So what exactly are we doing in Indonesia? Last year when we left everything behind to pursue the Jubilee Project full-time, one of our big projects was to create a film about the end of AIDS. You may remember our fundraiser, which came down to a thrilling last 24 hours when we still needed $10,000 and ended up surpassing our goal and raising $41,000. Because of your generosity and love, we have been able to make films such as “Fireflies”, “The Last Pick”, and “The Master Chef”, partner with amazing organizations such as the Jeremy Lin Foundation, and now travel to Indonesia to film our next big project. This next film is called “The EndGame” and it’s a story about a global movement to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. We’re here in Indonesia to film compelling stories about people who are living with HIV/AIDS. We want to share the story of someone like Dina, who is a pregnant woman with HIV and has trouble accessing treatme
Friends & Jubileevers – We just wanted to let you know that we’ve arrived in Bandung, Indonesia safely! It was an wild trip which included a 17-hour layover in Tokyo (which included stops to the Tsujiki Fish Market and Shibuya), endless customs checks and several layovers but we’re happy to say we’re now here safely. We’re staying at Rumah Cemara – which is a local HIV organization and we’ve already made several friends. Most of those at this organization are former drug addicts who are HIV-positive. It’s become quite clear already that we’re going to meet some amazing people and encounter some incredible narratives. We’ll be live-sharing via Twitter, FB, & Instagram via the hashtag: #JPAsia so make sure to follow along for daily check-ins as it’s much easier than blogging even! Thanks for all of your best wishes!
By Eric I. Lu Director’s Commentary for The Master Chef One of the greatest joys about being a filmmaker is having the privilege of sharing a beautiful story. Jason, Eddie and I are lucky to be in a position where we hear a lot of amazing stories. Our goal, ultimately, is to tell stories that can change lives. When I first heard about Christine Ha through a friend, her story brought tears to my eyes. Like me, many have already been inspired by her success as the first blind contestant for the hit reality TV show MasterChef. But what I really wanted to understand was how she dealt with becoming blind and how she picked herself back up. The same friend who told me about Christine knew her husband John, so he put me in touch with them about making a short film. This was our first narrative film based on a real person, so our biggest priority was to focus on telling a story that reflected Christine’s true character. While it helped that we were able to talk to Christine on the phone,