Trailer: https://vimeo.com/104242543

Year Made: 2014

Description: Golden Globe, Emmy, and Drama Desk nominee Tina Chen (THREE
DAYS OF THE CONDOR) and Albert M. Chan (GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, LAW &
ORDER SVU, 30 ROCK) star in this moving story of a multi-generational
Asian-American family, and the incredible bond between them all that
transcends both time and national boundaries.

Andrew (Chan), the son of Chinese immigrants, is about to become a father to
a baby girl. Before she is born, however, Andrew desperately needs to
understand how his mother (Chen) and her own father could have lived apart
for most of their lives.

Embodying the authentic voice and depiction of an Asian-American immigrant
family, DESCENDANTS OF THE PAST, ANCESTORS OF THE FUTURE is an emotionally
powerful film with strong performances by a remarkable cast.

“The acting is pitch perfect and Chan and Chen turn in wonderful
performances.”
-Philip Smolen, Rogue Cinema

“Subtle and poetic.”
-Theo Alexander, Unsung Films

“Chan’s careful compositions carry a wonderful emotional impact…a
beautiful cinematic tone poem.”
-Philip Smolen, Rogue Cinema

“A sweet and revealing insight.”
-Philip Smolen, Rogue Cinema

BEST ACTOR (Albert M. Chan), Honorable Mention-Spring 2014 Asians on Film
Festival
BEST ACTRESS (Tina Chen), Honorable Mention-Spring 2014 Asians on Film
Festival
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Ryan Leach), Honorable Mention-Spring 2014 Asians on
Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2014 Toronto International Short Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2014 Boston Asian American Film Festival

Written and Directed by: Albert M. Chan
Produced by: Aaron Howland, Seth Howland, Albert M. Chan, Richard Possemato
Starring: Tina Chen, Albert M. Chan

Official Website: descendantsofthepast.com
Official Facebook: facebook.com/descendantsofthepast
IMDb: imdb.com/title/tt3126362