BEA SOONG  DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR, "WOMAN IN SUNGLASSES"  This is Bea’s third short film in recent years.  Her documentary short film “The Wives Of Henry Yuk” won a Cine Golden Eagle Award in the fall of 2011 ( and her "Tu-Na House" movie landed her and her collaborator Nancy Eng in Cannes in 2013 ( and another Cine Golden Eagle Award in Fall 2013.  She holds a B.F.A. in Film and Television from N.Y.U.’s Tisch School Of The Arts, but has been an actress for over thirty years, appearing on stage with the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, East West Players and La Mama among others; in film and television; but she is best known for her work in numerous television commercials for clients that include GE, Glaxo Smith Kline, Intel, Lilly, Merck, Prudential, Verizon and Visa (   

EUGENIE CHAN  WRITER is a 5th generation San Franciscan whose forefathers sold slippers in Chinatown, dry goods in the desert, and love in the bordellos. No wonder her work tend to mix up language, reality, tradition, and history. Theatres that have produced or developed her plays include Houston Grand Opera, The Public, Playwrights Horizons, Ma-Yi, Cutting Ball Theater, Magic Theatre, Pan Asian Rep, Centenary Stage, Perishable, Thick Description, Northwest Asian American Theatre, Group Theatre, East West Players, and Asian American Theater Company. Eugenie is a Resident Playwright, at New Dramatists, Playwright Emerita, at Cutting Ball, and alumma resident of the Playwrights Foundation. 

WAI CHING HO  "BESSIE" was born and raised in Hong Kong and has been a resident of Manhattan for over 40 years. She has appeared on the New York stage in plays produced by the Pan Asian Rep, the MaYi Theatre Co., The Public Theatre, and Naatco. Numerous TV credits include all three of the Law & Order series, Flight of the Conchords, and One Life to Live. Most recent film credits include Premium Rush, Sorcerer's Apprentice, and the upcoming Tracers, Affluenza, and Listen Up Philip. Best Actress Award in 2003 for Robot Stories in the indie film festivals in Puchon, Madrid and St. Louis.

RICHARD CHANG  "FLORA"  Richard Chang’s principal screen roles include "New York, I Love You," "No Menus Please," "Saving Face," "Windhorse," "Return to Paradise" and "Kidnapped" (NBC).  Stage credits include productions by Pan Asian Repertory Theater, Chinese Theater Works, HERE, New York Fringe Festival and Shanghai Puppet Festival. His solo comedy, “Goy Vey!”, was hailed in the Leeds International Jewish Performance Arts Festival as “Best Show in Festival’s History.” Richard is a published poet and fellowship recipient of the Urban Artist Initiative/New York City.

HENRY YUK  "WAITER #1" is a native New Yorker from Brooklyn. He was introduced to and developed a life-long interest in theatre while at Midwood High School.  After a few years working in education, he became involved with Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, an important influence on his career. His work here included "Yellow Fever", "Teahouse" and "Yellow Is My Favorite Color." He has also worked with NAATCO ("The Cherry Orchard," "You Can't Take It With You") and Ma-Yi Theatre Co. ("The Square,"  "No Foreigners Beyond This Point"). His film work includes "Brooklyn Lobster" (with Danny Aiello), "Kundun" (directed by Martin Scorsese) and the cult classic "The Last Dragon". His TV work includes "The Sopranos,", "Cosby," "Dellaventura," various "Law and Order" episodes, soaps and commercials.  He is most proud of the three most important women in his life, his wife, Holly Hyans, and their daughters, Amanda and Colette Lui.  Website:

LES J.N. MAU  "WAITER #2" is happy to be a part of this project and working with some old and some new friends.

KENNY ENDO & KAORU WATANABE  MUSIC   The music for Cantonese Style comes from Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe's 2013 album Convergence.  Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe are considered the leading figures on their instruments, the Japanese taiko drums and shinobue flutes, both known for their artful and innovative blending of traditional Japanese music with contemporary music and improvisation.   

KAIPO SCHWAB  CINEMATOGRAPHY, CAMERA OPERATOR   Mr. Schwab founded the Imua! Theatre and Film Company in 1994, where he produced and/or directed over 20 plays including THE GREEKS, BALM IN GILEAD, and JULIUS CAESAR. He directed and edited the web series HELP WANTED and the two short films WHITE RABBIT and DEAD END.  As an actor he has worked at The Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theatre, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pan Asian Rep and New York Theatre Workshop.  Film and television credits include Orange is the New Black, Anesthesia, Fair Game, The Royal Tenenbaums, Law & Order. Mr. Schwab is owner of 15 Minutes of Frame, a commercial video and film production company.  He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, attended The British American Drama Academy and is a graduate of Boston University (BFA).   Kaipo and his wife Hope live in NYC with their son Giovanni and one-eyed pug Wink.

CZERTON LIM  SET DESIGN  NYC: You for Me for You for Ma-Yi Theatre, A Number and Out Cry for NAATCO, I Got Fired for NYMF 2010, Chaos and Medea for Theater Mitu, Antigone and Tidings Brought to Mary for Storm Theatre, andPlayhouse Creatures and Three Sisters for Columbia University.  Regional: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Singin’ in the Rain, Cabaret, Kiss Me Kate, 42nd Street, Anything Goes, Man of La Mancha, Promises Promises for Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.  He is originally from the Philippines.



JUAN PABLO URIBE  SOUND AND SOUND EDITOR is a Colombian musician and recording audio engineer based in New York. He has performed with artists such as Ray Santos, Dan Zaynes, Marc Ribot, Edmar Castaneda and J. Scar among others. He was first Alto Saxophone with The United Nations Orchestra and currently plays with New Yorker big band “Cumbiamba Eneyé.”  As a recording engineer, he has worked with artists such as Nilko Andreas Guarin, Kronos Quartet, Karen Olsen and Los Locos del Ritmo. Juan works on sound editing for films, TV commercials and the web at his private studio in Valley Stream, New York.

MARIA CABRA  CAMERA OPERATOR is an Italian freelance cinematographer, based in New York. She attended Politecnico di Milano in Italy and has an university degree in Industrial Design. In Milan she started as a follower under the expertise of Maurizio Montagna, making researches in lighting and film stocks as photographer. When Maria moved to New York, she attended one-year cinematography hands-on immersion course at New York Film Academy. Since 2011 she has been working in Movie and TV productions both in Camera and G&E departments. To keep her passion for photography alive and to grow creatively, she shoots still photography in 35mm. Recently she has been working on a photo-project in street photography with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb (Magnum Photos) as her mentors.

MORGAN MCDANIEL  CAMERA OPERATOR  is an aspiring sound designer, cinematographer, musician, and filmmaker. As a recent graduate of LaGuardia Arts High School, he has both a strong background in technical theater and a growing network of young artists and performers in his field. Currently he attends SAE, an intensive one year program designed to expand abilities in all aspects of audio engineering: from live performance to the recording studio. Because his past experience has focused primarily on stage production, Cantonese Style was his first venture in a hopefully long career of cinematography. "Working on this film was an enriching and validating experience, and one I am eager to take part in again."


© Bea Soong 2015