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Tze Chun and Bryan Cranston

Director Tze Chun came up big in 2010 with his debut Sundance drama Children of Invention, which he also self-distributed. Now he’s back with his recently-released sophomore effort Cold Comes The Night, starring none other than America’s darling bad-boy Bryan Cranston. Read on for our interview with the filmmaker as he discusses what it’s like to build on his humble indie roots. More »

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Tze Chun’s Children of Invention premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, journeying on to play 45 more festivals and picking up dozens of awards along the way. Variety called the film “austerely poetic,” Filmcritic.com said Chun elicited “touching performances from two pint-size leads,” and the New York Times called it “a modestly scaled, quietly effective independent movie…a fine feature debut.” Chun and producer Mynette Louie decided to self-distribute the film, releasing Children of Invention theatrically in eight cities in 2010. In this interview, I talk with Chun about the autobiographical nature of COI, as well as TV writing and self-distribution. If you haven’t had a chance to see the film, the deluxe edition of Children of Invention is now available on DVD; here’s the trailer. More »