Greg Hamilton

A lifelong student of Asian culture, Greg Hamilton is the leading foreign authority on chinlone, the national sport of Myanmar, and the first foreigner to play the game at the highest level. Greg has practiced and taught martial arts, and created games and workshops to enhance balance, awareness, and agility. Greg has designed jewelry, textiles, and ran a very popular annual art festival in Toronto. He is also a gifted musician, who arranged and produced the original music for Mystic Ball.

Originally from Canada, he has traveled extensively, and has lived, worked, studied, and performed in Indonesia, Thailand, Sudan, Japan, and Myanmar. Greg has made 18 trips to Myanmar. He is in the process of organizing the first ever chinlone world tour.

Mystic Ball is his first film.

Matthew London

Matthew London has been working in the visual arts much of his life. Among his creations is the award-winning interactive multimedia CD-ROM, American Visions: 20th Century Art from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection.

From the US, Matthew has been interested in Asian culture since he was 10, and has lived in Japan, Indonesia and Thailand and traveled extensively in the region. Matthew studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute and documentary filmmaking at the International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine.
In 1986, he was introduced to chinlone by his friend, the director Greg Hamilton. He has made eight trips to Myanmar.

Mystic Ball is his first film.



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