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Does love conquer all?
Through one brief phone conversation, Tu & Eu follows
several star-crossed lovers around the world whose differences
have put their long time love affair at a critical impasse.
Starring Daniela Ruah (CBS/NCIS:LA) & Ato Essandoh (Django Unchained, Blood Diamond).
Also starring: Benedita Pereira, Jason Schuchman, Garrett Zuercher, Ian Anthony,
Christiane Seidel, Ian Novick, Ramona Zanolari-Barnes, and more.
Dizem que o amor conquista tudo e atravessa qualquer obstáculo. Tu & Eu, acompanha a historia de vários casais que se deparam com o momento em que esses mesmos obstáculos tem de ser atravessados.
¿El amor puede conquistarlo todo? En una breve conversación telefónica, Tu & Eu sigue a varias parejas de amantes desafortunadas alrededor del mundo cuyas diferencias han llevado a su amor de mucho tiempo al borde del colapso.
L’amour peut-il tout conquérir? Au cours d’une brève conversation téléphonique, Tu & Eu suit plusieurs amants prédestinés à travers le monde entier dont les différences ont conduit leur longue liaison amoureuse dans une impasse critique.
Kann Liebe alles überwinden? Über einen kurzen Telefonanruf folgt Tu & Eu verschiedenen Liebespaaren auf der Welt, deren Unterschiede ihre Beziehung in eine Sackgasse geführt haben.
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DIRECTED BY EDWARD SHIEH
PRODUCED BY MARCIA MOHUIDDIN
WRITTEN BY EDWARD SHIEH & RICHARD VETERE
ALSO PRODUCED BY EDWARD SHIEH & RICHARD VETERE
CONCEPT AND STORY BY EDWARD SHIEH
|ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR||DREW NORTON|
|ASSISTANT PRODUCER||RAMEL SHERMAN|
|ASSISTANT DIRECTOR||JOE CICCARELLA|
|PRODUCTION COORDINATOR||MICHAEL CONSOLMAGNO|
|SCRIPT SUPERVISOR||FRIDAY SAVATHPHOUNE|
|SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR||MARIANA SANTOS|
|ASSISTANT CAMERA||BRANDON SUMNER|
|SECOND ASSISTANT CAMERA||MATT KLAMMER|
|KEY GRIP||ROY NOWLIN|
|SOUND MIXER||MIKE GUARINO|
|SOUND DESIGN & RE-RECORD MIX||OUTLOUD AUDIO!|
|SOUND DESIGNER & RE-RECORD MIXER||MARK KONDRACKI|
|ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGN & RE-RECORD MIXER||MARK KLEINFELDER|
|VISUAL EFFECTS & TITLE DESIGN||“+ SCALE”|
|LEAD DIGITAL COMPOSITOR & TITLE DESIGNER||TODD SINES|
|ART DIRECTOR||LISA HEE YUEN CHUN|
|MAKE-UP & HAIR STYLIST||MARA GOLDMAN-PALUMBO|
|WARDROBE SUPERVISOR||PAULA BEIRO|
|STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER||MARLY HERNANDEZ|
|EXTRAS CASTING||SHOU ZHANG|
|SUPERSTAR ASSISTANT||RICH STEVENS|
|PRODUCTION ASSISTANT||ARI GOLDSTEIN|
|SECOND UNIT PRODUCER||MARIANA SANTOS|
|SECOND UNIT ASSOCIATE PRODUCER||GONÇALO COSMELLI|
|SECOND UNIT ASSOCIATE PRODUCER||JENNY HSIA|
|SECOND UNIT SOUND MIXER||CARLOS CONCEIÇAO|
|SECOND UNIT CAMERA||IGOR JONATAS|
|SECOND UNIT PRODUCTION||UZI FILMES/PORTUGA|
“BEAUTIFUL” WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY MARIETTA FAFOUTTI
|ANTHONY BO CHAN|
|SECRET HIDEOUT FILMS|
|CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK QUEENS COLLEGE|
|NEW YORK BOARD OF EDUCATION P.S. ONE|
|DR. BRUCE CHAMPAGNE|
|UND MEINE LIEBE|
|ADAM LA FACI|
|TYLER HAM PONG|
|JESSICA NATALIE ZANOLARI|
Daniela Ruah is an Luso-American film, television and theatre actress currently starring as Special Agent Kensi Blye in the hit CBS TV series, “NCIS: Los Angeles.” At 16 years of age, Daniela debuted on the Portuguese TV show, “Jardins Proibidos” (Forbidden Gardens) and after winning Portugal’s equivalent to USA’s Dancing With The Stars, “Dança Comigo,” Daniela moved to attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute Two-Year Conservatory in New York. There, Daniela landed her starring role in, “Tu & Eu,” garnering a Best Actress nomination at the 2011 Academy® Qualifying, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan, and her co-starring role on CBS’ NCIS: LA, with LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell.
