TORONTO, July 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Producer and cast member Josie Hos Film, Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice, will have its North American premiere at the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). This is the festival’s 20th anniversary event and the first in-person festival in two years.
NYAFF will be held July 15-31, 2022 at the Film At Lincoln Center & Asia Society. This year’s program includes worldwide, international, North American, US and New York premieres. Film genres include action, comedy, drama, thriller, romance, horror, and art house.
Finding Bliss: Fire and Icebrought to us by 852 Films is a tender gift from Josie to humanity.
It tells the story of an inspirational group of Hong Kong’s urban legends who travel to Iceland to embark on a journey of discovering simple pleasures and “finding bliss”. Exploration of two vastly different cultures takes place through games, meaningful conversations and eye-opening activities that help find the perfect balance for a life of true happiness. The goal is to take the pressure off of their physical being by opening their mind, body and spirit to “unlock” themselves a little more, feel a little more and find their “bliss”.
Josie says this project grew out of a positive experience when she rediscovered herself and felt a strong urge to move forward. Here are some words from her:
“Our main goal of this documentary is to convey the message of using the simplest mindset to believe in others sincerely and fearlessly. Our challenge for this project was that musicians and students were pretty conservative and super low key!! We had to create a unique space where they had the opportunity to feel and achieve this. Working with the lucky tokens we found, Iceland was one of the happiest countries in the world and ended up being the perfect location for our documentary Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice!
This documentary invites people to rediscover their inner child and explore their inner space and experience the different sensations and stimuli that would allow people to learn and grow from their mistakes and stupidities. We hope that through this we can evolve into a freer, more loving, more lush and kinder world. We hope you enjoy the documentary, so please enjoy, relax and unlock yourself!”
Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice stars Josie Ho and creative director Jim Chim. The director is Kim Chan. Also in the cast are Uni Boys members Don Cruz, Dee and Kei Chai, Hong Kong musicians, MC Yan, Lo Jim, Sik Gor, Jan and Jason Kui, Hong Kong students, Yvonne, Kit, Jacky , and Miss Chan , as well as musicians from Iceland, Sycamore Tree, Birnir Sigurdarson and Unnsteinn Manuel Stefannsson.
About 852 films
852 Films is a globally recognized film entertainment company founded in 2007. 852’s niche is independent films and alternative projects that set it apart from mainstream media. They have worked with the most talented in Hollywood and Asia, producing compelling content for modern film and television audiences. Projects by 852 Films such as Dream Home, Revenge A Love Story and Full Strike have received numerous international awards. 852 Films also helped produce John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk To Girls At Parties, starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman, which was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival.