Former Miss Malaysia Rachel Tan releases new movie, "Sight" in the US
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Former Miss Malaysia Rachel Tan releases new movie, "Sight" in the US

Former Miss Malaysia (now producer) Rachel Tan with husband and producer, Dan Mark
Former Miss Malaysia (now producer) Rachel Tan with husband and producer, Dan Mark
10 Jul - US-based Malaysian producer Rachel Tan has recently released the new movie, "Sight" to more than 2,000 screens in the country.

It was revealed that the film has grossed more than USD 7 million in theatres to date in the US alone, since it was released on Memorial Day weekend on 24 May.

Starring Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear ("Little Miss Sunshine") and Terry Chen ("House of Cards"), "Sight" is an inspiring true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a world-renowned eye surgeon who overcame incredible adversity to become a medical pioneer.

The film has already garnered critical acclaim for its compelling narrative and stunning visual storytelling.

Tan is a former Miss Malaysia and was the first Malaysian to ever win an international pageant when she won TVB's prestigious Miss Chinese International competition. With her husband, Dan Mark, they founded Kingstreet Pictures in 2016, which has released five films, some of which include an A-star cast and crew, with plots featuring Asians.

Tan's deep understanding of cultural nuances as an Asian living in the US has significantly enriched the film's direction and execution.

"This film is not just a testament to Dr. Ming Wang's extraordinary life but also a celebration of perseverance, love, hope and reconciliation. As a Malaysian, I am proud to bring Asian stories and talents to Hollywood, bridging cultures and showcasing the diversity that enriches the film industry. I hope this film opens doors for more collaborations and projects that highlight diverse voices and stories," said Tan.

"Hollywood, though what it produces, shapes a lot of cultural beliefs for the rest of the world. Through this movie, we want to have more Asian stories and talent represented behind and in front of the camera. According to a USC Annenberg study of the top 100 films of 2017, only 4.8% featured a character of Asian descent with a speaking role. Often, Asians are cast as martial arts experts or a triad gang member. Who will tell stories where Asians have been a source of inspiration and force for good, if we do not?" said Tan.

Meanwhile, Tan and Mark confirmed that they have been working on their sixth film, a romantic comedy based on their love story, called "Worth The Wait", which is also in postproduction and was partially shot in Kuala Lumpur last year.

It stars Lana Condor (Netflix's "To All the Boys" franchise), Andrew Koji ("Bullet Train" and "Warrior"), Ross Butler ("Shazam" franchise), Sung Kang ("Fast and The Furious" franchise), Elodie Yung (Fox's "The Cleaning Lady"), Karena Lam (multiple Golden Horse award winning actress), and directed by Golden Horse Award winning director Tom Lin from Taiwan in his US film debut.
Rachel Tan is working with Lana Condor next
Rachel Tan is working with Lana Condor next


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