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Exploring Being Asian and Queer with Filmmaker Nick Neon

Nick Neon is a half Korean American and half Spanish American filmmaker who identifies as Asian American. As a millennial filmmaker with a passion of horror, Nick has also directed and acted in two short films dubbing the “Jimmy Park” series. To celebrate Pride month, “Ultra Bleu” and “Zero One” are both streaming FREE on AAM.tv. CHOPSO takes the opportunity to interview this young upstart.

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Thank you, Terence Chang, Victor Elizalde and Aaron Shershow

Last Thursday, when I was e-mailing my friends to vouch for me on my Wefunder campaign, an effort to raise equity for financing my ultra…

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Posted in Culture

Age Is Just a Number: Why I Started Making Digital Art

As a filmmaker, I’ve worked with many actors since I started in the industry in 1993, attending graduate film school (MFA) at UCLA. As I…

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Remembering Actor Clint Jung, Passing in 2021

On March 29, 2021, I found out that one of my first leading men Clint Jung from Justin Lin’s and my first feature Shopping for…

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Why They Defamed Me… a Cautionary Tale of Indie Filmmaking

On the night of Friday April 9, 2021 after coming home from dinner, I received a few e-mails from friends sending me screenshots of someone…

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Posted in Entertainment US

EXCLUSIVE: Trump Approves North Korea’s Single Dose COVID Oral Vaccine “Rocket X”

In an exclusive press release e-mailed to CHOPSO at midnight on April 1, 2021, former president Donald J. Trump told CHOPSO that he absolutely approves…

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Quentin Lee at the 2007 Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Posted in Culture US

In a Violent Country

As an immigrant in America, I was writing this article a few months earlier and I stopped writing because I felt like crying over spilled…

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Posted in Culture US

HATE CRIME: FIRST PERSON

In light of the recent post-COVID hate crimes on Asians worldwide, I’m re-posting this original blog published on Xanga.com on January 29, 2004. I was…

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How I Made Three Comedy Specials During the 2020 Pandemic Lockdown

At the end of 2019, I had struck two distribution deals with Comedy Dynamics to distribute two comedy specials, Kim McVicar’s Please Notice Me and…

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Posted in Culture Entertainment

How I Made a Feature, a TV Series and a Documentary Film While Staying COVID-Free During the 2020 Pandemic Lockdown

As the world is slowly coming out of the Coronavirus pandemic, I want to spend a little bit of time reflecting on last year, 2020….

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