James Q. Chan

Producer and Director

James is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who has collaborated on Emmy- and Grammy-winning projects. James received his film training through the mentorship from two-time Academy Award winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (THE TIMES of HARVEY MILK, THE CELLULOID CLOSET, PARAGRAPH 175, BATTLE OF AMFAR). From 2000-2011, James managed the day-to-day operations of Telling Pictures, Epstein and Friedman’s San Francisco Production office. His producing credits with Epstein & Friedman began on The History Channel’s 10 DAYS THAT UNEXPECTEDLY CHANGED AMERICA (Emmy Award; Outstanding Non-Fiction Series) to HOWL (Sundance 2010 Opening Night; Berlinale; National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression Award). His recent producing credits include PUCK (Dutch broadcaster IDTV and VPRO Television), a feature documentary about an extraordinary child protégé from The Netherlands who started programming at the age of seven and within a few years has won both Apple and Google’s design competitions; ISTINMA (Best Short, 2014 American Indian Film Festival; Smithsonian Institute Native Showcase); ENTRY DENIED (2012 Provincetown Int’l Jury Award Documentary Short); THE BRIDGE (Frameline; Los Angeles Int’l); RIGHT DOWN THE LINE (Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream, Grammy 2013). Prior to independent films, James worked as a SAG/AFTRA union Talent Agent in San Francisco.

James is a recipient of an Independent Television Service Diversity Development Fund, Pacific Pioneer Award, San Francisco Foundation, California Humanities, Center for Asian American Media, and ITVS Open Call co-production fund for his documentary directorial debut, FOREVER, CHINATOWN.

Corey Tong


Corey Tong is a film and media producer, public relations and programming/acquisitions consultant, guest lecturer, producers representative. Corey is a producer of the new film FOREVER, CHINATOWN (USA, 2016, doc); executive producer of the Oscar®-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary LAST DAY OF FREEDOM (USA, 2015); producer of the drama THE LAND HAS EYES (Fiji-USA, 2004-05; Sundance; PBS, official Oscar-submission Fiji); producer of BEYOND THE TEAM (USA, 2013, doc); producer/co-writer of THE GATHERING PLACE, a drama slated for production in Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Francisco and Hawaii in 2017. He has two series in development in New Zealand and Brazil, and his films as producer or rep have screened on PBS and other international broadcasters or theatrical venues in over 20 countries.

He is the former director of the San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival (CAAM) and former IFFCON director of special projects (co-production, development market). Other films he has represented, sold or co-distributed include KAWA (New Zealand); PATANG (India-USA); DEPARTURES (Japan Oscar®-winner); AMERICA SO BEAUTIFUL (Iran-USA); SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE (USA); BEAUTIFUL BOXER (Thailand). Corey is originally from Hawaii and is based in San Francisco and Honolulu, and also has a professional background in architecture and design.

Jeff den Broeder

Director of Photography

Jeff is a San Francisco based director, cinematographer and editor. In addition to artist profile films, he writes and produces highly effective original television and integrated marketing campaigns for global brands (Oakland Museum of California, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Citrix). Comfortable in water as he is on land, den Broeder is one of the founders of SeaLevel TV, a short format documentary series featuring exceptional people that flourish in and around seaside regions.

Michael Palmieri

Miniatures Photography + Editor

Michael Palmieri is a director, cinematographer and editor. His first two feature length documentaries, “OCTOBER COUNTRY” and “OFF LABEL” were directing collaborations with the filmmaker and photographer Donal Mosher and have won numerous awards both in the US and abroad, includinging Best U.S. Documentary at Silverdocs and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best documentary in 2009 for their first film “October Country”. He also directs commercials and music videos and resides in Portland, Oregon. A wide selection of Mr. Palmieri’s work can be found at michaelpalmieri.com

