Long Overdue Update

30 09 2013

It’s been over 2 years since the last site update/post! I’ve been quite busy with Pixar (“the day job”) and Chinese Takeout (“the night job”), so updating my personal site keeps getting bumped off of my to do list. To that effect, updates to timmyhahn.com will probably continue to be few and far between (I’m basically considering this site an archive of old work). Instead, you should check out chinesetakeoutfilms.com to see some of what I’ve been up to the past couple of years. And here are a few highlights (both were Vimeo Staff Picks!):

“The Ancestor” by Darlingside – Official Music Video

CADAVER – A bittersweet love story


5 12 2011

Chinese Takeout has been busy! Jonah Ansell came to us with a script and one of our favorite things: a crazy deadline (Sundance’s deadline, to be precise)! A few insanely busy months later, we’ve finished a new animated short film. Here’s the trailer and here’s the website. Stay tuned for news and the eventual online premiere of CADAVER!


19 07 2011

Awesome awards update:

How The Spot Was Won” (our entry into the 2011 48 Hour Film Project) won the following awards in San Francisco:

Best Use of Genre, Best Sound Design (Tie), Best Editing, Best Direction, Audience Choice Award (Screening Group A), & BEST FILM!

Woolf” (our entry into the 2011 24 Hour Film Race) won the following awards in San Francisco and Worldwide:

San Francisco:

Best Writing (Tie), Best Editing (Tie), Best Sound Design (Tie), Best Visual Effects, Audience Choice Award, & 1st Runner Up


Best Visual Effects & BEST FILM!

More Speed Filmmaking!

18 06 2011

It’s Chinese Takeout’s 3rd year of speed filmmaking and I think we’re starting to get the hang of it!  Our entry in the San Francisco 24 Hour Film Race (“Woolf”) won the Audience Award and was awarded 1st Runner-Up by the Judges!

Our entry in the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project was well-received at the screening and was even featured on the Richmond SF Blog and on SFist!  Awards are expected to be announced in early July.

In other news, Extra Lives TV continues on in a somewhat limited capacity as I’ve been hard at work as a Script Coordinator at Pixar Animation Studios!

48 Hour Film Project

30 06 2010

Chinese Takeout entered the 48 Hour Film Project for the 2nd year in a row, and we feel pretty proud of our short. Please check it out below and let me know what you think! Also, my gaming podcast with Winnie has been focused on games in the app store for the past 2 months and, thanks to being featured in the iTunes store, is getting almost 10,000 downloads an episode! Make sure to check that out at extralives.tv, facebook.com/extralivestv, and youtube.com/extralivestv. If you or someone you know might want to advertise to 10,000 iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad gamers every week… let me know!

24 Hour Film Race!

12 05 2010

We (and by we, I mean Chinese Takeout) won the San Francisco 24 Hour Film Race’s Audience Award! I think we’re starting to get the hang of this speed filmmaking thing…

We had 24 hours to create a film with the following 2 givens:

Theme: Goodbye

Surprise Element: a Wig

Here’s the result:

Extra Lives TV

27 03 2010

I’ve started a new video podcast with friend Winnie Tong. It’s called Extra Lives and its goal is to cover gaming (both digital and non-digital) and gaming culture from both the male and female perspectives.

Please check out the Extra Lives site (extralives.tv) and our channels on YouTube (youtube.com/extralivestv) and Vimeo (vimeo.com/extralives).

And if you’ve got 10 minutes right now, watch our 2nd episode right here and right now:


9 08 2009

My summer of speed filmmaking continues!

I just returned from a brief stint teaching filmmaking at a sleep-away summer camp (http://ucamps.org) down in the Santa Cruz mountains. As one of the instructors with the film department, I had the exciting and exhausting opportunity to help campers ranging from grades 2 through 12 make their very own short films in less than a week. Oh, and I had the pleasure of doing this 5 weeks in a row…

One of my favorite things to do with the kids was make music videos. Here’s one of my favorites:

If you’d like to see the other films made this summer, here’s a link to uCamps’ YouTube channel.

On a side note, Chinese Takeout won Best Writing (tie) in the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project with our short film”1/3″ (watch it in HD here)!

So, as the end of summer looms nearer, I’m definitely looking forward to moving on to some less-rushed projects… But, as my friends over at 12films12weeks.com and I have been learning, speed filmmaking is both highly addictive and extremely rewarding.

Speed Filmmaking

19 06 2009

Speed Filmmaking has been the theme of the summer!

I’ve formed a small filmmaking crew called Chinese Takeout and we made 2 films (one in 24 hours and another in 48 hours) that you can check out here.

While you’re at it, please check out the speed filmmaking project my friend Keith Boynton is tackling in NYC (12 Films in 12 Weeks)!

Latest Project Completed!

4 05 2009

“Kaleidoscope” is done! Please let me know what you think by commenting, rating, etc.