Saturday, February 26, 2011

One of Biggest Snub of the Oscar: Justin Timberlake in The Social Network

Alright, I have been waiting for people to say something about this for months now, but no one has stepped forward. So here I am to state: it is a SHAME that Justin Timberlake has been overlooked in this award season.

I am not a big fan of his, but when I walked out of the theater after the screening, I said to my family and friends his performance is exhilarating. He IS the character Sean Parker, and he spits out every line of the dialogues that no doubt makes Aaron Sorkin proud. He breathes life into this role and compels the audience to believe that the story could not have unfolded in any other way!

I cannot wait for Timberlake to sink his teeth into another meaty role in the near future. He has propelled himself to the ranks of the most exciting young actors today. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stranger Now Featured on Actor Access Mobile's Preview Page

I feel so blessed to receive such cool exposure on Actors Access, one of the biggest casting services in North America. I found out about this last week from my actor friend, Tiger Sheu.

I have received an outpouring of support from many friends and family members regarding this news and the film, which has made this unexpected exposure that much sweeter. I have received impassioned online messages from a family friend and a fellow filmmaker! When I found out that a HS classmate of mine recommended Stranger Now to her friends, I allowed myself to enjoy a sense of accomplishment. This is one of the highest form of compliments an artist can receive. I'm thinking about my fellow filmmakers and supporters who helped make this film happen. I am filled with joy.

If you're interested, the movie is now available on Vimeo ( Here is the official FB page.

By the way, I hope to join Tiger at the SXSW premier of his film, Blacktino, produced by producer of Spy Kids and Sin City (by Robert Rodriguez) and starring Danny Trejo and Jeff Fahey. Big CONGRATS to Tiger!

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Spirit of Independence: Oscar-nominated Indie Films

A very cool event going down this Wednesday night. Directors from the Oscar-nominated The Kids Are All Right, Winter's Bone, and Rabbit Hole will speak candidly about their crafts.

Here's a glimpse of the talk 2 weeks ago given by the Oscar-winning director of The Exorcist and The French Connection.