Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
First-Look Images at Michael K. Williams, Maya Rudolph in Murder Mystery Series, 'Spoils Before Dying' First-Look Images at Michael K. Williams, Maya Rudolph in Murder Mystery Series, 'Spoils Before Dying' Shonda Rhimes & Dee Rees Team Up for FX Series on The Great Migration Based on 'The Warmth of Other Suns' Shonda Rhimes & Dee Rees Team Up for FX Series on The Great Migration Based on 'The Warmth of Other Suns' Orlando Jones Says Goodbye to 'Sleepy Hollow' Orlando Jones Says Goodbye to 'Sleepy Hollow' Here's the Character Lupita Nyong'o Plays in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' + Jar Jar Binks Dead? Here's the Character Lupita Nyong'o Plays in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' + Jar Jar Binks Dead? Dee Rees Talks Making of 'Bessie,' Her Approach, Challenges as a Black Female Director, Filmmaker Tips, More... Dee Rees Talks Making of 'Bessie,' Her Approach, Challenges as a Black Female Director, Filmmaker Tips, More... The Suicide Squad Assembles... This Time in Costume (Official Cast Photo + Will Smith Character Poster) The Suicide Squad Assembles... This Time in Costume (Official Cast Photo + Will Smith Character Poster) Weekend B.O. May 1-3 (The $187 Million Disappointment) Weekend B.O. May 1-3 (The $187 Million Disappointment) Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast NBC Orders 3 Pilots to Series w/ Yaya DaCosta, S. Epatha Merkerson, Marianne Jean-Baptiste & Others Starring NBC Orders 3 Pilots to Series w/ Yaya DaCosta, S. Epatha Merkerson, Marianne Jean-Baptiste & Others Starring A New Month Begins with New Titles Added to Netflix's Streaming Library. Here Are Your Options... A New Month Begins with New Titles Added to Netflix's Streaming Library. Here Are Your Options... Newcomer Kascion Franklin Lands Lead Role in BBC Drama Feature 'Danny and the Human Zoo' with Destiny Ekaragha Directing Newcomer Kascion Franklin Lands Lead Role in BBC Drama Feature 'Danny and the Human Zoo' with Destiny Ekaragha Directing Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show Will Smith Channels Shaft in These 'Suicide Squad' On-set Photos Will Smith Channels Shaft in These 'Suicide Squad' On-set Photos A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Cinema Revisited: Director J.P. Chan's 2010 Short 'Empire Corner'

Shadow and Act By Emmanuel Akitobi | Shadow and Act March 19, 2014 at 11:17AM

Cinema Revisited: Director J.P. Chan's 2010 Short 'Empire Corner'
1
Empire Corner
J.P. Chan

Looking through the S&A archives, I came across a profile of director J.P. Chan's sci-fi short for FUTURESTATES, titled Digital Antiquities

I enjoyed that film, so I started looking into Chan's past work. In doing so, I found his 2010 gem-of-a-short, Empire Corner.  I don't believe the film was highlighted here on S&A; but if so, here it is again for those who missed it.  And if it wasn't, better late than never, right?

Empire Corner premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival in April 2010, and was on the festival circuit for most of the year.

Empire Corner features Teyonah Parris (How Do You Know) and Alexis Camins in the lead roles, while Shalita Grant and Jo Mei give supporting performances. Mei and Corey Antonio Hawkins, who also has a supporting role in Empire Corner, are the two leads from Digital Antiquities.

Chan's website provides this brief synopsis for Empire Corner:

A woman travels across two worlds to find a man she never got a chance to know.

After watching this film and Digital Antiquities, I am definitely looking forward to seeing what Mr. Chan has to offer next.

By the way, since working with Chan, actress Teyonah Parris has starred in Dear White People, by first-time feature director Justin Simien, and has appeared in AMC's Mad Men.

There was also a sequel, of sorts, to Empire Corner, titled Wu Is Dead, by director Richard Wong.  It continues the story of Empire Corner, but in a more light-hearted fashion.

This article is related to: Teyonah Parris, J.P. Chan


Shadow & ActNewsletter