BEAU HAN BRIDGE | 韩博渊
Beau Han Bridge is a Chinese Canadian filmmaker, theatre artist, and playwright. Raised biracial in Canada, he is drawn to exploring social character, psychological realism, and estrangement through an interdisciplinary lens of cinema and theatre. As a theatre director, his work in Midtwenties Theatre Society has been covered nationally by CBC, the Georgia Straight, and Vancouver Sun, and has premiered original works in both Vancouver and New York. As a film director, he has screened narrative shorts and dance films in local west-coast festivals, such as the 2021 Dancing on the Edge Festival, 2021 Vancouver Fringe Festival (Digital Edition), 2019 Rio Grind Film Festival, and Canada International Film Festival. As of 2021, Beau holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Psychology, and a Contemporary Arts Diploma from Simon Fraser University. He is now currently pursuing a master’s degree in film production as an MFA graduate candidate at York University.
GREAT REVIEW OF "THE THRESHING FLOOR"
July 18th, 2021
positive review of 'the threshing floor' from 2021 Dancing on Edge Festival. Thank you Tessa Perkins!
NEW DANCE FILM "THE THRESHING FLOOR" - BY ROB KITSOS & I
July 1st, 2021
The new dance film I have been working on in collaboration with Dance Artist Rob Kitsos (www.robkitsos.com) and Music Composer Mauricio Pauly (https://mauriciopauly.com) for my FCAT Research Fellowship will be premiering at the 2021 Dancing on the Edge Festival from July 8th-18th in Vancouver! I will share more details once the schedule is released! <3 - B
HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO YORK UNIVERSITY'S MFA FILM PROGRAM IN TORONTO!
May 5th, 2021
Very excited to announce that I will be commencing an MFA in film production this coming Fall 2021 at York University in toronto, ON! Getting a masters degree has been a dream for both me and my family, and I being able to pursue it through my love for film (and theatre of course...more on that in the near future!) is honestly a dream come true for me. I would like to send a gratitude and general thanks to the people who helped support me in my applications and art, including the professors and students at SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, my film cohort, my family, my partner, and the professional artists and workers who I have been fortunate enough to work and learn under the past two years. I will be in frequent back and forth between Vancouver and Toronto, so nevertheless stay tuned for more updates here on my new adventures and I cannot wait to make y'all proud!
HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT I AM A RECIPIENT OF THE 2021 SFU FCAT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AWARD
January 13th, 2021
Will be filming and collaborating on a dance piece called "The Threshing Floor" with Dance Artist Rob Kitsos and Composer Mauricio Pauly
STILL OF MY SHORT FILM "LONE SCHOLAR IN THE AUTUMN WOODS" WINS SFU PHOTO CONTEST
January 5th, 2021
Announcing the winners of the Fall 2020 FCAT Photo Contest
FCAT students submitted their photos for a chance to win a $50 e-gift card or one of two $25 runner-up e-gift cards for each of the three categories below. I was very happy to one of the three final winners!
You can find all of the photos at: https://www.sfu.ca/fcat/news/news-archive/fall-2020/announcing-the-winners-of-the-fall-2020-fcat-photo-contest.html
BACKBONE ON VIMEO UNTIL NEW YEARS!
December 19th, 2020
Check it out via SFU SCA's vimeo page now until Dec 31st, 2020
Ascension 2020 is now publicly available on the SFU SCA Vimeo page. Check out "Backbone" (and the whole show) that premiered on Dec 11th, 2020. Thank you to those that attended the lovely show then also, and happy holidays!
THE SUMMER DANCE FILM ANTHOLOGY
NOW AVAILABLE ON VIMEO!
