Stories Forlorn

Struggling to find answers to his brother's questionable suicide, a sixteen year old aspiring writer is lured into the underground world of Hong Kong, as the Chinese march their way over the border during the last summer under British rule, 1997.

  • Uri L. Schwarz
    Director
  • Jason A. Sankey
    Director
  • Jason A. Sankey
    Writer
  • Uri L. Schwarz
    Writer
  • Uri L. Schwarz
    Producer
    Lady Bloodfight
  • Jason A. Sankey
    Producer
  • Jason Tobin
    Producer
  • Jason Tobin
    Key Cast
    Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and Furious 5:Tokyo Drift, Chink, The Borderland
  • Glen Chin
    Key Cast
    Natural Born Killers, 50 First Dates, Rumble in the Bronx
  • Kirt Kishita
    Key Cast
    3D Sex and Zen, The Borderland, Snowblade
  • Masson Ge
    Key Cast
    Blood Money
  • Zac Dawson
    Key Cast
  • Jason Bradley
    Key Cast
  • Andreas Thalhammer
    Cinematography
  • Xiaosu Han
    Cinematography
  • Bettina Enigl
    Editing
  • Martin Chappell
    Sound Design
  • Adrian Sieber
    Original Score
  • Film Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Crime Drama, Coming-of-Age, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    500,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Shooting Format:
    Red 5K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinemateket, Danish Film Institute
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    August 11, 2017
    Danish Premiere
    Special Screening
  • George Lindsey Film Festival
    George Lindsey Film Festival
    March 7, 2015
    BEST PROFESSIONAL NARRATIVE
  • Fargo International Film Festival
    Fargo, North Dakota
    March 5, 2015
    Official Selection
  • IFQ Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    August 15, 2014
    BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
  • East Lansing Film Festival
    East Lansing, Michigan
    November 3, 2014
    Official Selection
  • 5th Underground Cinema Film Festival
    Dun Lagohaire, Ireland
    September 14, 2014
    Official Selection
  • Reel Recovery Film Festvial
    New York City, New York
    September 26, 2014
    Official Selection
  • Reel Recovery Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    October 24, 2014
    Official Selection
  • Yosemite International Film Festival
    Yosemite, California
    HONORARY MERIT AWARD
Director Biography

Uri comes from an experienced international background of film and television production.

Most recently he was a co-producer on the feature film "Lady Bloodfight" (2016), distributed by Voltage Pictures. His award winning directorial debut, "Hong Kong Rebels" (Stories Forlorn) (2015), which he also produced, played in 8 fests and took home awards for Best Director and Best Narrative Feature among other accolades. It is currently available in wide VOD release in US/UK/HK, as well as iTunes and online.

He co-produced and DOP'd the feature, "Drop In Drop Out: 11 Miles to Paradise", which won the Jamaica Intl. Reggae Festival (2011) and was in competition in several others. His short film "Voluspa", on which he served as director and DoP, won at The New York International Film Festival in New York and LA (2003). He was the cinematographer and exec. producer on the short "Bums in the Mist", which was in competition at the HBO US Comedy Arts festival in Aspen (2002). He independently produced/directed and DoP’d the series “Girls Fight Club” (2007), in Las Vegas, which stars past Ultimate Fighting Champions as well as numerous fighters including Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, and more (aired on FX Network in Asia among many other Asian networks).

Uri graduated from Emerson College, Boston, with a B.F.A. in film (Cum Laude) in 2001 and has worked in television and film, in various capacities in Copenhagen, Denmark and Hong Kong, where he was born and grew up, respectively, as well as in the United States.

His full filmography can be found here: www.imdb.me/fluxform.

Jason was born and raised in Hong Kong and comes from a background of journalism and English literature, having studied the subject at Leeds University in England. He has numerous published works to his name and honed his writing working for South China Morning Post as well as other companies in and around Hong Kong. In the early 2000's he began working on a novel titled Stories Forlorn, which eventually became the idea behind the script and film.

Stories Forlorn (2015) is the feature film directorial debut for both Uri L. Schwarz and Jason A. Sankey.

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