Directed by: Celeste Koon
Producer: Brad Dworkin and Celeste Koon
The Ghost of Grandpa Tong brings a new spin to the multi-ethnic ‘identity’ story in the form of a humorous ghost story about a stubborn old Chinese man who returns as a ghost that can only be seen by Zoe, his granddaughter’s ‘halfie’ English speaking best friend. Even after death, Grandpa Tong, is stuck in his ways. He rants to Zoe about the importance of culture, studying hard, and good grooming. However, after a while he opens up to Zoe that he misses his family whom he loves dearly and worries about.
This film is a simple yet thoroughly touching character based film. It is a story full of humour and heart about the gap between cultures and generations, and the overriding connectedness that draws us all together despite our differences.
2016 Cinekid Screening Club (Amsterdam)
2016 Manhattan International Film Festival
2016 DC Chinese Film Festival
2016 Lahore International Children’s Film Festival
2016 Reel 2 Reel International Film Festival for Youth (Vancouver)
2016 Kingston Canadian Film Festival
2016 Providence Children’s Film Festival
2016 Clermont Ferrand – Short Film Media Library
2016 The Seattle Children’s Film Festival
2015 The Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival