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Mister Green

Best Short Film, SciFi London Film Festival

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.

2010.07.16 – “Mister Green” at the Asian American Int’l Film Festival, NYC

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

From the Woodstock Film Festival newsletter:

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).
Click here for the full festival schedule.

2010.05.29 – “Mister Green” at the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival

Greg Pak’s short film “Mister Green,” starring Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin, screens this Saturday at 1:07 pm at the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival.
Click here for all the details.

IndieWire says nice things about “Mister Green”

IndieWire has reviewed the ITVS Futurestates series and posted some kind words about “Mister Green,” directed by Greg Pak and starring Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin:

… Pak makes it all plausible through character centric focus that works wonders for a story of such epic scale.

Click here for the whole article.
And click here to watch “Mister Green” online.

2010.05.01 – Greg Pak and Tim Kang at the “Mister Green” screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

UPDATE: Both director Greg Pak and actor Tim Kang (“The Mentalist”) plan to attend the screening!
Greg Pak’s short film “Mister Green” will screen in “The Real Me” shorts program of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival at 6 pm on Saturday, May 1.
Click here for all the details.

“Mister Green” on Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, here’s Greg Pak’s short film “Mister Green,” in which a jaded government undersecretary for climate change becomes greener than he ever imagined.
“Mister Green” also screens today at 4:20 at the Atlanta Film Festival. Click here for all the details.

Panel Borders interviews Greg Pak about “Mister Green,” the Hulk, and Amadeus Cho


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.
Click here to listen to the podcast.

Greg Pak’s “Mister Green” wins Best Short Film at Sci Fi London 2010

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:

April 17, Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo
April 21-22 – Atlanta Film Festival
May 1 – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
May 4 – 9 – Connecticut Film Festival, Danbury, CT
May 21 – Slant Film Festival, Houston, TX
May 27-30 – Phoenix Comicon Film Festival, Phoenix, AZ

“Mister Green” is also screening online as part of the Futurestates series funded by ITVS — both on Youtube and at Futurestates.tv.

2010.05.04 – 05.09 – “Mister Green” at the Connecticut Film Festival

“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.

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