Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Hellen Chen, marriage expert and matchmaker extraordinaire, has had her work cut out for her.
For the past 10 years, Chen took on stubborn bachelors and spoiled bachelorettes that had at first been unwilling to commit to marriage, to then take on the responsibilities of marriage and raising a family.
Award-winning Director Wuna Wu heard about this maverick matchmaker through her friends who have announced marriage one after another. Wu, however, has had no luck in settling down despite many attempts. She decided to open herself up to seek the help of Matchmaker Chen and use this opportunity to document the story of this unique matchmaker.
The result is a humorous, real and yet painful look at modern romance. This real-life documentary with no famous stars or pre-written scripts premiered in Taiwan and later went onto major film festivals and captured the hearts of audiences internationally.
On April 5th, this documentary which featured the maverick Matchmaker Hellen Chen, will be shown at the Oakland International Film Festival in California.
How did a no-nonsense matchmaker help men or women who had been burned by bad relationships to embrace love again? How could problems – marriage infidelity, cold tactics, indifferences — turn out to be the factors that will strengthen relationships even more?
The answers are found through the lens of director Wu's camera — capturing an unscripted folding of events and resolving magically under the skilled hands of a passionate matchmaker.
Chen, the star of the documentary, has also been a regular guest on media interviews in 15 countries sharing her marriage expertise.
Her book "The Matchmaker of the Century" which shared many of her real-life work with men and women became the Number One Bestseller in Relationship and Marriage books at Barnes and Noble.
Never thinking that her work of helping men and women in affairs of the heart would be taken to the big screen, Chen said, "All I care about is to see a person be happy. And seeing men and women who had had disappointments, skepticism and failures then transformed and become happily married, that motivates me to continue to help the next couple no matter how tough it might be!”
Information about the show times of the documentary can be found on the official Oakland film festival site.
Matchmaker Chen's story could be found at http://MatchmakerOfTheCentury.com
Ms Yin Chew