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.
Filmmaker and comic book writer Greg Pak has launched a Youtube channel to showcase a number of his acclaimed short films. Currently the channel features Pak’s latest short film “Mister Green” as well as the award-winning experimental comedy “Po Mo Knock Knock” and its mockmentary followup “Po Mo Love Doc.” Other films will come soon, including “Mouse.” Click here to view the Greg Pak Youtube channel.
Robot Stories and Mister Green (With Greg Pak)
11:15 AM – 1:30 PM
Before Greg Pak wrote Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, he was a filmmaker best-known for his award-winning independent Sci-Fi feature Robot Stories. Today, Pak screens Robot Stories and his brand new Sci-Fi project Mister Green, which io9.com calls “a bizarre, clever short film… horrifying as well as beautiful.” Q&A to follow the screening. A great opportunity for aspiring filmmakers, comic book creators, and Sci-Fi fans alike to discuss process, craft, and genre with a working indie filmmaker and comic book writer.
UPDATED WITH SCREENING TIMES:
“Mister Green,” a short film directed by Greg Pak and starring Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin, will screen at the 2010 Atlanta Film Festival in the “Looking for Love” shorts program.
Wednesday, April 21 7:05 PM –Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
Thursday, April 22 4:20 PM –Landmark Midtown Art Cinema Click here to visit the official festival website.
Due to illness, Greg Pak will be unable to attend the “Mister Green” screening at SXSW tonight. Our apologies and regrets!
However, please note that the film will still screen and several of the other directors of Futurestates short films will be present. For more information, visit the SXSW website.
By Greg Pak
Two of my favorite people, “Robot Stories” and “Mister Green” producer Karin Chien and “Robot Stories” star Tamlyn Tomita, will be part of a workshop entitled “Up Close and Personal with the Asian American Film Industry” at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Karin and Tamlyn are both incredibly sharp, funny, and totally committed to great independent filmmaking. Sounds like a great program — highly recommended! Here’s more from the SFIAAFF:
Karin Chien, producer of THE EXPLODING GIRL and SANTA MESA, received the Piaget Producers Award at this year’s Film Independent Spirit Award!! Here’s your chance to come hear her advice on how you could become an award-winning producer/ director of your own! Check out our workshop at SFIAFF this Saturday 1-3pm Get your tickets now, more info below.
Up Close And Personal with the Asian American Film Industry
Special Live Events (90 mins)
SAT 03/13 1:00pm,
VIZ Cinema, $8
“Mister Green,” a short film directed by Greg Pak, produced by Karin Chien, and starring Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin, debuts online today at Futurestates.tv along with ten other science fiction stories in the ITVS Futurestates initiative.
You can view the film above or visit www.futurestates.tv to stream the larger version — and to post your comments about the film and view the behind-the-scenes documentary by Eitan Abramowitz.
For more about “Mister Green,” visit the blog and follow the film at twitter.com/mistergreenfilm
Writer of over 500 comic books, including PLANET HULK, MECH CADET YU, FIREFLY, and DARTH VADER