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So I’m making an indie documentary about transracial adoption, cultural displacement and identity.

Here’s one of the reasons why.

Late 2011 I wrote and performed a one woman play. As part of a mini British-Chinese diasopra writer’s season; In The Mirror.

Hosted by the award winning New Diorama Theatre and in association with True Heart Theatre. This piece drew upon my experience as an adopted child growing up in conservative southeast England.

There Are Two Perfectly Good Me’s: One dead, the other unborn from Lucy Sheen on Vimeo.

Recorded by Ruben del Dios Armesto

 

©  Lucy Lai-Tuen Chau Sheen January 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

We’ve all been busy!

Ruben is now a proud father – congratulations!

Claire has been busy in the world of Human Resources

And Lucy has been rehearsing for her one woman play which she will perform at The New Diorama Theatre

We hope to get back to blogging, tweeting and Facebooking pretty soon.

We have several more interviews to film hopefully one or two surprises in there!

So stay tuned!

 

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Eighteen months ago – I was down, out, forgotten and discarded. Feeling my age and feeling  useless.

But here I am, now producing and “writing” an independent documentary along with Claire Martin. But it’s not just any documentary, it’s a documentary about being trans-racially adopted. Being an abandoned Hong Kong baby. Being British-Chinese.

Don’t let anyone fool you, making a documentary isn’t  just point and film. Though I guess you could do it like that. As with any creative venture there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes than in front of the camera. Learning to do the admin for any film project could be a daunting task. But I’m really grateful that my time as a Senior  Project Manager has given me the ideal transferrable skills in back office administration. Plus I’d like to think that I have a modicum of common sense, along with thirty years of professional experience in front of the camera and on stage.

So we have been filming on and off since June of this year. When I decided to set up this blog, the Facebook page and the Twitter for our documentary I didn’t really think about what we had achieved as individuals and as writing partners. But it’s massive. Yes we have to finish making the documentary and yes we have to then sell the documentary. Making the thing is the easy bit. But it’s spawned new friendships and has been the inspiration for my one woman play. Claire has a feature film brewing in the back of her brain which we will work on together and it has give both myself and Claire a sense of context something that I think both of us were searching for before.

So keep tuned in to see how we progress on the documentary. We will shortly be launching a sponsorship drive. Keep your eyes peeled

Happy Friday to one and all

Lucy