streaming deal in all NETFLIX territories. NETFLIX will also carry an exclusive director's commentary with me and my senior visual effects supervisor, Catherine Tate (Beasts of the Southern Wild), discussing the process of making a visual effects-dependent science fiction film on a budget. You can view the official trailer of Advantageous here!

 

Here are some review quotes about the film:  

"ADVANTAGEOUS pulls off a host of impressive feats: It uses a predominantly Asian-American cast to tell a story about the disenfranchisement of women in a mildly dystopian future that, on its face, looks like progress in every way." - Wired Magazine

“You feel the need both to talk to someone immediately and to greedily horde the experience for yourself.” – The Verge


I am now less than three weeks away from our big launch in both New York and San Francisco. While we are counting down the clock, here are some noteworthy events happening leading up to the release: 

  • Thursday, June 18th – We are playing at the Niagara Film Fest in Ontario, Canada! Check it out here.  
  • Sunday, June 21st – New York City Premiere at the BAMcinemaFest. Buy your tickets here
  • Tuesday, June 23rd – NETFLIX worldwide release!
  • Friday, June 26th – Our highly anticipated NYC theatrical release at Cinema Village with Director & Special Guests Q&A! Navigate to tickets here.
  • Friday, June 26th – Advantageous opens in San Francisco at Little Roxie! You can find tickets here.
  • Sunday, June 28th – San Francisco Special Screening at BIG ROXIE with Director & Special Guests Q&A! Click here to buy tickets.    

In order to spread the word as far and wide as possible, I do need help from friends. If you are willing, please consider using your various social media platforms and share the trailer as well as our upcoming events. These last few weeks are vital for getting the word out, so anything you can do to help would mean a great deal to me and my cast and crew! Here are some example tweets or posts:

If you live near New York City: 
Sci-fi story about real world events? Amazing. Taking my girls to Cinema Village 6/26 http://bit.ly/1ItxVqv #advantageous #scifi #feminist @Beyonce

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area: 
A Sundance favorite. Taking mom to see this at The Roxie on 6/28 http://bit.ly/1ItxVqv #advantageous #scifi #feminist @SFist

Everywhere else:
You'd love this Aunt Barb! On NETFLIX June 23rd! http://bit.ly/1ItxVqv #advantageous @Phangvantageous 

My Twitter: @Phangvantageous
Film Twitter: @advantageousme
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Advantageous
 
Thank you so much for anything you can do to help. I can’t wait to see you at the cinema!
 
With love,
Jennifer Phang