Toronto, July 16 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Producer and actress Josie Ho’s film, Finding Happiness: Fire and Ice, will have its North American premiere at the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). This is the festival’s 20th anniversary event and the first in-person festival after two years.

NYAFF will take place July 15-31, 2022 at Film At Lincoln Center & Asia Society. This year’s lineup includes world, international, North American, American and New York premieres. Film genres include action, comedy, drama, thriller, romance, horror, and art-house.

Finding Happiness: Fire and Icepresented by 852 Films, is a delicate gift to Josie’s humanity.

It tells the story of an inspiring group of urban legends from Hong Kong traveling to Iceland to embark on a journey of discovery of simple pleasures and “finding happiness”. The exploration of two wildly diverse cultures is done through games, valuable conversations, and eye-opening activities that help find the perfect balance for a life of true happiness. The goal is to ease the pressure on their physical being by opening up their mind, body, and soul to “unlock” a little more, feel a little more, and find their “bliss.”

Josie says this project was born out of a positive experience of rediscovering yourself and feeling the strong urge to give back. Here are a few words from her:

Our main goal of this documentary is to convey the message of using the simplest mindset to believe in others with sincerity and fearlessness. Our challenge for this project was that the musicians and students were quite conservative and super reserved!! We needed to create a unique space where they would have the opportunity to feel and realize that. Working with the Happiness Markers, we found Iceland to be one of the happiest countries in the world and ultimately the perfect location for our documentary, Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice!

This documentary invites people to rediscover their inner child and explore their inner space and experience the different sensations and stimuli that would allow people to learn and grow from their failures and stupidities. Through this, we hope we can evolve into a more free, loving, abundant and kinder world. We hope you enjoy the documentary, so enjoy, relax and unlock!

Finding Happiness: Fire and Ice stars Josie Ho and creative director, Jim Chim. The director is Kim Chan. Also in the cast are Uni Boys members Don Cruz, Dee and Kei Chai, Hong Kong musicians MC Yan, Lo Jim, Sik Gor, Jan and Jason Kui, Hong Kong students Yvonne, Kit, Jacky , and Miss Chan, and Icelandic musicians, Sycamore Tree, Birnir Sigurdarson and Unnsteinn Manuel Stefannsson.

About 852 movies

852 Films is a globally recognized motion picture entertainment company founded in 2007. 852’s niche is made up of independent films and alternative projects that set them apart from mainstream media. They have worked with the most talented in Hollywood and Asia and produce captivating content for modern film and television audiences. 852 Films projects such as Dream Home, Revenge A Love Story and Full Strike have won numerous international awards. 852 Films also contributed to the production of John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk To Girls At Parties with Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman, which received a Cannes Film Festival nomination.


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