"Swingin'", the film project by Guo Shang-Sing, has made it onto the shortlist for the 2018 film fund "Kaohsiung Shorts".
Organized by Kaohsiung Film Archive, the fund rewards the projects that are based on Kaohsiung with local features, and intends to break the norm and traditions. To date, more than 40 films have been produced, and presented at domestic and international film festivals, with many of them receiving awards.
The winners are to be announced by the end of November.
Acer today announced that two of its short films have won the prestigious Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017. The awarded films include one titled Making Dreams Possible, directed by Maxine Lu and Guo Shang-Sing of Beach House Pictures.
This short film is based on the true stories of three young individuals from China, Philippines and South Africa. While they hail from different backgrounds, they share common aspirations for improving themselves and their communities. With the help from Acer, their dreams are one step closer to becoming reality.
This year, Red Dot received over 8,000 submissions from 50 countries and all projects were assessed individually by an independent and international expert jury in a process spanning several days. The Red Dot Award: Communication Design thus stands more than ever for one of the most renowned evaluation platforms for good design and creativity.
Ma Ching-Chung, a Golden Bell Award nominee, directs Guo Shang-Sing and Hsu Yuan-Kang in his newly written short “L’attente l’oubli”, a story about a film director’s fighting between reality and imagination for both his creative writing and the relationship with a rising actor.
Ku Yung-Yen and Guo Shang-Sing rehearse under Yvonne Yu-Fang Li’s direction for “A New Lease of Life”. Ku plays a young girl Ai (Love) who develops the consciousness of her desires by working closely with a male director on a film. Guo plays the director that mentors her. The show premiers on April 21st.
Guo Shang-Sing takes the leading role voice acting for “A Night Bus”, an animation by award-winning director Hsieh Wen-Ming. The film is sponsored by National Cultural and Arts Foundation and set to premier by 2018.
Guo Shang-Sing returns to Muzi Playground for the leading role in “A New Lease of Life”, a play written and directed by Yvonne Yu-Fang Li, which will premier in Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre on April 21st this year.
While conducting a field research for his feature project, Guo Shang-Sing takes a snap shot of a crime scene where seven people, including three teenagers and a pregnant woman, were shot dead by armed masked men looking for a drug suspect in Caloocan, Philippines.
Guo Shang-Sing speaks at National Pingtung University today. In the morning session, he speaks about his personal experiences and growth in filmmaking of the past “10 Years— Not a Dream”. In the afternoon session, he speaks further about his vision and goals in “20, 30, 40 Years in Film Industry”. Professor Amy Chu warmly moderates both sessions when the audience responds favorably.
Acer has released a short “How History Influences Future Technologies and People” for the 40th anniversary campaign directed by Maxine Lu and Guo Shang-Sing. Guo is really proud to have worked on this ambitious project with Maxine and Beach House Pictures.
Acer has released a teaser for the 40th anniversary campaign directed by Maxine Lu and Guo Shang-Sing.
Acer has released “Real People, Inspiring Stories” for the 40th anniversary campaign directed by Maxine Lu and Guo Shang-Sing.
Guo Shang-Sing directs Afrikaner rapper Jack Parow taking some motorcycle tracking shots with his Harley Davidson in Cape Town South Africa. It is for the Acer’s 40th anniversary campaign produced by Beach House Pictures.
“Merryland”, a play written by Piko Tseng and directed by Guo Shang-Sing, premieres in Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre in Taipei. It is, among others, the best play selected in the 5th annual Reading for You Festival. Guo not only directs but also performs as the narrator throughout. The Golden Bell winner for the best supporting actress Huang Rou-Min and the Artistic Director of Muzi Playground Yvonne Yu-Fang Lee have formally made their comeback tonight. The audience favorably reacts to Don Don Dong-Lin Lee’s debut performance.
Body Phase Studio and Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre launch the 5th annual Reading for You Festival in Taipei. The Studio invites Guo Shang-Sing to direct “Merryland”, a play freshly written by Piko Tseng, which will premier on June 11th this year.
“West of Taiwan, East of Asia: a study of Asian Experimental Film”, a hardcover edited by Tony Chun-Hui Wu, is now published by Le Ganges Edition and available in limited bookstores. Guo Shang-Sing translates two academic articles from English to Chinese for the book.
Lu Yi-Ching, a two-time winner at Asia-Pacific Film Festival for the best supporting actress; a Golden Bell and Taipei Award winner for the best actress; a long-term collaborator of Tsai Ming-Liang, speaks at Shih-Hsin University this morning. Guo Shang-Sing moderates the panel discussion. The audiences adore Lu as much as they adore her personae in films.
Guo Shang-Sing performs a ten-minute monologue “Mosaic”, written by himself, in the afternoon at Ten-Year Exhibition—Discourse on the Future at Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre.
"GUO Shang-Sing's work shows great ambition in the visual styles and themes. The saturated color defamiliarizes the country landscapes of Taiwan for local audiences, and yet the long, cold gaze into the characters is reminiscent of the spirit of Taiwanese New Wave—especially that of Edward YANG—a tragic revelation to the absurdity of a disciplinary society." — excerpt from "Sing, Love, Taiwan" written by CHO Tingwu
Tra le proiezioni pomeridiane che parlano di bambini: "How I learned to tell a lie" (Come ho imparato a mentire) del regista di Taiwan Shang-Sing Guo ha ricevuto la Menzione speciale della giuria al Los Angeles Asian Pacific Festival.
2013.01.16French ladies can't wait to see "Kong Peh Tshat or: How I Learned to Tell a Lie"!