cast & crew

Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

Bertha Bay-Sa Pan received her M.F.A. from the Columbia University Graduate Film School in 1997 while working as an International Sales Executive in film distribution. Pan's directorial feature film debut "Face," starring Bai Ling, Treach, Kristy Wu, Kieu Chinh, Ken Leung, Tina Chen, and Will Yun Lee, co-written with Oscar-nominee Oren Moverman, and co-produced with Derrick Tseng and Jonathan Shoemaker, featuring a score composed by Leonard Nelson Hubbard of the Grammy Award winning hip hop band The Roots, premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival in Dramatic Competition. During its festival run, "Face" received the Audience Award at the GenArt Film Festival, the Critics Award at the CineVegas Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Pan was nominated for the prestigious Open Palm at the Gotham Awards, and received the Premio Speciale Prize at the International Women's Film Festival in Torino. "Face" was released in theaters in 2005, receiving good reviews from major publications including The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, TV Guide, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Star-Ledger, and the BBC. Pan is a partner of Slew Pictures who produced, in addition to "Fighting Fish," "Almost Perfect," her sophomore directorial feature, starring Kelly Hu, Edison Chen, Ivan Shaw, Christina Chang, Tina Chen, and Roger Rees, as well as "Norman Pinski Come Home," currently in development. Pan has also served as producer, line producer, associate producer, or production coordinator to numerous films, music videos, industrials, concerts and television programs.

Derrick Tseng

Derrick Tseng co-produced Todd Solondz's latest film "Wiener-Dog" and David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn." He has co-produced or line produced numerous other feature films, including Adrienne Shelly’s "Sudden Manhattan," Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy," Katherine Dieckmann's "A Good Baby," Brad Anderson's "Happy Accidents," Peter Lauer's "Cry Baby Lane," Patrick Stettner’s "The Business of Strangers," Bertha Pan’s "Face," David Gordon Green’s "Joe," "All the Real Girls" and "Snow Angels," Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s "Party Monster," Steve Buscemi’s "Lonesome Jim," Robert Altman’s "Tanner on Tanner," and David Wain’s "The Ten."
Tseng has produced Todd Solondz’s "Dark Horse," "Life During Wartime," "Palindromes;" "The Difference," a pilot for Nickelodeon; the first season of Comedy Central’s "Stella;" Randy Sharp’s "Henry May Long," and most recently, Clark Gregg’s "Choke."  He is currently producing, Bertha Pan’s "Almost Perfect," Alex Steyermark’s "Reagan Youth," Nate Meyer’s "Frat Girl," Michael Tully’s "Ping Pong Summer.
He has also worked extensively on other feature films as the 1st AD or Production Manager, and, formerly, as an IATSE Electrician.  He has assisted on, or helped develop, projects with Kimberly Peirce, Lodge Kerrigan, Maggie Greenwald, Steve Buscemi, Jonathan Nossiter, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Jim McKay.  Tseng attended NYU’s Graduate Film Program, and holds an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from NYU and a B.A. in English and Art History from Columbia University.

Jim Chu

Jim Chu produced the feature films "Fighting Fish" and "Almost Perfect," which stars Kelly Hu and Edison Chen and was written and directed by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan ("Face"). In conjunction with Slew Pictures, he has a number of films in development. He is also an actor and owns several businesses, including the restaurant Jo's and the nightclub White Rabbit in New York. He can often be found shucking oysters at Jo's.