Scenes from NO LOOK PASS

June 2, 2012:

It's a big week for NO LOOK PASS — just awarded Best Documentary at the 23rd Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival and preparing for our television world premiere on Showtime on Thursday, June 7th at 8pm! Full schedule is here.

March 25, 2012:

NO LOOK PASS wins the Verizon Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and The Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at SF IndieFest.

Massive thanks to everyone who voted for us!

February 14, 2012:

NO LOOK PASS comes to the Bay Area in full force over the next couple months as part of IndieFest, Cinequest, and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Press highlights include:

San Francisco Chronicle talks to Melissa Johnson about "getting into the trenches" and paying her cinematographer in "food and beer."
VCinema says "NO LOOK PASS shows identity as a process of becoming rather than something fixed in time...and brings a smile as wide as a three-point perimeter."
The Bay Area Reporter affirms "Melissa Johnson dips into a feel-good zone with this true-life tale of a most unlikely sports heroine who busts all nature of taboos."
Mission Local calls NO LOOK PASS "something to see" and Emily Tay "as magnetic on the screen as she is scintillating on the basketball court."

November 4, 2011:

The New York Times calls NO LOOK PASS "a 'Love Story' for modern times..."
Director Melissa Johnson gets down with Out Magazine.
By popular demand DOC NYC has decided to schedule NO LOOK PASS for a third screening on Wednesday, November 9th at 4:35pm at the IFC Center!

November 3, 2011:

Some more press highlights gearing up for DOC NYC:

IndieWire is a "big fan..."
Huffington Post says "stunning..."
Gay City News reports "Even if you're not a hoops fan, you'll get hooked..."
The Harvard Crimson calls Emily Tay "the go-to person everyone can look up to..."

October 24, 2011:

We're packing our wooden shoes and putting tulips between our teeth — that's right, next up: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

And thank you, The Harvard Magazine, for showing us some love in the upcoming November-December issue.

October 8, 2011:

NO LOOK PASS announces East Coast premiere at DOC NYC in New York Magazine and IndieWire.

Tickets are on sale HERE for Saturday, November 5th and Monday, November 7th at the IFC Center.

August 28, 2011:

Check out Director Melissa Johnson's recent NPR interview on the Michael Eric Dyson Show!

August 24, 2011:

Excerpt from our latest review on

"This is a masterful piece of documentary filmmaking, at once powerful, accessible and endlessly entertaining. The production team can't be commended enough, nor can Emily, Katie and company, for putting on the most honest show of a lifetime. Screw the NBA — if you want to see basketball at its best, and a player with talent and heart to spare, take a shot at No Look Pass."

July 24, 2011:

After two sold out screenings at Outfest, NO LOOK PASS won The Special Programming Award for Freedom.

Highlights of the press to date include:

Ms. Magazine
The Hollywood Reporter
Pacific Citizen

July 2, 2011:

NO LOOK PASS World Premiere at Outfest on Saturday July 9th has sold out!

By popular demand a second screening has been scheduled for:

Sunday July 17th
Directors Guild of America (7920 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood)


June 10, 2011:

NO LOOK PASS announces World Premeire at Outfest in Los Angeles. Join us at Sunset 5 (8000 Sunset) at 2pm on July 9th in West Hollywood!

Tickets are available here:

Come, watch, and celebrate!

December 6, 2010:

NO LOOK PASS is currently in the final stages of post production and being submitted to film festivals worldwide. Check back soon for all the latest!