The Last 5 Minutes

My dear friend and very talented director, Rocky Jo, has been on a very purposeful mission ever since he came to LA~ and that is to be a truth teller of real love. In his next endeavor, he has teamed up with my other dear friends, The Jubilee Project, to create a short film that will be pitched to Hollywood studios with the purpose of reflecting love and hope to the masses. Check out his Indiegogo campaign:

If you believe in Rocky’s vision, please consider helping by donating or spreading the word! GO GO GO! http://www.indiegogo.com/L5M

BLT: GENESIS

This is kind of where it all began for me…

Directed by my friend, mentor, and colleague, Evan Jackson Leong. Can’t believe this was from a decade ago! Everyone still looks the same! (Yay, Asian genes!)

ALREADY GONE

Ross Ching’s latest short film but not-so-short-film premiered earlier today on Wired.com. The reason why it’s not exactly a short film is because it’s actually a clip of a feature film that has yet to be made. I had a chance to chop it up with the two producers of the film and it definitely sounds like some exciting things are cooking. Check it out~

More info: facebook.com/Alreadygonethemovie

Underneath Your Love

I love this. I don’t care how cheesy y’all think it is~ I love the message and I love that Michelle is writing, directing, and inspiring!

Midnight Kiss

Michelle Phan is definitely one of the most talented young women I know. She’s a visionary artist who transcends the art of makeup. I love that she’s writing and directing short narrative pieces for her tutorials! Check it out. Just in time for NYE:

Kina Grannis – In Your Arms

This video makes me happy :] Major props to Kina, Greg Jardin, and the team behind this vid! Super awesomeness.

And daaang, it took about 2 years for this video to be made! Each frame took anywhere from 5 minutes to 3 hours to make! Yowza. Definitely a labor of love!

More Kina Grannis: http://www.kinagrannis.com

Friday Find: Rocky Jo on GTV

I’m such a cheater. I actually found this on Wednesday, but I figured I’d share it with y’all today. I happened to find this on YouTube while searching for new work from directors that I know. It was a pleasant surprise finding this, cuz’ Rocky’s a good friend of mine and I haven’t seen him since August, right before he left for Taiwan to shoot his first feature film! Def a treat seeing this lil’ news bit on Rocky and super cool hearing his Mandarin skills! For the 6 years that I’ve known Rocky, he’d NEVER revealed to me that he could speak Mandarin!!! Haha. Sooo proud of Rocky. Can’t wait to see his film! LOVE SICK! Be on the look out!

The Warrior’s Way

is out in theaters tomorrow! And Jang Dong Gun (장동건) is SMOKIN’ in this!

Since there have been a lot of recent flops with crossover Asian stars, I actually didn’t have the highest expectations, but after seeing the The Warrior’s Way, I really enjoyed it! It’s a beautiful film. Very artistic bridging the east and the west together in a surreal way with great moments from Jang Dong Gun, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, and Geoffrey Rush. When I first saw the trailer, I was reminded of Sukiyaki Western Django, but to be honest, I didn’t think that film was all that great (the bad english killed it for me… sorry). Also, fyi, I haven’t seen any of the films that I’ve heard it being compared to (300, Ninja Assassin, or Blood: The Last Vampire)… so to me, The Warrior’s Way is very fresh. I enjoyed the story, the visuals, and the characters! And of course, Jang Dong Gun is HOT in this.

The best part? Jang Dong Gun gets a little bit of action… and I’m not talking about the action with the ninjas or the cowboys!

Jang Dong Gun and Kate Bosworth star in Relativity Media’s The Warrior’s Way. — COPYRIGHT: © 2010 Laundry Warrior Ltd.

The Warrior’s Way opens nationwide Friday December 3, 2010. For more info, visit the official movie site: http://www.iamrogue.com/thewarriorsway

Ktown Cowboys – Bonus Episode

Finally. The REAL last episode is now online! This was actually my first time seeing it since it wasn’t a part of the feature-length version that screened at the LA Asian Pacific Film Fest a few months ago. For those who need to catch up or get a refresher, watch the whole series here. Anyway, check it out~ I thought it was a nice way to end the series.

Get more info at: ktowncowboys.com

The LXD… the uprising begins!


Just caught up with “The LXD” on Hulu. Episodes 4 and 5 were released today and it seems that the story is finally being set into motion after three episodes of setting up specific characters.

I gotta say, I’m digging this so far. The story is intriguing, the actors/dancers are all hot so far (lol), and the choreography is tight. I myself am NOT a dancer, but I do enjoy the skills of others, so if you don’t appreciate dance, then this might not be a series for you as this is obviously very dance heavy. There’s definitely some sort of superhero/bad guy storyline going on, but it’s still very early to comment on how good the overall story is. But so far, I’ve been intrigued enough to want to continue to watch!

My fave episode so far? “Robot Lovestory” (episode 3):

Watch all the episodes here: http://www.hulu.com/the-lxd
(unfortunately, this is only available in the U.S. for now. Intl’ peeps, stay tuned… it should be out by September according to Jon M. Chu).

Get more info at: thelxd.com

P.S. – Spotted my friend, Vivian Bang, in episode 4! Go Vivian!