Donal Mosher

Assistant Editor

Donal Mosher is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and musician. He is the collaborative director (with Michael Palmieri) of the award wining documentary features OCTOBER COUNTRY, OFF LABEL and the shorts ROUGAROUING, MARSEILLES (commissioned by Vision Du Reel Festival) and PEACE In The Valley (commissioned by Field of Vision.) Alongside filmmaking he has published fiction, non-fiction, and reviews including a contribution to the LAMBDA Award winning anthology PORTLAND QUEER. His recent photographic work The Vibrancy Is Killing Me was on exhibition in Munich, Germany in Dec 2014. Selections of his film, writing, and photographic work can be found at ghostype.blogspot.com and donalmosher.org

Thomas Lauderdale & Pink Martini

Original Music + Score

Thomas Lauderdale was raised on a plant nursery in rural Indiana. He began piano lessons at age six with Patricia Garrison. When his family moved to Portland in 1982, he began studying with Sylvia Killman, who to this day continues to serve as his coach and mentor. He has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras and ensembles, including the Oregon Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Chamber Music Northwest and Oregon Ballet Theatre (where he collaborated with choreographer James Canfield and visual artists Storm Tharp and Malia Jensen on a ballet based on Felix Salten’s Bambi, written in 1923). Active in Oregon politics since a student at U.S. Grant High School (where he was student body president), Thomas served under Portland Mayor Bud Clark and Oregon governor Neil Goldschmidt. Instead of running for political office, Lauderdale founded the “little orchestra” called Pink Martini in 1994 to play political fundraisers for progressive causes such as civil rights, the environment, affordable housing and public broadcasting. In addition to his work with Pink Martini, Lauderdale collaborates with international superstar and singing sensation Meow Meow, the surf band Satan’s Pilgrims and novelist/writer Tom Spanbauer. In Spring 2008, Lauderdale completed his first film score for Chiara Clemente’s documentary Our City Dreams, a portrait of five New York City-based women artists of different generations. In 2008, he performed as the featured piano soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with the Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland under the direction of Roger Doyle, and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with the Oregon Symphony under the direction of Christoph Campestrini. In 2011 Lauderdale again appeared as the featured soloist with the Oregon Symphony, this time under the direction of the tremendous Carlos Kalmar. Lauderdale currently serves on the boards of the Oregon Symphony and Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Jeremiah Moore

Sound Designer

Jeremiah Moore designs, edits, and mixes sound at Jeremiah Moore Sound, his San Francisco studio. He works across the disciplines of film, theater, radio, interactive, mobile, and site-specific installation, with attention to environment, detail, and creative process. He is currently working on a year-long sound-image timelapse of urban trees with Rachel Strickland, and has created sonic experiences for The Residents (Eskimo in Constellation Surround, Exploratorium) and Ai WeiWei (@LARGE, Alcatraz). He has provided sound design and mix for many documentary films including 2014 Oscar-shortlisted “Slomo” (dir. Josh Izenberg, prod. Amanda Micheli), and 2016 Oscar Nominee “Last Day of Freedom” (dir. Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman).

Penelope Wong

Associate Producer

With 25+ years in marketing & branding, Penelope Wong was CEO of Wong•Wong•Boyack (acquired by Havas), a relationship marketing firm, with clients NIKE, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Wells Fargo, SF Giants, Visa, sina.com, and Disney. Previously with Ogilvy & Mather Direct, other clients have included Pixar, Mattel, and Amex. She also developed and personified the brand “Jennifer Wong” for The Franklin Mint.

An author/writer on the subject of everything from food to fashion and change management, Wong is now focused on film. She is Associate Producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary short “Last Day of Freedom,” a key investor in Projector (a start-up bringing together leading filmmakers, brands, and non-profits in a new way), and a consultant on a bio-pic being developed around several MFK Fisher memoirs. An award-winning screenwriter for “The Shanghai Café” (based on her grandfather’s spending 10 years in San Quentin for a murder he did NOT commit), she is at work on a narrative short about her parents titled “The Other Wife.”

She serves on the board of San Francisco Film Society, Oakland Museum of California, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and the Greater San Francisco YMCA. She and her husband, Tim Kochis, reside in both San Francisco and Santa Barbara.

