April 28

“FACELESS” – DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NGO TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE THIS WEEK STARTING APRIL 29, 2021 EXCLUSIVELY AT THE 2021 HOT DOCS

HONG KONG PROTESTERS ARE FEATURED FRONT AND CENTER IN NEW DOCUMENTARY
“FACELESS” – DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NGO
TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE THIS WEEK STARTING
APRIL 29, 2021 EXCLUSIVELY AT
THE 2021 HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN TORONTO CANADA

TRAILER TEASER AND POSTER ARE UNVEILED TODAY

April 27, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – Dissonant Productions, in association with XTR and Flat-Out Films, unveils the new teaser trailer and poster today for FACELESS directed by Jennifer Ngo. The film will have its world premiere at the 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival this Thursday, April 29, 2021.

FACELESS is an intimate portrayal of four young protestors in Hong Kong struggling to protect their freedom and way of life. First time feature filmmaker and journalist Ngo, brings this eye-opening film to the screen, as a powerful reminder of the lengths people will go to impact change, and presents incredible access to these four game-changers who share their thoughts and actions, as they become part of the protest in a meaningful way.

A daughter who loves her police officer father; a Christian believer who advocates nonviolent resistance; a student entering his last year of high school; and queer artist-activist are featured in this urgent film. Their lives are upended as protests against a controversial extradition bill engulf Hong Kong. The independently-produced documentary follows these four young Hongkongers navigating the protests. They take to the streets, facing tactical problems with creativity and countering police brutality with commitment and unity in the midst of the largest challenge to Communist Party rule since Tiananmen Square. As protests morph into a greater city-wide movement calling for democracy and justice against police brutality, each of them are forced to re-examine their motives, their values and personal relationships. The cast remains masked during the filming, so that they would not be identified. FACELESSgives a vibrant and important voice to this new and active generation of activists. 

The new teaser trailer can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/l4oZhxoy2TY

Here is the poster – unveiled today, as well.
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FACELESS is directed by Jennifer Ngo and produced by Lorraine Ma. It is edited by Samuel Rong, with additional editing by Andrea Lewis. Scott Clotworthy serves as director of photography, with cinematographer Stanley Leung. The assistant director is Crystal Wong. The film is associate produced by Christopher Niem, and scored by Harris Tartell. The consulting producer is Michael Shevloff and the online editor is Ira Flowers, with executive producers Nancy Tong and Tony Hsieh. Kathryn Everett and Bryn Mooser are executive producers for XTR, with Justin Lacob as contributing producer. 

FACELESS

Directed by Jennifer Ngo
Produced by Lorraine Ma
Executive Produced by Nancy Tong, Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett,
Tony Hsieh, Roberto Grande & Mimi Pham

WORLD PREMIERE – 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival

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Protesters march in Hong Kong in a scene from FACELESS – directed by Jennifer Ngo.
Photo courtesy of Dissonant Productions

About the film FACELESS
A daughter who loves her police officer father; a believer who advocates nonviolent resistance; a student entering his last year of high school and queer artist-activist: their lives are upended as protests against a controversial extradition bill engulf Hong Kong. FACELESS is a feature-length, independently-produced documentary that follows these four young HongKongers navigating the protests. They take to the streets, facing tactical problems with creativity and countering police brutality with commitment and unity in the midst of the largest challenge to Communist Party rule since Tiananmen Square. As protests morph into a greater city-wide movement calling for democracy and justice against police brutality, each of them are forced to re-examine their motives, their values and personal relationships.

WATCH TRAILER NOW:

The new teaser trailer can be accessed here:
https://youtu.be/l4oZhxoy2TY

MORE PHOTOS FROM FACELESS
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POLICE SWARM PROTESTORS IN A SCENE FROM “FACELESS” DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NGO – Courtesy of DISSONANT PRODUCTIONS

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POLICE SWARM AT NIGHT IN A SCENE FROM THE DOCUMENTARY “FACELESS” DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NGO – PHOTO COURTESY OF DISSONANT PRODUCTIONS

We would like to thank David Magdael & Associates for the press release.