Booked and wrapped a role on the NBC Shades of Blue Season 3 Finale! Grateful to use my Mandarin Chinese speaking skills and work opposite series regular Hampton Fluker. NO SPOILERS! Many thanks to Rob Decina casting.
Starting July 11th, Nancy Sun's feature film debut is now available for digital download on Amazon and iTunes! Clips of her work in the film, opposite Morgan Freeman, can be seen here.
This month, Nancy also participated in final callbacks for the ABC Discovers New York Talent Showcase. Many thanks to Marci Phillips, Erica Hart, Blaine Johnston, etc. for inviting her into the room...again and again!
Meanwhile, independent films featuring Nancy continue to sweep the film festival circuit. Multi-hyphenate Eden Marryshow won the Grand Jury prize for Best Director at the American Black Film Festival for Bruce!!! and Dean Peterson's What Children Do won the Grand Jury Prize at Ridgefield Independent Film Festival. What Children Do also had additional screenings at Free Range Film Festival, Indy Film Fest, Lower East Side Film Festival, the Film Festival of Columbus, and Woods Hole Film Festival. So grateful to be part of both projects. Congrats to such memorable casts & crews!
In June, Nancy participated in two closed development readings at New Dramatists: This Exquisite Corpse by Mia Chung and directed by Ken Prestininzi, and Angel Koan by Mia Chung and directed by Lisa Rothe. Grateful for the opportunity to work with talented actors Esther Chen, Wai Ching Ho (Netflix's Daredevil, The Defenders), Charlotte Maier (CBS' Elementary), Sharon McClung, Jon Norman Schneider (Netflix's Jessica Jones, HBO's Veep), Jing Xu (NBC's Blindspot), and Jade Wu (Netflix's Luke Cage).
Nancy also participated in the CBS Diversity Workshop, hosted by Barbara Matos, VP of Diversity and led by Fern Orenstein, SVP of Casting.
Independent film What Children Do, in which Nancy has a principal role, is screening at six festivals and counting! Following its Cinequest world premiere, it's been shown at Big Muddy, RiverRun International, Chattanooga, and Hill Country Film Festivals. It next appears at the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival on May 20th! This film stars Nicole Rodenburg (Annie Baker's The Antipodes), Grace Rex (CBS' Untitled Jenny Lumet Pilot), John Early (TBS' Search Party; Netflix's The Characters), and Josh Ruben (CollegeHumor). Directed by Dean Peterson. A clip of Nancy's work in the film can be seen here.
On April 7th, Nancy Sun makes her big screen debut in the bank heist comedy Going in Style. Playing a young terrified mom named Mandy, she shared scenes with Academy-Award winning leads Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin (and Matt Dillon, pictured here). Directed by Zach Braff and cast by Avy Kaufman.
Nancy Sun returns to NYC after a 51-performance run of Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem at Studio Theatre. In her role as research assistant Bo Sheng-Tsu, critics lauded “all her awkward glory,” “wonderful energy,” and “engaging yet steely delicateness” “in a well-modulated turn.” Directed by Matt Torney and cast by Kate Murray in this Helen Hayes Recommended DC premiere. Nancy is also now an Actors' Equity member!
On February 26th, catch Nancy on Showtime's Homeland! In "The Return," she asks President-Elect Elizabeth Keane (played by Elizabeth Marvel) the tough questions. Directed by Alex Graves and cast by Judy Henderson and Kimberly Graham.