Trevor Cheung a bit of a mutt, half-Chinese and half-Indonesian, born in a town called Palembang located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. My parents, Sylvia and Edward immigrated to Toronto in the early 70s and were on vacation visiting my grandmother at the time of my birth.
Iíll never forget the summer of í89. I was 6 years old and itwas the summer of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,Ghostbusters II, Batman, and the James Bond film License to Kill.More importantly, it was the first summer I remembered going tothe movies. From then on end I dreamed of making a movie.It wasnít until my very last year of high school that I finallygot the opportunity to direct my first film, Buns of Feathers(2000), a short comedy about a certain Sesame Street characterdesperate to win the affections of a girl. It was thisexperience that further solidified my intentions of being afilmmaker.
There is no greater joy for me than to sit in a theatre withfriends, family, or occasionally by myself with a tub of popcornand experience the lights slowly dim, the curtains rise, and theopening credits begin to role.
I try to turn out at least three screenplays a year, whether itbe short or feature length, in the hopes of trying to create thesame magic and excitement that captivated me when I was young.When not watching films or writing, I do photography, paint, anddraw in my spare time.
Trevor writes Classic Movie Reviews for WILDsound
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