2009. 15 minutes, color. In a world in which catastrophic global warming has become reality, a jaded government undersecretary (Tim Kang) flirts with a scientist (Betty Gilpin) and ends up embroiled in a radical conspiracy to save the planet -- by transforming the human race itself.
A parable about change, both personal and political, from award-winning director Greg Pak, "Mister Green" launches online in March 2010 as part of the ITVS Futurestates series.
Mason Park - Tim Kang
Gloria Holtzer - Betty Gilpin
Man in Bar - Greg Pak
Staffer - Reyna de Courcy
President of the United States - Ron Scott
Answering Machine Voice - David Libby
Concierge Voice - Tina Marie Casamento
Written and directed by Greg Pak
Produced by Karin Chien
Executive Producer for ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer
Co-Producer: Blake Ashman-Kipervaser
Associate Producer: Derek Nguyen
Cinematography by Sam Chase
Production Designer: Ola Maslik
Visual Effects Artist: Robert A. Morris
Music by David Libby
Casting by Susan Shopmaker and Randi Glass
Colorist and Post Finishing Supervisor - Paul McCarthy
Sound Design and Mix - Daniel Perlin
"Mister Green" is a co-production of Pak Man Productions, Ltd. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
UPDATE: FREE USB drives containing issue #1 of Greg Pak's "Vision Machine" comic will be given out at the Brave New Worlds signing and "A Conversation with Greg Pak" event!
Filmmaker and comic book writer Greg Pak hits Philadelphia for three big events on Saturday, October 23. Here's the full, updated schedule!
1:00 to 3:00 pm
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival screens Greg Pak's award-winning short film "Mister Green" at 1 pm in "Shorts Program 2: Visions" at the Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street. Click here for full details.
6:00 to 7:30 pm
The PAAFF awards Pak a special award at a FREE program entitled "A Conversation with Greg Pak" at the Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut St). Here's the info from the official website:
PAAFF is excited to present a free special event with Greg Pak, award-winning director of â€œRobot Storiesâ€ and Marvel Comics writer (â€Hulkâ€). Greg will be in attendance for live Q&A and will also be receiving the PAAFFâ€™10 Emerging Voice Award. Moderated by Lorraine Ballard Morrill â€“ Clear Channel Radio
Want free tickets to see Greg Pak's "Mister Green" at this weekend's Asian American International Film Festival in NYC? Here's the scoop from AsianAmericanFilm.com on how to get 'em:
All you have to do is follow aafilm on Twitter. Then send a tweet asking for tickets to one of the following shorts programs: "It's a Little Bit Funny," "Back to the Future," or "Untold Stories." Click here for more about the programs.
["Back to the Future" is the program featuring "Mister Green."]
Then we'll send you a direct message back via Twitter to seal the deal and you'll be off to the movies!
Pak said he began outlining the story for Mister Green in 2008 during the election. With talk of â€œchange in the air,â€ he found himself thinking how hard change really is, and that nobody wants to really change on a personal level or in any way at all. To him, the idea of fundamental change is something weâ€™re inevitably going to have to face within the next generation, and science fiction is a safe place to try out different ideas about what real change might entail. This was a chance for him to take this notion to the biggest extreme he could build around the topic of climate change and global warming. People have given him different reactions on his film. One friend told him that he found it to be really optimistic, while someone else said it was a horrifying vision of the future.
Greg Pak's short film "Mister Green" will screen at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York City on Friday, July 16, at 7:30 pm. For the full scoop and to buy tickets, visit the official festival website.
2010.06.30 - "Mister Green" in NYC - Woodstock in the City
June 30 - WFF's WOODSTOCK IN THE CITY SERIES, presents
FUTURESTATES - a compilation of shorts
How will Americans live in the 21st century? Which political and social issues will have dire consequences in 10 or 20 years? On Wednesday, June 30th, at 7:30PM at 92Y Tribeca, the Woodstock Film Festival and 92Y Tribeca are proud to present five inspired short films, created by visionary independent filmmakers (including WFF alum Tze Chun), that comment on our contemporary world by depicting a series of dystopian never-never lands of the near future.
Films will include:
Mister Green by Greg Pak won the Best Short Film Award at the Sci Fi London Film Festival.
The Rise by Garret Williams features an older couple that must forego their dreams of retirement.
Silver Sling by WFF Alum, Tze Chun has corporations offering to pay for chemically accelerated surrogate births.
Tent City by Aldo Velasco takes place in a world where housing is granted only to the powerful.
Tia And Marco by Annie J. Howell shows us a world in which all American citizens in good health are required to serve one year in a government job.
A Q&A with participating filmmakers will follow the screening.
FUTURESTATES is a co-production of the Independent Television Service (ITVS)
2010.06.04 - 06.14 - "Mister Green" at the Ohio Independent Film Festival
Greg Pak's short film "Mister Green" will screen at the Ohio Independent Film Festival as part of a special program that will be shown at Blue Arrow Records, The Cafe at Arts Collinwood, and the Market Avenue Wine Bar before the festival (June 4 to 11) and in the lobby of the Beachland Ballroom during the festival (June 12-14).
Alex Fitch of Panel Borders has interviewed filmmaker and comic book writer Greg Pak about his new short film "Mister Green," which just won the Sci Fi London Best Short Film award, and his work on "Incredible Hulk," "Incredible Hercules," and Amadeus Cho.
Greg Pak's new short film "Mister Green" has been named the Best Short Film of the 2010 Sci Fi London Film Festival. The film will screen at Sci Fi London on Friday, April 30 at 7 pm and Sunday May 2 at 1:30 pm in Shorts Programme 1.
This is Pak's second award from Sci Fi London. In 2004, the festival gave its Best Feature Film award to Pak's feature "Robot Stories."
"Mister Green" stars Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin in a story about a jaded government undersecretary who becomes embroiled in a radical plan to save the planet by radically transforming the human race.
Other upcoming "Mister Green" festival screenings include:
"Mister Green," directed by Greg Pak and starring Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin, will screen this May at the Connecticut Film Festival in Danbury. More info soon. In the meantime, here's an article from Greenwichtime.com about preparations for this year's fest.