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.
3:30 to 4:30 pm
Greg Pak signs comics at Brave New Worlds, 45 N. 2nd Street.
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 Robot Stories and Marvel Comics writer (Hulk). Greg will be in attendance for live Q&A and will also be receiving the PAAFF 10 Emerging Voice Award. Moderated by Lorraine Ballard Morrill Clear Channel Radio.
Greg Pak’s “Mister Green” screens along with the other short films in the Futurestates series in the Moving Image Festival in the Bay Area, 1:30 pm, Saturday, October 9. The screening is FREE! Click here for details.
Atlanta sure loves this little film, huh? “Mister Green” plays at 11:30 am on Friday, September 3, at the Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival in the “Artistic Wonders” shorts block. Click here for the details.
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!
Please note you must be 18 years or older.
Don’t wait — go to http://twitter.com/aafilm now and make your request!
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.