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Something Other Than Other
Director: Jerry A. Henry and Andrea J. Chia
Producer: Jerry A. Henry and Andrea J. Chia
Winner of the Tolerance Education Award
Andrea J. Chia, Director/Producer
Andrea Chia was born and raised in Singapore. Ever since her move to Los Angeles at 16, she has immersed herself into the art, music and film subcultures. At 30, her diverse experience includes film, photography, music composition and sound design. She has done the music and sound for various independent short films, and her photography has been featured in art shows in Los Angeles. Her most monumental project to date is producing KEEPINTIME. Spanning over 2 years, she produced the film KEEPINTIME: A LIVE RECORDING. Based off the documentary KEEPINTIME: TALKING DRUMS AND WHISPERING VINYL, this film brought together music greats from two different worlds for a live, unrehearsed jam session between yesterdayâ€™s beat makers, like Paul Humphrey and James Gadson, and todayâ€™s beat jugglers, including Babu, J.Rocc and Cut Chemist. The film was released in the Spring of 2005 on DVD, alongside a CD of remixes by various artists such as DJ Shadow, King Britt, and Cut Chemist. She also produced the film BRASILINTIME: BATUCADA COM DISCOS which was shot in Brazil with the LA-based DJs and drummers of KEEPINTIME, as well as with Madlib, Derf Reklaw, Mamao of Azymuth and Joao Parahyba of Trio Mocoto. This highly-anticipated feature-length documentary has a tentative release of Summer 2005. She has given birth to her new definition of â€œthe meaning of life,â€ Quin Henry-Chia, and he is the inspiration of many more works to come.
Jerry A. Henry, Director/Producer
In August 1999, Jerry A. Henry was selected as one of 6 aspiring young filmmakers to serve as a unit Director/Videographer on the PBS documentary series Senior Year. He spent a year documenting the lives of 3 of 15 senior high school students at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. The 13-part episodic, critically-acclaimed, documentary series aired on PBS in 2001. Immediately after completing the series he returned to the University of Californiaâ€™s prestigious MFA Production Program and completed his third year with an emphasis on digital media and cinematography. BRAVO Networks employed his talents again for the second season of the hit reality series The It Factor. He served as Unit Director/ Cinematographer for 11 months for the 13 part reality series that follows 9 actors living in Los Angeles. The series goes behind the scenes as actors audition for film and TV roles.
During the tragedies of 9/11, Jerry was in a rural village in Kenya documenting HIV positive orphans resulting in his award-winning documentary I Promise Africa. Jerryâ€™s short documentary I Promise Africa has premiered in over 30 film festivals around the world and has won many prestigious awards; among them being a Directors Guild of America Student Award. In November 2002, Jerry traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil to shoot and edit the upcoming film BRAZILINTIME by renowned photographer B+, Director of KEEPINTIME. This documentary is a visual essay that combines modern hip-hop turntabalism, jazz instrumentation and traditional Brazilian percussion together on one stage. He has recently completed an experimental music video for and artist named Koushik on Stonesthrow Records.
His credits also include Monster Garage for the Discovery Channel and Hopelessly Rich for VH-1. He recently completed the behind-the-scenes videos for the new Terry Zwigoff film Art School Confidential and director Ham Tranâ€™s Journey from the Fall in Thailand. He is now shooting an experimental video diary with the Academy Award Winning director Sam Mendes for his film Jarhead starring Jaime Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaall. He continues to explore the beauty of experimental Super 8mm filmmaking while enjoying new fatherhood.
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