in theaters and vod: financial thriller $upercapitalist

$upercapitalist is an indie thriller focusing on a vast financial conspiracy spanning from Wall Street to Hong Kong. Written, produced by and starring Derek Ting, and directed by Simon, the film also stars Kenneth Tsang, Linus Roache, Richard Ng and Kathy Uyen.

Fresh from its world premiere last month at AAIFF, $upercapitalist been rolling out on a city-by-city theatrical release, and also available on Video On Demand. The film opens in San Francisco this Friday at the Opera Plaza Cinemas and in Los Angeles next week, August 31 at the Laemmle NoHo 7.

Here's the trailer:

And here's a more official synopsis:

Conner Lee (Derek Ting, Largo Winch), a maverick New York Hedge fund trader with uncanny analytic abilities, predicts an unprecedented move by the Federal Reserve which sparks investor interest in China. Mark Patterson (Linus Roache, Batman Begins, Law and Order), Conner's boss, urges Conner to move to Hong Kong and orchestrate a hostile takeover of a large family run corporation in Hong Kong headed by CEO Donald Chang (Richard Ng), and his older brother Victor (Kenneth Tsang, Rush Hour 2, John Woo's A Better Tomorrow). Conner believes that if he is successful at this trade, he will earn millions and ultimately find happiness.

In Hong Kong, Quentin Wong (Darren E. Scott, Man with the Iron Fist) helps Conner wage a war on Donald's company and introduces Conner to what money can offer, fast cars, easy women, and the playboy lifestyle. Connor quickly buys into Quentin’s teaching but then meets Natalie (Kathy Uyen, How I Met Your Mother), a smart sophisticated PR director who challenges him to consider there are other things to life than money such as self fulfillment, family values, and love—all the things that Conner had never believed because of his troubled, jaded past.

With a ten billion USD mega deal and the future of a Hong Kong legacy at stake, will Conner sacrifice a rare chance to fulfill his lifelong ambitions for his newfound conscience?
For more information about $upercapitalist, check out the official website here, and follow updates on the film's Facebook page here.

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