Ato Essandoh is an American television and film actor, and has starred as Dr. Michael Freeman on the hit BBC show, “Copper,” as well as Academy® winning, Django Unchained, by Quentin Tarantino, as well as, Blood Diamond, Hitch, and Garden State. Born in Schenectady, New York, Ato graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1990, and received a BS in chemical engineering from the Cornell University. Ato is also a playwright, and authored, “Black Thang,” which is published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003. Ato also studied at the Acting Studio in New York City, and is a co-founder of The Defiant Ones writing and performance group. He also portrayed Adam in, “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” at the Raw Space, 2001 and nominated for Best Actor in the Spotlight On Festival.
Christiane Seidel is an American film, television, and theater actress, currently recurring as Sigrid, wife to rogue FBI agent, Nelson Van Alden, portrayed by Academy® Nominated Actor, Michael Shannon, in HBO’s award-winning series, Boardwalk Empire. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, to a Danish mother and German father who served as a NATO fighter pilot and instructor. She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and was recognized for roles in independent theatre and award-winning short films that soon led to her television debut as a Guest Star on NBC Universal’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 12th Season Premiere.
Benedita Pereira is a USA based film, television, and theatre actress who achieved stardom in her native Portugal by the time she was 18. Born to a civil engineer father and mother who elected to raise their children in native Porto, Benedita began acting at young age. She eventually landed her breakout role in Portugal’s first successful teen-targeted TV series on the TVI Network that catapulted Benedita into celebrity. She then moved to New York to complete the Lee Strasberg Institute 2-year Conservatory and returned to Portugal as the TV series lead for, “Ele é Ela (He and She),” for which Benedita’s portrayal of a young woman masquerading as a man won Best Actress at the 2010 Portugal TV Awards.
Eddie Shieh 謝宗楷 is a director, editor, and screenwriting member of the Writer’s Guild of America East and WGA Digital Caucus. His work has won Best Direction, Ensemble Cast, and Soundtrack, with numerous nominations for Best Film, Actor, Actress, and Music from Academy® Qualifying and international festivals. Eddie has been nominated to the NBC Directing Fellowship, Fox Global Directors Initiative Fellowship, and O’Neill National Directing Fellowship programs. He is an alumnus of The Barrow Group Directing Workshops in New York led by the esteemed Seth Barrish, and the Professional Writer’s Boot Camp where after his first dramatic feature screenplay sold in 2010. His passion for storytelling stems from an award-winning career as an advertising agency creative director.
July 27, 2013:
Received this very nice rejection letter from the Sidewalk Film Festival. Naturally one prefers to be accepted but it certainly makes a difference.
August 12, 2012:
Honored to be a FINALIST at the 8th Annual HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL with our film leading the way in film views on FestivalGenius. It’s a very well organized festival featuring quality films where the screenings are at the infamous Mann’s Chinese Theater on Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles.
April 17, 2012:
Received notice today that TU&EU has been awarded BEST ENSEMBLE CAST and BEST DIRECTION for the Winter 2012 Series at the Asians On Film Festival based in Los Angeles (USA). TU&EU is the only film to have won two categories and now in contention for the BEST OF 2012. Congratulations to my talented – and mostly Non-Asian cast.
