Today, Simon Yin’s $upercapitalist opens theatrically at the Village East Cinema, 181 – 189 2nd Ave in New York, while simultaneously debuting day and date on Video on Demand and iTunes across North America.$upercapitalist will open in Washington DC on Aug 17th at the E – Street; in San Francisco on Aug 24th at the SF Opera Plaza; and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Noho on August 31st.
$upercapitalist, a U.S./China co-production and the first English language financial thriller independently produced out of Hong Kong, follows Conner Lee (Derek Ting), a maverick New York hedge fund trader who moves to Hong Kong to orchestrate a mega-deal that swiftly escalates beyond his control. Caught between competing forces in America and Asia in a ruthless culture of profits at all costs, he desperately negotiates and maneuvers inside China’s closed, complex society. With his life and Hong Kong’s future staked on a corrupt billion dollar deal, the trader takes the ultimate risk.
Ting has always had a passion for acting, and rediscovered it while taking an acting class at Cornell University. After experiencing September 11, 2001, Ting decided that life was too short and started making the transition to become an actor. He had a successful run landing national commercials quickly, and bit parts on television shows, however he felt there were too few opportunities for him. Ting gave up acting to become a producer at CNN International in Hong Kong. However, local Hong Kong commercial directors asked him to be in their commercials, and then Ting soon followed up with a part in “Largo Winch,” an international French production starring Kristin Scott Thomas.
In addition to premiere night, Derek Ting (Producer, Writer, Lead Actor), Joyce Yung (Producer), David Hou (Associate Producer), Emeline Rodelas (Associate Producer) and additional cast/crew will be available for Q&A’s at the following screenings:
– Saturday 4:15pm
– Saturday 7:15pm
– Sunday 4:15pm
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