Welcome to the World | 2017 | Texas Premiere
Directed by Albert M. Chan
Mon Jun 4 | 6:30 PM
WELCOME TO THE WORLD is a daring film starring Albert M. Chan (GOTHAM, 30 ROCK, GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST) as a troubled man who records a video message for his pregnant sister. Drawing its power and immediacy from its first-person, confessional style, the film presents, in one continuous 7-minute take, the journey of one man's awakening from isolation back to humanity.
Genre Narrative Short, Drama
Albert M. Chan is a Chinese-Canadian filmmaker and actor based in the United States. Among his distinctions, he has been recognized by the National Film Board of Canada, is the recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant, and was named a finalist for the prestigious Roy W. Dean Film Grant, awarded to films that are "unique and make a contribution to society... stories that can heal and enrich our lives."
Albert wrote, directed, and produced his first film, FATE SCORES, which was recognized by the prestigious National Film Board of Canada. He directed and starred in his follow-up film, THE COMMITMENT, which screened at over 35 film festivals on four continents and won multiple awards, most notably edging out Oscar®-nominated MOONRISE KINGDOM to win a 2013 NASW Media Award. Albert's third film, DESCENDANTS OF THE PAST, ANCESTORS OF THE FUTURE, stars Golden Globe®, Emmy®, and Drama Desk nominee Tina Chen, and won Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the 2015 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival.
Also an accomplished actor, Albert's film and TV roles include GOTHAM (FOX), GIRLS (HBO), PATRIOTS DAY, 30 ROCK (NBC), LAW & ORDER SVU (NBC), BODY OF PROOF (ABC), GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, THE MAKEOVER (ABC), and BROTHERHOOD (Showtime). He has been cast by directors such as Spike Lee, Peter Berg, Greg Mottola, Henry Bromell, and Mark Waters to act opposite Kevin Bacon, Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Justin Long, Larry David, Cybill Shepherd, and Mariska Hargitay.