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Actress Shuya Chang Leads the Migration of the Fujianese Community in Snakehead iTunes Giveaway


Actress Shuya Chang Leads the Migration of the Fujianese Community in Snakehead iTunes Giveaway

Shuya Chang as Sister Tse in the crime-thriller film, ‘Snakehead,’ a Samuel Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attractions release. Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attractions.

Embarking on an enduring odyssey to achieve their goals is the true powerful motivator for the cast, crew and characters of the upcoming crime thriller, ‘Snakehead.’ The movie’s writer-director-producer, Evan Jackson Leong, embarked on a 14-year quest to portray the Asian-American community as complex, multidimensional characters on screen through the journey of protagonist Sister Tse, who’s inspired by the true life of Sister Ping,

Samuel Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attractions will release ‘Snakehead’ in theaters, on Digital and On Demand tomorrow, October 29. The feature’s official distribution comes after it received critical praise at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In honor of ‘Snakehead’s distribution, ShockYa is offering two lucky winners an iTunes code for the feature. To enter, email us at Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Snakehead’ iTunes code giveaway in the email’s subject line and message. You have until next Thursday, November 4, to enter, and you can enter the contest once daily. On November 4, we’ll pick the winners at random, and notify them through email. Good luck!

‘Snakehead’ follows Sister Tse (Shuya Chang) as she travels to New York City’s Chinatown through a Snakehead – a human smuggler. After she gains favor with the matriarch of a crime family, she quickly rises the ranks. But Sister Tse must soon reconcile her success with her real reason for coming to America – igniting the mass migration of the Fujianese community to America.

In addition to Chang, the drama also stars Jade Wu (‘Luke Cage,’ ‘The Motel’), Yacine Djoumbaye (‘Three Trembling Cities’), Catherine Jiang (‘A Different Sun’), Richie Eng (‘Killerman’) and Sung Kang (‘The Fast and the Furious‘ franchise, ‘Power’).

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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