IN POST-PRODUCTION

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chineserails

We are currently editing Riding Rails in China, Part 2. The show takes two American travelers, Chris and Sarah, to China on a trip via the Chinese railway system from Beijing to three major cities in northeast China. They travel to Shenyang, Changchun, and Harbin. The program is a follow up to Riding Rails in China where two Americans rode the Chinese rails to southern China in 2004.

PREMIERE SCREENING - SEARCHING FOR ROOTS IN CANTON

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SFRCPremiere

The director's cut of Searching for Roots in Canton premiered at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District on Saturday, April 28th. It was well received by over 400 audience members. A Q&A with the documentary's director and executive producer, Duffy Wang, fellow travelers, Alana Woods Chan, Nathan Fong, and Al Cheng was moderated by Steven Owyang from Friends of Roots. Duffy Wang said, "I have over 21 years of experience working on documentaries about Chinese culture and the making of this documentary has been the most profound experience I've had!" D3 Productions, Inc. received an overwhelming amount of praise:

"What a powerful documentary!" - Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco

"Great piece and I look forward to its success across the PBS network." - Jack H. Schwartz, CBS Local Media KPIX/KBCW

"…excellent film!" - Ryan Chahanovich, Producer & Creative Strategist

"Loved it! Cried happy tears." - Jason Lew, Viewer

"This was an amazing film. I enjoyed it tremendously. Smiled, laughed and cried." - Kay Speaks, Viewer

"I wanted to tell you how touched I was by the Roots [Searching for Roots in Canton] Documentary. It was really bold to confront racism and feelings of shame the way you did. It is such a taboo subject but you guys [D3 Productions, Inc.] handled it with a certain elegance and thoughtfulness. Watching Alana, I remember how I felt about my Mexican heritage before and after living in Mexico. It is a huge burden to feel ashamed and the relief in coming to terms with ones own identity is magical. That really came through in the production." - Jude Gabbard, Fashion Designer

"The Searching for Roots in Canton Preview was fantastic! It was tearful, humorous, and touched everyone in the audience! Great job-Congrats to all that put the preview gathering together!" - Kailey Wong, Viewer

"I was thoroughly 'thrilled to high heaven' with the premiere of the fantastic film, Searching for Roots in Canton. What an incredible masterpiece it is." - Marjorie Quon, Viewer

"Loved the documentary, very moving perspective of their rooting experience!" - Angelina Yu, Viewer

"Wonderful and very moving show." - Wei & Peter Rasmussen, Viewer

"This program was absolutely wonderful! It was excellent in every particular, and the message was universal. Congratulations to you and everyone involved!" - Carol Peckham, Viewer

"Wonderful documentary! Moving, sentimental journey to find one's roots, and finally making the connection. The direction and cinematography are both first rate, so is the elegant background music. The 2 leads, Alana and Nathan, deserve much credit. They are articulate, genuine and photogenic. Thanks to Al Cheng and everyone who brought the project off the ground. In fact, it soars." - Louis Chan, Viewer

COMING SOON- TEA LANDS OF CHINA

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TeaLandsofChina MarkVictoria coming-soon

We just got back from China where we traveled to Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province (Eastern China) where they specialize in Longjin (dragon well) tea (a green tea) and Yunnan Province (Southwest China near the border of Burma, Laos, and Vietnam), the land of Pu'er tea with our documentary participants, Mark and Victoria. 

IN PRE-PRODUCTION - SEPTEMBER 2012 SHOOT

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Terracotta

We are currently doing pre-production planning for our next documentary in our STEP INTO CHINA series, where we will take an SF Bay Area archaeologist and an architect to Xi'an, China for two weeks in September. Xi’an City, located in central China, is the capital of Shaanxi Province and is one of the oldest cities in China, with over 3,100 years of history. It is the starting point of the ancient Silk Road (eastern end), home to the Terracotta Army, and has a rich architectural history spanning several Chinese dynasties. Xi'an has also served as the capital for 11 Chinese dynasties, more then any other city in China. We are currently looking for an architect and archaeologist to join our crew.

IN PRODUCTION - HOME OF THE TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

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01 michelle-alex-picWe selected two archaeologists from the San Francisco Bay Area for our next documentary, Home of the Terracotta Warriors. Michelle St. Clair from Pacific Legacy in Berkeley and Alex Baer from University of California Berkeley will join our crew as we travel to Xi'an, China in the Shaanxi Province. Xi'an is considered the heart of Chinese civilization, serving as the capital to more than 13 Chinese dynasties. It is also recognized as the source of major archaeological discoveries across the world including the 3rd century B.C.E. Terracotta Warriors and the Ban Po Village from the Neolithic Era. As American archaeologists, Michelle and Alex will bring a fresh perspective to our television viewers as they experience this ancient world.