Albert’s film Welcome to the World will premiere in San Francisco as part of the SF Queer Film Fest, running in-person August 26-28, 2022, at the Delancey Street Screening Room on the Embarcadero and online August 31-September 4, 2022.
The Delancey Street Screening Room is the venue for the Director’s Guild monthly screenings, dailies of films produced in San Francisco, and Academy of Motion Pictures screenings. The screening room has been rented by film industry professionals including Sean Penn, Robin Williams, Dennis Quaid, Charlize Theron, Bonnie Raitt, Ron Howard, and Emilio Estevez.
The SF Queer Film Fest is a showcase for innovative and ground-breaking movies by queer filmmakers, offering an alternate platform for out-of-the-box thinkers and content creators. The festival is created by filmmakers to provide opportunities to queer filmmakers who are over-looked by the mainstream LGBTQI+ festivals.
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.”