• ACTOR / FILMMAKER

  • Spanish Premiere of WELCOME TO THE WORLD

    June 28, 2019
  • Welcome to the World, written and starring Albert, will premiere in Spain at the 6th Annual Shorty Week Film Festival. The film screens Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 12:45pm at the historic Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz as part of the Red de BARaderos programme.

    In 1993, the Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz was declared Bien de Interés Cultural, a category of the heritage register in Spain. Now an exhibition center, this star-shaped 16th-century fortress was built after the Anglo-Dutch sacking of the city in 1596. Within stands a tiny 1683 chapel, and outside are beautiful panoramas across Playa de la Caleta.

    Welcome to the World is a daring film about a troubled man who records a video message for his pregnant sister. Drawing its power and immediacy from its first-person, confessional style, the film presents, in one continuous shot, the journey of one man's awakening from isolation back to humanity. The film stars Albert and is directed by Albert and Anthony Grasso.

    Richard Propes (The Independent Critic) gives it four stars and writes:

    "RIVETING... CHAN'S PERFORMANCE IS DEEPLY MOVING... LINGERS IN YOUR BRAIN LONG AFTER THE CLOSING CREDITS"

    Kirk Fernwood (One Film Fan) praises the film as:

    "INTELLIGENT, INVENTIVE, AND INSPIRED... CHAN DOES A FANTASTIC JOB... DRAWING YOU IN WITH EVERY WORD... THE FINALE IS A STROKE OF CREATIVE BRILLIANCE AND ARTISTRY"

    Max White (OC Movie Reviews) raves:

    "CHAN GIVES A GRIPPING, HEARTFELT AND SINCERE PERFORMANCE WHICH PLUNGES YOU INTO THE MURKY WATERS OF MODERN HUMANITY AND MASCULINITY... SQUEEZES SO MUCH RAW EMOTION INTO A SINGLE SHOT"

    And Rachel Pullen (UK Film Review) writes:

    "LEADING MAN ALBERT M. CHAN... PLAYS AN EMOTIONALLY RAW MAN WITH A GRACE AND EASE THAT IS OFTEN ONLY SEEN WITHIN SOME OF THE MOST HIGH END ACTORS... PACKS A HUGE PUNCH... TO CREATE SUCH AN IMPACT ON A VIEWER IN ONLY SEVEN MINUTES WITH JUST ONE MAN, A SCRIPT AND A CAMERA CERTAINLY SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE SKILLS THAT CHAN HAS AS A DIRECTOR, WRITER AND PERFORMER."