Chanal (pronounced "channel") Productions is a film production company committed to producing unique and compelling films that both entertain and challenge audiences.
Chanal Productions was founded in 2007 by actor and filmmaker Albert M. Chan. The company's first production was Fate Scores, which won awards on the film festival circuit before being acquired for distribution by Moving Images Distribution (formerly Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West). The company's second production was The Commitment, which screened at over 40 film festivals on six continents and can be found on the shorts compilation Green Briefs, available on Amazon.com. Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future, their third production, stars Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Tina Chen and won Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the 2015 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. Their latest narrative film, Welcome to the World, was shot on an iPhone in one continuous 7-minute take for less than $140, and has so far screened in over 50 festivals on six continents. Chanal Productions also produced the documentary MAP for Health: 25 Years of Asian Pride, about a group of young people who banded together to help the largely neglected Asian-Pacific Islander population during the AIDS crisis in the early 90's, which premiered at the 2018 Boston Asian American Film Festival.
While currently touring the film festival circuit with the charming children's film The Butler and the Ball, Chanal Productions is developing the feature Incarnations.