Dorothy Quock


Born in San Francisco Chinatown, Dorothy’s ancestral heritage led her to probe into multi-cultural study, as well as American Chinese history. With a travel / tourism degree, and International Tour Management Institute certification, she led 19 groups to People’s Republic of China, besides living there months at a time. In addition during 1982 to 1990 assisted colleagues on trips to Cook Islands, East Africa, South America. In recent years Dorothy has traveled not only in USA, but countries around the globe. She is currently a Tour Manager for S.F. Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours since 1991. Because of her inter-personal communication skills as a “people person”, combined with her cross-cultural sensitivity, Dorothy brings knowledge and experience to collaborate with Good Medicine Picture Company.

Full Crew

and Acknowledgments


Producer and Director
James Q. Chan

Corey Tong

Director of Photography
Jeff den Broeder

Miniatures Cinematographer
Michael Palmieri

Michael Palmieri

Assistant Editor
Donal Mosher

Original Music
Thomas Lauderdale
Pink Martini

Sound Designer
Jeremiah Moore

Associate Producer
Penelope Wong

Dorothy G. C. Quock

HD Finishing
ZAP Zoetrope Aubry
Productions – San Francisco

Leo Hallal

Online Editor
Ashley Pagán

Post Production Supervisor
Kim Aubry

Additional Camera
James Q. Chan
Daniel Gorrell

Title Design
Lindsay LoChan
Mikali Palamila

Yvonne Kong

Music Clearances
Nancy Meyer

Additional Archival Researcher
Rosemary Rotondi

Production Accountant
Amber Cady

Graphic Designer
James DiRito

Production Assistants
Joy Enomoto
Kim Compoc
Taylor Fujimoto
Tim Kulikowski
Marie Morohoshi

Pamela Kong
Justine Jacobs

Santhosh Daniel
Rob Epstein
Jeffrey Friedman
Melanie Ide
Chi-hui Yang

The Filmmakers Thank
Frank Wong
Peter Kenichi Yamamoto
Bing Zhu
Jeremy Zhu
Wendy Zhu

Special Thank You
Greg Chew
Stephen Gong
Melody Hom
Thomas Lauderdale
John Lightfoot
Sue Lee
Tere Romo
Susan Weeks and David Coulter
Penelope Wong and Tim Kochis
Vicky Wong
Donald Young

Chris Chung and John Mallory
Bavo and Yves DeFurne
Angelica Dongallo
Carlton Evans
Nanette Fok
Norman Fong
Virginia Gee and Connie Gee
Laura Hardin
Melanie Ide
Pamela Kong and Ajay Kapur
Lenora Lee
Makai Motion Pictures
Wilma Pang
Armin Rosencranz
Kris Samuelson
William Tennant
Phuong Thi To
Valerie To
Leanora Tong
Hoa Vinh Tran
Thomas Tran
David Tran
Tammy Tran and Long Ly
Alta and Susan Yip

Thank You
Ronald Aguilera
Claire Aguilar
Kim Aubry
Janice Anderson-Gram
Justine Armen
Aspiriant LLC
Tina Bartolome
Harry Chuck
Joshua Chuck
Michael Ehrenzweig
Elyse Eng
David Eisenberg
Nancy and Sid Ganis
Gloria and Saul Feldman
Linda Fitz
Kitty Fong
A. Huckleberry Greenlee
Tim Hall
Isaac Hager
Nancy and John Hahn
Tommy Huie
Simmone Kuo
Julie Ho, Sam Wo Restaurant
Judy Ho-Lam, Great China Herb Co.
Marcus Hu and Ross Nakasone
Vince Johnson, Larsen Assoc.
Kris and Jennifer Kapur
Richard Kashnow
Michael Kossman and Luis Orrico
Lynna Kwok
Andrew Lam
Karen Larsen, Larsen Assoc.
Patrick Lem
John Lau
Alex Lee
Kari Lee
Emma Miller
Jimmy Ng
Masashi Niwano
Jean Parker Elementary School
Georgene and Stanley Pasarell
Flora Pereira
Dan Shanan
Elena and Al Smith
Zulema Renee Summerfield
Sadie Tillery
Barbara Tomber and Don Mathews
Jeff and Shelby Tsai
Matt Volla

