From Homemade Beginnings to a Vengeful Return: 15 Years of LUMPIA

Originally published on May 21, 2018 The Roxie Theater in San Francisco was sold out Saturday night with an anniversary screening/reunion of the quirky, Daly City-shot film, LUMPIA. With the casts of both the original film and its upcoming sequel, LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE, in attendance, this special presentation for CAAMFest 36 made for a …

David Henry Hwang on Subconscious Writing and His Creative Process

Originally published on May 19, 2018 Across the street from the Curran Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, playwright and Offender David Henry Hwang takes part in interviews in the theater’s office for his latest work, SOFT POWER. The collaboration with Jeanine Tesori had its world premiere in Los Angeles the night before, and a …

Warren Fu on Lessons from Lucasfilm and Switching It Up in Music Videos

Originally published on May 16, 2018 The Weeknd, Daft Punk, and A Tribe Called Quest all have something in common (other than profession): They have all collaborated with music video director Warren Fu on creating visual stories to go along with some of their greatest hits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5uQMwRMHcs&feature=youtu.be Fu broke it down and talked about how …

From My Coverage of CAAMFest 36

Hi everyone! If you've been following along with the re-releases of my content from YOMYOMF the past six months, then you may have noticed a few interviews I had done with various filmmakers from my coverage of CAAMFest 36. For this week, the remainder of the interviews I did will be re-released. -Lauren

A Retrospect of KANGA RODDY: Meet the Puppeteers/Cast (Part 3)

Originally published on April 2, 2018 A unique element about ADVENTURES WITH KANGA RODDY was the inclusion of puppetry. This was all thanks to the creative efforts of long-time puppeteering duo/business partners, Kamela Portuges and Lee Armstrong. Portuges has a long history of both puppetry and sculpting in the film industry. A few of her …

A Retrospect of KANGA RODDY: Meet the Cast (Part 1)

Originally published on March 26, 2018 Several child actors had come in and out of the cast during the three-season run for ADVENTURES WITH KANGA RODDY. The memories of the experience still remain sentimental for two of them in particular: Cori (Najarian) Laemmel and Allison (Miller) Langley. Both of them have been in the performing …

A Retrospect of KANGA RODDY: Meet the Co-Creator

Originally published on March 19, 2018 George Chung has a long line of credits as a producer, director, and businessman in the media industry; including as executive producer for Myx TV’s CALL TO COSPLAY and oversees the streaming platform, JungoTV, as its CEO. Following a string of acting credits and a brief stint producing low-budget …