Robot Stories

| March 23, 2011

Title:Robot stories [videorecording]
Director:Greg Pak
Publisher:New York, NY : Kino on Video, [2005]
Check It OutPN1995.9.S26 R63 2005

From the Publisher: Winner of over 30 awards, “Robot Stories” is science fiction from the heart, four stories starring Tamlyn Tomita (“Joy Luck Club,” “Babylon 5”) and Sab Shimono (“The Big Hit,” “Suture”) in which utterly human characters struggle to connect in a world of robot babies and android office workers. The stories include: “My Robot Baby,” in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; “The Robot Fixer,” in which a mother tries to connect with her dying son by completing his toy robot collection; “Machine Love,” in which an office worker android learns that he, too, needs love; and “Clay,” in which an old sculptor must choose between natural death and digital immortality. John Petrakis of the Chicago Tribune calls the film “one of the most moving pieces I’ve seen all year” while Entertainment Insiders calls it “the kind of science fiction sophisticated audiences crave and deserve.”

About the Director:  Greg Pak is an award-winning writer and director whose first feature film, “Robot Stories,” starring Tamlyn Tomita and Sab Shimono, has played in over 50 festivals, won over 30 awards, and is now screening theatrically across the country. Greg’s feature screenplay “Rio Chino” won the Pipedream Screenwriting Award at the 2002 IFP Market and a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship in 2003. Greg wrote the screenplay for the feature film “MVP,” which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Greg is now working on writing projects for Antidote Films and Marvel Comics.

Greg’s short film “Fighting Grandpa” has won twenty prizes, including a Student Academy Award, and has played in over fifty film festivals. Greg’s comic shorts “Asian Pride Porn” and “All Amateur Ecstasy” are among the most viewed films at AtomFilms.com. His shorts “Mouse,” “Po Mo Knock Knock,” “Cat Fight Tonight” and “The Penny Marshall Project” have won awards and screened in dozens of film festivals around the world.

Greg edits FilmHelp.com and AsianAmericanFilm.com. He was the cinematographer of “The Personals,” an Academy Award winning short documentary, and was recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 Filmmakers to Watch. Greg studied political science at Yale University, history at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and film production at the NYU graduate film program. He is represented by Kara Baker-Young of the Gersh Agency, New York.

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