Chinatown Community Portraits
Jennifer Leong Addiego
Lonnie K. Chin
Willard Chin
Ju Deng
Hanley Fong
Lotus Fong
Terry Hall
Michael Lee
Terry Lee
Willard “Mo” Lee
Mow Lee & Co
Andrew Leong
Alexander Lock
Helen Yip Ong
Hon’s Won Ton Noodle House
Patricia Sei
Niu Mei Yu
Xiang Ru Yu

Additional Thanks
Jeff Adachi
Davin Agatep
Jaron Browne
Rob Buscher
Eugenie Chan
Christopher and Grazyna Cheang
Kenny Chew
S. Leo Chiang
Benjamen Chinn Estate
Subrina Chow
Cece Carpio
Petrina Chi
Philip P. Choy
Noah Cowan
Dara and Matt Cullen
Karina Denike
Dave and Vicky DiRito
Kristina Eng
Susan Furukawa
Vance George
Shaleece Haas
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Dona Hirschfield-White and Mario Trigueros
Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
Christie Herring
Kristin Kearns
Melissa and Franz Knupfer
Lukas Kuypers
Anderson Le
Tim Le
Caroline Libresco
Yshel Lok
Phillip Lorenzo
Brian Ly
Megan and McKayla Ly
David Magdael
Anne Misawa
Christina Moretta
Jeannette Paulson Hereniko
Dominic Poon
Rachel Rosen
Brad Tong
Amelia and Jacob Tran
Tucker Sharon
Tracey Snelling
Chung-Wai Soong and Noam Cook
Kaitlyn Tran
Janice Torbet
Umpqua Bank
V.I.P. Transportation, Honolulu
Stephanie Wang-Breal
Vanessa Whang
David Weissman
Joyce Wong
Tomiko Wong
Sharon Wood
Lisa Yadao
Wei Yang
Stan Yogi
Judy Yung
Doug Young and Babs Miyano Young
Geraldine Young
Connie Young Yu
Grace Yu
Kim Yutani

Archival Material
Auntie Mame, Warner Brothers
Flower Drum Song, Universal Pictures
The Keys to the Kingdom, 20th Century Fox
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Warner Brothers

The Bancroft Library University of California, Berkeley
Fred Lyon
Getty Images
Stanford Library Archives
Ululu Archives, University of Hawaii
Janel Quirante, Chris Lee, Shavonn-haevyn Matsuda and Team

“But Now I’m Back” (Instrumental)
Music and Lyrics by Alex Marashian and
Thomas M. Lauderdale
Published by Alex Marashian Music (ASCAP) and Thomas Lauderdale Music (ASCAP)
From the Pink Martini album Splendor in the Grass, courtesy of Heinz Records ©℗ 2016

“Everywhere” (Instrumental)
Music and Lyrics by China Forbes and Thomas M. Lauderdale
Published by Wow and Dazzle Music (ASCAP) and Thomas Lauderdale Music (ASCAP)
From the Pink Martini album Hey Eugene, courtesy of Heinz Records ©℗ 2016

“The Folks Who Live On The Hill”
performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

“BU LIAO QING” (“Love Without End”)
Performed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

This project was made possible with support from
California Humanities
Pacific Pioneer Fund
San Francisco Foundation

Additional Support
DAE Advertising
Penelope Wong and Tim Kochis
Susan Weeks and David Coulter

Fiscal Sponsor
Reflective Image, Inc.

Charles Whelan Insurance Agency, Inc.

Chinese Historical Society Museum, San Francisco
Nolan Chow
Amy Lam
Sue Lee
Lenora Lee
Veronica Sese
Francis Wong
Pam Wong
Johnson Zhang

Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer

Supervising Producer for ITVS
Shana Swanson

Consulting Producer for ITVS
N’Jeri Eaton

Executive Producer for CAAM
Stephen Gong

Producer for CAAM
Donald Young

Forever, Chinatown is a co-production of
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