Punfilms is an independent film company located in Los Angeles. Our current project is the feature documentary – “El Chino”. El Chino will focus on the remarkable life story of Bill Wong, an American of Chinese heritage. An engineer by trade, Wong left Berkeley, California in the early 1960s to become a matador in Spain. Our goal is to present Bill’s incredible journey- from his youth in Arizona to his celebrated bullfights in Spain.
Producer/Director: Vincent Pun
Producer/Writer/Editor: Erika Hart
Director of Photography: Tony Garcia
Camera Operator: Loretta Conley
Consultant / Biographer: Paul Polansky
Vincent Pun is a writer, producer, director and editor like his wife, Erika. He wrote and directed several short films on 16mm and 35mm film and has since directed and produced dozens of HD corporate videos for Ad Agencies in LA. As a direct relative of Bill Wong’s and a fellow Asian (North) American – he can bring the requisite insight into Bill’s incredible journey.
Erika Hart is a writer, producer, director, and editor on a mission to make “El Chino” a great movie. With an eye for the quirks in everyday life, she wrote and directed a number of colorful, darkly comic short films. Her film production experience and jack-of-all-trades technical skills are perfectly suited for small, independent projects with modest bugets. Erika has a Bachelor of Arts in Filmmaking from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, NC.
Tony Garcia graduated from East Leyden High School he then went on to study photography and art at the American Academy Of Art in downtown Chicago. After graduating he assisted for 8 years. Tony moved to Los Angeles in 1981. In 1984 he established Tony Garcia Photography. Tony photographs lifestyle people and products in studio and on location. He has a full service photography studio utilizing all formats with complete high-resolution computer enhancement and compositing capabilities. Tony Garcia has over 25 years experience working with Agencies & Clients in the US and abroad.
Loretta Conley handles public relations, aerial photography and marketing communications for Robinson Helicopter Company, the world’s largest helicopter company. An accomplished product photographer, her photographs appear in leading trade publications throughout the world. Loretta’s film studies include television drama writing and script supervising. Loretta holds Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Latin American History from the Pennsylvania State University.
Paul Polansky is an American author and activist working for the rights of the Roma people (also called Gypsies). He has worked for the advancement of the Roma and acceptance of them throughout Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Today he heads the Kosovo Roma Refugee Foundation (KRRF), an NGO working with the afflicted residents of the UN Camps in north Kosovo. From July 1999 until September 2009 he was head of mission for the Society for Threatened Peoples in Kosovo and Serbia. Polansky has published twenty-seven books, including sixteen books of poetry. His book of poetry “Gypsy Taxi” (2007) was reviewed on BBC radio. He is currently writing the biography about his good friend, Bong Way Wong.