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Olivia Wilder

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Daron  Ker carries a film school degree and a great respect for Kubrick, Scorsese, Coppola. But he is anything but ordinary.  First, the subject matter of his two films, as different on the surface as can be. "Rice Field of Dreams," documents the attemps of a Cambodian refugee with an Alabama accent, named Joe Cook, who returns to his country to establish a competitve baseball program.  Another film, "I Ride," introduces audiences to the Fryed Brothers Band, a rock group that plays almost exclusively for motorcycle clubs and rallies, living a nomadic life on the road. Both films, scheduled for December release, continue to fascinate audiences and critics alike. Ker, a Cambodian-American, as a child was interned with his family during Pol Pot's reign of terror in the 1970's (which was the basis for the Oscar-winning, "The Killing Fields"). There he was exposed to great filmmaking, seeing Kubrick's "Spartacus" projected onto a white sheet to entertain the imprisoned refugees. Although he didn't speak the language, the film's powerful visuals made a deep impression. Eventually his family emigrated to Southern California in the US. While many young Cambodian men wound up in gangs or behind bars, Daron followed a different path, moving to San Francisco to attend film school. 
With limited resources, his first film,  "Rice Field of Dreams," lead him back to his homeland for the first time in three decades, where his heart was broken, seeing all the kids. He decided that it was up to him to step in and show American audiences what Cambodians have gone through, and who they are.
Learn more about this talented filmmaker at http://www.waterbuffalopics.com
Call 347-215-7536 to speak with Daron.