Magazine article Variety

Sandra Oh: 'This Film Believes in Peace and Understanding'

Magazine article Variety

Sandra Oh: 'This Film Believes in Peace and Understanding'

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KOREAN-CANADIAN ACTRESS SANDRA Oh, acclaimed for her work on the hit TV series "Grey's Anatomy," for which she won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards, and the feature film "Sideways," scores her first executive producer credit with the TIFF Special Presentation title "Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)," in which she also voices the title character. The film is directed by Vancouver-based animator Ann Marie Fleming. alissa simon

Why did you decide to expand your portfolio into producing?

Simple - I wanted to help Ann Marie get her film made because I believe in it so much. I was sitting on my couch reading the screenplay in tears at the end and I knew I had to do whatever I could to help. And that meant helping her get cast, helping her raise money and awareness and promotion for the film.

What was there about this project that appealed to you?

"Window Horses" hits all the things that are important to me: it's pro-girl, pro-tolerance, pro-diversity and PRO-ART!! My nieces are mixed race and it's very important to me that they see themselves represented in this society. Through poetry a young woman could learn more about her culture, her estranged father and herself. …

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