Published on October 22nd, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Shuya Chang On Her New Film “Snakehead” & Future Projects

As set for release on October 29, 2021 via Samuel Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attractions to Theaters, Digital and On-Demand outlets, Snakehead received accolades from screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival 2021, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2021, and the New York Asian Film Festival 2021. Produced, written and directed by Evan Jackson Leong (Linsanity, Finishing The Game, I Am More: Obj), the film stars Shuya Chang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny), Jade Wu (Luke Cage, The Motel), Yacine Djoumbaye (Three Trembling Cities), Catherine Jiang (A Different Sun), Richie Eng (Killerman) and Sung Kang (The Fast & The Furious franchise, Power).

As a quick synopsis of the film Sister Tse (played by Shuya Chang) comes to New York through a Snakehead, a human smuggler. She gains favor with the matriarch of the family of crime and she rises the ranks quickly. Soon Tse must reconcile her success with her real reason for coming to America. Per the IMDb of Chang — which also notes several credits as a producer — will be seen in the forthcoming films 100 Years and The Dragon Letters, beyond several unannounced projects.

On October 21, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Shuya Chang via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond Snakehead, we discussed upcoming projects, hobbies, and whether she was actually waterboarded in the film. More on Chang and Snakehead can be found here, here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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