We were thrilled to have Actor Edison Chen and Writer/Director Bertha Pan back in L.A. to do a followup on our interviews last year regarding the wonderful comedy/drama Almost Perfect. After a successful run at film festivals, Almost Perfect is having its theatrical release by ElevenArt on September 21, 2012. We talked to Edison and Bertha about the development of the film and Edison’s role (which was originally to be Ivan Shaw’s role as Kelly Hu’s love interested) into the perfectly fitting part of Kelly Hu’s younger brother. See our previous interviews with them for more details about Edison’s character and Bertha’s writing and directing of the film and interviews with other cast members Kelly Hu, Ivan Shaw, Christina Chang, Tina Chen and Kristy Wu.
For those in the L.A. area catch the cast at the screening of Almost Perfect on Friday @ AMC Santa Anita 16, 400 Baldwin Ave Arcadia, CA 91007.
When you need a ride from the airport, you call Vanessa (Kelly Hu). When your boyfriend leaves, you call Vanessa. When you need someone to take over the family business, you call Vanessa — and she’ll never, ever say no. At 34, she’s still her large and boisterous family’s go-to girl, with a threadbare excuse of a life of her own. Suddenly, she runs into an old friend (Ivan Shaw), the almost perfect guy who just might be perfect for her. But, as those sparks fly, her family starts to go up in flames. Her high-maintenance fashion designer sister (Christina Chang) is on the brink; her surf bum brother (Edison Chen) has gone AWOL; and her over-analyzing, over-intellectual mother (Tina Chen) has barred her father (Roger Rees) from their home, sending him into his own mid-life crisis. They all need Vanessa, all the time, to fix all the problems. Trapped in the eye of the storm, Vanessa has to find her way back to love. In the process, she discovers that the only person she really has to save is — herself!
Almost Perfect – Behind the Scenes