$30 To Antarctica



follows the story of Ka Foon Chau, who grew up an impoverished child, and retired a renowned doctor. Raised in 1960s Hong Kong, Chau faced the bias of her elders who attempted to discourage her interest in the academics. Through a small gesture of support she received from a teacher, Chau built a life and career that moved beyond the restrictive boundaries set by her parents’ generation. She is now ready to fulfill a childhood dream –
to see Antarctica.



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Art House Film Wire
The Independent Critic

Electronic Press Kit available upon request

C R E W  

Director+Writer: Joey Chu
Producer: Kelly Mckay & Joey Chu
Cinematographer: Dumaine Babcock
Editor: Samantha Cordova
Original Score: Adam Traister
Sound Supervisor: Matthew Conzelmann
Animator: Ana Milena Bojanini
Colorist: Jacob Mckee
Sound Effects Editor:
Foley Artist: Chloe VanTil
Foley Mixers: Haley Bowers & Roberto Garcia
Re-Recording Mixers: Ian Chase & Danielle Price
Title and Motion Designer: Bobby Hanley


O T H E R  I N F O

Filming Location: Hong Kong, The Antarctica Peninsula
Completed: August 2017


Best Student Film, Finalist for Best Short Doc
Indy Shorts International Film Festival  (Heartland)

Best Woman Filmmaker, Best Director (October 2017)
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

Silver Screen Society Award
SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Best Short Doc 3rd Place
Anchorage International Film Festival

Reel Asian Air Canada Award
Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival

Best Foreign Documentary Short (October 2017) 
Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards

SIMA Social Impact Media Awards

Hollywood Screening Film Festival

Nominated for Best Foreign Documentary Director
Madrid International Film Festival

Best Short Documentary (August 2017)
Around International Film Festival Amsterdam

Best Cinematography Gold Award (October 2017) 
LA Shorts Awards

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Phoenix FIlm Festival
Oxford Film Festival
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NewFilmmakers NY
San Diego Asian Film Festival
World Wide Women Film Festival

41st Asian American International Film Festival
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Red Rock Film Festival
Long Beach Indie Film Festival