Synopsis

 

The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is one of the most famous bridges in China. It is also the most popular place in the world to commit suicide. For the past 11 years Chen Si has been patrolling this bridge, looking to provide aid for those who've gone there to end their lives. Incredibly, he has saved over 300 people since he began - nearly one every two weeks.

 

Running time.....................................................67min

Genre ................................................................Documentary

Year ..................................................................2015

Language...........................................................Chinese w/ English subtitles

Country of Origin .............................................United States

Format ..............................................................1920x1080, 24fps, 1.66:1, Sound 5.1

Sales / Distribution ...........................................Journeyman Pictures - http://www.journeyman.tv

Links ..................................................................Official website: www.AngelofNanjing.com

 

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelofnanjingfilm

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3901250/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngelofNanjing

Hashtag: #angelofnanjing

 

 

Angel of Nanjing premiered March 27th 2015 at the Phoenix Film Festival, where it won for BEST DOCUMENTARY and took home the first ever Sidney K. Shapiro HUMANITARIAN AWARD. It also won for Best Documentary at the Roving Eye Film Festival and the Long Island International Film Expo.

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Jordan Horowitz (Left) and Frank Ferendo (Right) winning Best Documentary and the Sydney K. Shapiro Humanitarian awards at the Phoenix Film Festival.

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Jordan Horowitz (Left) and Frank Ferendo (Right) winning Best Documentary at the Long Island International Film Expo.

Jordan Horowitz

Jordan Horowitz has directed and produced award winning short films, TV commercials and music videos.  He spent several years directing and producing content for MTV and VH1, and directed the TV pilot “City Lights” for Two Ton Films.  His work has been referenced in the book “Making It Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films”, by Kim Adelman.  He is currently in post production on “Painless,” his narrative feature directorial debut.  More info can be found on his website - www.jordansfilms.com

 

jordan@JordansFilms.com

 

Frank Ferendo

 

Frank Ferendo got his start as an editor on shows for VH1 and TV Guide, and quickly moved on to producing and directing. He has gone on to direct many short films, television pilots, commercials and music videos. Together, with long time collaborator Jordan Horowitz, they have produced many meaningful campaigns and content for Shriners Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warriors, Gloria Gemma breast cancer foundation, Boys and Girls club of america among many others. Frank is currently in

development on his first narrative feature, “Repaid”, a crime thriller set in Vietnam.

 

BalanceFilms@gmail.com

 

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Chen Si patrols the bridge looking for people to rescue.

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One of the many attempting to commit suicide on the Yangtze River Bridge

AWARDS

 

  • Winner - Best Documentary, Phoenix Film Festival
  • Winner - Best Documentary, Catalina Film Festival
  • Winner - Best Documentary, SaMo Indie Fest
  • Winner - Best Documentary, Big Apple Film Festival
  • Winner - Best Documentary, New Jersey Film Festival
  • Winner - Best Documentary, Long Island International Film Expo
  • Winner - Best Documentary, Roving Eye International Film Festival
  • Winner - Best Documentary, JP2 Inter-Faith Film Festival
  • Winner - Best Director, JP2 Inter-Faith Film Festival
  • Winner - Special Jury Award, Montelup Fiorentino International Film Festival
  • Winner - Service Above Self Award, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
  • Winner - Sidney K. Shapiro Humanitarian Award, Phoenix Film Festival
  • Winner - International Humanitarian Award First Prize, Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - Hollywood Film Festival
  • Official Selection - Tallgrass International Film Festival

 

PRESS QUOTES

 

“Their subject Chen Si is an incredibly compelling character in his own right, employing rescue methods that are equally nurturing and aggressive – even sometimes exhibiting gallows humor.”

Vincent Lay - IndieWire

 

“Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo bring this incredible tale of human kindness in an unsympathetic matter-of-fact light much like the subject of their film.”

Ray Schillaci - The Movie Guys

 

 

 

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