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The Evolution of Chink, the Re-release of the Controversial Serial Killer Thriller

On the brink of the re-release of Chink, the low budget thriller about the first Asian American serial killer, CHOPSO talks with producer Quentin Lee who was the brainchild behind this feature film originally released in 2013. Directed by their UCLA film school buddy Stanley Yung, Chink world premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival winning Jason Tobin, who plays the titular protagonist, a Breakthrough Performance Award. Chink also won Best Thriller Feature Film at Burbank International Film Festival.

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Posted in Art Interview

Leslie Streit on “When I Become a Ghost”

Filmmaker Leslie Streit collaborated with Robin McCain on their upcoming immersive installation “When I Become a Ghost” to be unveiled from 6 pm to 9 pm on February 24 at San Francisco’s Pastine Projects. CHOPSO took the opportunity to interview Leslie on her latest artistic venture.

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Posted in Culture Interview

Programmer and Actress Melissa Dawn Johnson Dishes on Yale in Hollywood Fest 2023

On the week of the 4th annual Yale in Hollywood Fest streaming all its programs free and worldwide, I sat down with programmer Melissa Dawn…

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Young Man Kang Is Casting “Prayer International Series” in Rio

Young Man Kang is probably the most prolific veteran AAPI creator I know. Casting now, he is set to continue his ‘Prayer International Series’ with the next episode taking place in Rio de Janeiro during the Rio Webfest 2023 event.

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Posted in Culture Interview

Quentin Lee on His First Children’s Book Pumpkin Head Lost His Head

On the day before Halloween, I took the opportunity to chat with filmmaker Quentin Lee on his first children’s book Pumpkin Head Lost His Head,…

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Posted in Culture Entertainment

First Person: Creating Last Summer of Nathan Lee

When I was going to high school in Montreal as a 15-year-old immigrant from Hong Kong, I remember meeting Nick, a fellow 11th grader, who…

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Posted in Entertainment Interview

Canadian Comic Victoria Banner Hates Stand Up

A star of the first all diverse Canadian stand-up comedy TV series by a BIPOC creator, Comedy Invasion, Calgary-based comedian Victoria Banner is releasing her…

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Interview with Quentin Lee on his First Published Play Caliban’s Offspring

On the eve of publishing his first play, multi-hyphenate creator Quentin Lee talked to CHOPSO about writing and getting his debut play Caliban’s Offspring to the world as a book, sold exclusively on Amazon.com.

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Posted in Culture Dirty Laundry

A Requiem for Dennis Phung

Not only Dennis Phung was one of the first people I met coming to LA, he also turned me away from working in porn, not…

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Posted in Entertainment Review

Karma’s Meth Nightmare by Donna Ong

Reminding me the early brilliance of Wong Kar Wai, Donna Ong’s fresh cinematic debut “Karma’s Meth Nightmare” is an imaginative experimental short dramatic film about a Nepalese teen experiencing a meth induced nightmarish and entertaining hallucination.

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