March 20, 2012:
TU&EU screening at the NewFilmmakers Series in LA. This is the first time Daniela Ruah (CBS/NCIS:LA) gets a chance to see the film in a theater environment. We had to plan this evening ahead in hopes of her wrapping for the day early enough to make it by 6PM. The caveat was on that particular day, instead of shooting at Paramount which is quite close to Gower Studios, NCIS:LA was shooting farther north of the valley. Dani would have to also make it thru “LA Rush Hour” unscathed. But lo’ and behold, she was already there to greet me with a smiling headlock. For the sake of imagination, let’s just assume she was still in character, as Kensi Blye, to make it in record time. Fine by me. After the screening, we joined friends to grab a burger at The Bowery on Sunset where Dani/Kensi was shooting bad guys with her Glock on TV. Coincidence?
Daniela and I during the Q&A politely waiting for the young woman/filmmaker/actress finish talking about herself for the duration. Actually, everyone waited…
How old friends greet each other.
March 7, 2012:
Amazing! Proud to be a FINALIST at the ONECLOUDFEST INTERNATIONAL, Facebook’s first cloud based film festival. And here our film recorded the second most views to date. The future is bright.
October 21, 2011:
Honored to be apart of the limited selection of FINALIST from the Asian American International Film Festival of New York Cinevision for the New York Times Asian Heritage Network Short Film Festival. TU & EU will again be screening with this year’s NYAAIFF winner “Scumbag, Pervert, and The Girl In Between” by writer-director Bruce Hwang. We also screened together at the Academy® Qualifier Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Tokyo, Japan. Looking forward to this private screening…
October 14, 2011:
Very happy to announce TU&EU has been short-listed for the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD for Best Music in a short film at the 8th SoundTrack Music Festival in Cologne, Germany. This is a major confirmation for my talented dear friend and composer Steven von Kampen who was never-ending in his composition for our second film together – and by far with more wisdom than the first. The story here is lies within the journey we took together to finalize this score. And I’m both thrilled and relieved that Steven can gain some recognition for his talent. TU&EU will screen before the jury on November 5th in Koln… Also credited for this nomination is our award-winning Sound Designer and Re-Mixer, Mark Kondracki, of OutLoudAudio!
September 21 2011:
Please to announce TU&EU as a SEMI-FINALIST at the 6th NBCUniversal Short Cuts Film Festival. We are one of eight films to screen at the new SVA Theatre on 23rd Street in New York, NY. I was particularly overwhelmed by one film while laughing to tears over another. Another highlight: co-star Ato Essandoh’s Best Actor nomination.
It’s a personal victory to have both my leads to have been nominated for Best Actress (Daniela Ruah at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia) and Best Actor here at NBCUniversal. It means that, as a director, I’m doing something right 🙂
Here I’m with Comedian Host MC, JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) who did an amazing job navigating us thru the eight films. He pretty much tore up the full house all night as well as our film’s title…
August 06 2011:
TU&EU a selected FINALIST at the 6th Edition NociCortinCinema International Film Festival in Noci, Italy. I hope to visit this beautiful city one day or with another film.
July 19, 2011:
June 18, 22, 24, 2011:
TU&EU a selected FINALIST at Academy® Qualifier 12th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia of Tokyo, Japan, where I was invited to participate as guest filmmaker along with other exceptionally talented filmmakers from Brazil, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, France, India, Iran, Ireland, Jordan, Korea, Portugal, Taiwan, Japan itself, and the USA (from NYC and LA). All building relationships while vying for the Grand Prix. This was by far one of the best festival and travel experiences I’ve had thus far. The Japanese are so gracious and humbling, it gave such new insight about their people and culture particularly after this small island had just suffered a triple national disaster: an earthquake, a tsunami, and thus a nuclear incident. I hope to have another opportunity to return here especially with another film.
May 29, 2011:
TU&EU a selected FINALIST at Academy® Qualifier USA Festival of Dallas, Texas. This was a very nice surprise.
USA / Canada Only: