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34: How to Lie About Getting Into Harvard with Ryan Chan and Vishnu Hari
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"Acceptance" is a 50-minute international film based on the true story about a scholar from India who lies about getting into Harvard.
Ryan Matthew Chan is an American filmmaker of Eurasian descent born and raised in Singapore. He graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a double major in Film Studies and Economics. In 2011, Chan served as the Director of Photography for an independent feature film called "The Durian King" starring renowned Singaporean actor Lim Kay Tong. In 2010, Chan developed the screenplay for Acceptance with co-writer Vishnu Hari and began production in the Summer of 2012 with sponsorship from the Media Development Authority of Singapore. Chan drew most of his inspiration for "Acceptance" from his upbringing at the Singapore American School. "Acceptance" had its international premiere at the 2014 New York Indian Film Festival.
Vishnu Hari is a Canadian screenwriter of Indian descent raised in Singapore who graduated from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) where he received the Lee Suan Yew Speaker of the Year award. He received his degree in Astrophysics and Economics from the University of Toronto in 2015. Hari developed an interest in filmmaking when he met Chan at a Model UN Conference in 2009 where the two bonded over their passion for cinema. Hari acted in and co-wrote several of Chan’s short films during their final year of high school. Hari's love for writing comes from observing his father who is a published novelist.
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