The Blue Jet 藍傑

Synopsis

Baptized in blue denim, Blue Jet is a rebellious radio DJ who broadcasts banned rock & roll in 1970s Taiwan. The country has been under martial law for the past two decades, and the KMT Secret Youth Police seek out the long-haired instigators of “hippie” culture. Hear the untold story of a legend, remembered by an old fan who recalls his first time walking on the wild side.

Director's Statement

THE BLUE JET is a legend.
He is the infamous rebellious radio DJ who broadcasted banned rock n’ roll, and he’s also my father. This story is not just an untold history. This story is about how we tell stories from the past.

Directed by Lawrence Le Lam

Lawrence Le Lam is an award winning filmmaker. Lawrence’s short, The Blue Jet, has been screened at festivals all around the world. It had its premiere at the Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (in Montreal), and it’s won many awards including Best Student Production (Whistler Film Festival / Leo Awards 2016), Best Short, Best Male Actor, Best Director (Vancouver Short Film Festival), and recently Best Canadian Short at the Toronto International Short Film Festival. Its next screening will be a part of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent showcase at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Lawrence has also made a feature documentary about the social enterprise movement, Not Business As Usual which has screened at several progressive social change film festivals such as the Chicago Social Change Film Festival, and it continues to spend online for free accumulating more than 100k views now. In his working life, Lawrence works as an editor, and cinematographer at Point Blank Creative working on commercials, corporate videos, and web content for progressive organizations such as the David Suzuki Foundation and Vancouver Foundation.

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