Awesome Asian Bad Guys: Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2
Directed by Stephen Dypiangco & Patrick Epino
Awesome Asian Bad Guys is an action comedy web series currently on the film festival circuit and expected to release later this year. It’s our tribute to those villains who were often seen, rarely heard, but always kicked ass. In Season 1, a motley crew of washed up Asian bad guy actors joins forces to take down LA’s most nefarious mob boss.
IFP Emerging Storytellers’ Project Forum, CAAMfest 2014, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival
Stephen Dypiangco is a producer, director, marketer and digital strategist passionate about the intersection of entertainment and technology, especially online video. He co-founded the National Film Society, a new media studio that produces YouTube videos in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. His work has been featured by PBS, Mashable, AllThingsD, GigaOM, Filmmaker Magazine, Indiewire, Tubefilter, New Media Rockstars, Angry Asian Man and Racialicious. He’s worked on the Academy Award-winning Best Live Action Short Film “God of Love,” the theatrically-released feature documentary How To Live Forever, and on the forthcoming action comedy web series Awesome Asian Bad Guys with Patrick Epino. Patrick Epino is an American filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His feature film “Mr. Sadman” made for the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Independent Filmmaker Labs is a satirical dark comedy about a Sadam Hussein body-double who loses his job and moves to Los Angeles in search of a new start, which received positive reviews from LA Weekly and Giant Robot Magazine. Epino was also selected by the film magazine The Independent as one of its “10 Filmmakers to Watch” for that film. Along with Stephen Dypiangco he makes up the “National Film Society” which is part of PBS and makes original web content related to films, filmmaking and film festivals that is viewable online. Epino is a graduate of the University of Chicago and earned his MFA in Cinema from the film program at San Francisco State University.
Writer: Milton Liu
Producers: Phil Yu, Milton Liu, Diana Williams
Tanuj Chopra / Program 7: Online Invasion / USA / 2014 / Comedy / 17 minsNice Girls Crew is the story about three best frenemies and the best book club ever!
Preceded by: Awesome Asian Bad Guys: Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2
Program 7: Online Invasion / 85 minsWhile Asian North American artists may lack love from the mainstream entertainment industry, they’re on the rise and killing it in the rapidly evolving web production and distribution environment, the ONLINE INVASION. VAFF proudly presents Vancouver's first Asian Web Fest program, partnered with Vancouver Web Fest, featuring hysterical hit-generating web content creators and producers: LeendaDProductions, Awesome Asian Bad Guys, Nice Girls Crew and Little Ram Media. Join us afterward for a discussion and Q&A with Web Fest Director Suzette Laqua about "how to make major money as a minority" online - covering concept, production, monetization and distribution with some of the featured producers and a special guest, entertainment lawyer Jeff Young of Altman & Co.
In This Program: Nice Girls Crew: Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2, Awesome Asian Bad Guys: Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2, Little Ram Productions Inc.: HBICtv (“Hot Bitch In Charge” TV) Episode 1, LeendaDProductions: 7 Types of Girls in Vancouver / He Has A Sexy Girlfriend / How To Get A Boyfriend In Vancouver
Kevin Li / Program 7: Online Invasion / Canada / 2014 / Comedy, Reality / 12 minsFollow how four rich Mandarin-speaking girls live their opulent lives in Vancouver, while trying to be the "Hot Bitch In Charge."