October 24th, 2020
The 10-part 2020 summer dance film anthology that I co-created with choreographer/dancer Jullianna Oke is officially free and available to watch anytime on vimeo! Thank you to everyone who supported our creative endeavours this summer amidst the pandemic - As artists we must continue to be inspired and open to the new events around us and embrace all of these new forms and questions that this pandemic has given us. Never feel discouraged to stop creating and sharing if you are inspired by a spark and remember that art speaks on its own terms beyond us all. On behalf of Jules and I, we thank you for your time and we cannot wait to keep exploring and bringing forth new findings. Much love and happy Fall 2020! ❤️🍁🍂💕💃🏻
Check them all out via: https://vimeo.com/showcase/7597323
MOVING OUT - A ONE-MINUTE SHORT FILM IS NOW AVAILABLE ON VIMEO & YOUTUBE!
September 7th, 2020
A one-minute short film I made for the #InspiredByTENET filmmaking contest. Enjoy!
Concept: A mother helps her daughter move out into a new apartment.
Featuring Bea Bridge (My Sis) & Jackie Bridge (My Mom)
Directed, Shot, Edited, Written by Beau Han Bridge
Special Thanks to my sister and mom, lol.
THE "FILMS I SHOT AT UCLUELET WITH JULLIANNA" TRIO OF SHORTS IS NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON MY VIMEO
August 2nd, 2020
I shot these three shorts over a 3-day weekend with my lovely partner/choreographer/dancer Jullianna Oke. Very excited with the results and the new gear. :3 Please enjoy and spread the love by sharing with others if you like! <3
Films available to view:
Kanashikatta - Dance Film Six (2020 | 3m40s)
Call the Earth to Witness (2020 | 5m20s)
On Parting After Rain (2020 | 3m50s)
Check out new shorts "Kanashikatta", "Call the Earth to Witness" and "On Parting After Rain" on my page at https://vimeo.com/beauhanbridge
OLD WORKS OF MINE NOW AVAILABLE ON VIMEO (FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY)
July 1st, 2020
Today is three years since the opening day of the first ever play I directed for Midtwenties Theatre Society called "This is Our Youth". Since then, I have been endlessly plagued by the curiosities of living and other people's stories. I owe a huge everlasting debt of my exploration in film to the precious craft of THEATRE and to celebrate a span of three incredibly creative years (which have gone by way too fast), I have decided to make several of my old film works available to view publicly on my vimeo page for free. These works shall remain open for the future and were created with an abundance of friends and collaborators who are a million times more talented than I and who I have been fortunate enough to learn from and share a moment of time with in the past. Please enjoy and cheers to the next three-years, and to the new works that shall ensue. <3
Check out several of my older shoestring film works via: https://vimeo.com/beauhanbridge
"AT THE END OF THE DAY: DANCE FILM FIVE" AVAILABLE NOW ON VIMEO
May 5th, 2020
Now available to watch on my vimeo channel! Please check out one of the many dance shorts I co-created with Vancouver-Based Choreographer & Partner Jullianna Oke!
(2020 - 10 mins) Synopsis: At the end of the day, what else is new? A girl wonders as she wanders.
Directed & Edited by Beau Han Bridge
Choreographed & Starring Jullianna Oke
"BLOSSOMS: DANCE FILM THREE" NOW AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON VIMEO!
April 13th, 2020
Now available to watch on my vimeo channel! Please check out part three of the dance shorts anthology I co-created with Vancouver-Based Choreographer & Partner Jullianna Oke!
(2020 | 9 mins)
Synopsis: Part Three of a short dance film anthology. Spring arrives and a woman finds herself in a different place than she once was.
Directed & Edited by Beau Han Bridge
Choreography & Dance By Jullianna Oke
NEW DIRECTING REEL FOR 2020
March 20th, 2020
Edited just for this early 2020, enjoy!
Films Excerpts Included:
"At the End of the Day: Dance Film Five" (2020)
"The SAS" (2020)
"Call the Earth to Witness" (2020)
"Above The Hospital" (2020)
"The Red Coat" (2019)
"The Divine Tragedy of Digital Youth" (2019)
"Ruin: Dance Film Four" (2020)