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Award Winning Actress Kaitlin Cheung To Star In “Hope Rises”

KaitlinCheungAward winning actress Kaitlin Cheung to star in Hope Rises, a feature film based on true stories of Chinese orphans and trafficked children.

Vancouver October 3, 2013 – Vancouver actress Kaitlin Cheung, has landed the leading role of Hope in the upcoming feature film, Hope Rises, and will be traveling to the Philippines this month for the 5-week shoot. Eleven-year-old Kaitlin is a recipient of the 2011 Young Artist Award in the category of ‘Best Performance’ for her leading role in the short film The Perfect Gift for Flora. Director David Bolt showcases the plight of Chinese orphans and was inspired to make the film through his work with the Bring Me Hope Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of Chinese orphans: to show them love, show them glimpses of a bright future, perhaps even match them to an adoptive family.


As the film begins, poverty-stricken and desperate, Hope’s father sells her into slavery. During a crackdown of the gang with whom she is being held, an American filmmaker named Nate meets Hope for the first time. Amidst the chaos, Hope flees and must fend for herself. She comes across some other street kids and they take her in as part of their family. During this time, Hope and Nate reunite and forge a bond.


David Bolt collaborated with Brian Godawa (To End All Wars) on the story and screenplay, along with Austin Sheeley on the screenplay. “The story of the Chinese orphan deserves to be told,” BringMeHope001says Bolt, “what ‘Hope Rises‘ has to contribute to that story has been gleaned from nearly a decade of firsthand work with discarded children. This film can save an orphan from a lifetime of pain, and that, in eleven words, is how it came to be.”


Kaitlin has worked on several other films including, And The Fish Can FlyFrankMelman, Ensconce UsTrees, Ministers of Human Fate, and has a role as a dancer in the upcoming feature film,  Heart of Dance, which chronicles a high school senior’s quest to fulfill her late younger sister’s dream of becoming a professional dancer and her subsequent struggle with an eating disorder. Her other credits include an appearance on the television series  Fairly Legal,  a featured Extra in the movie  Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the I Believe CTV Olympic commercial with actor Donald Sutherland, several toy commercials for Fisher Price and Hasbro and PSA’s for Eagle Ridge Hospital and Kelty Mental Health Resource Center. Kaitlin has also appeared in several Print Ads including ‘Teva Shoes’ and the ‘Manitoba Telephone Company’. She has been interviewed by Vancouver’s Omni Television News.

Kaitlin is also trained as a Ballet, Tap and Jazz dancer, and is a member of the competitive dance group at her dance school. She is an alumnus of Be Discovered’s “Dance the Magic” Dance Camp Add Media in Los Angeles, where she appeared in the Be Discovered Stage Show and in the Dance The Disney Parade. Kaitlin is represented by Murray Gibson of Characters Talent Agency.

More about Kaitlin: IMDb
Kaitlin Cheung’s Website

BringMeHope001More about Bring Me Hope:

Bring Me Hope Foundation

Phone: (760) 723-5885

Fax: (760) 723-4433



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