AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS
Directed by Stephen Dypiangco, Patrick Epino
AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS is a screwball comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Paying tribute to kung-fu and henchman-typecast Asian American actors in classic Hollywood films such as DIE HARD, BLOODSPORT, and KARATE KID 2, (who usually had a 2-minute lifespan before they were mortally wounded or namelessly beat to a pulp), Directors Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino (aka National Film Society) bring you this tribute to such actors as Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto and George Cheung, who play themselves in their most iconic roles to seek revenge, and kick butts. Bad guys are awesome, especially Asian ones!
After the film screening, we will hold a Q & A with director Patrick Epino, producer Phil Yu and writer Milton Liu.
We are very proud to present this film with our community partners: Squalor; Asian American Association of Time Inc.
Stephen Dypiangco is a producer, director, marketer and digital strategist passionate about the intersection of entertainment and technology, especially online video. He co-founded of the National Film Society, a new media studio that produces YouTube videos in partnership with PBS Digital Studios.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 the action comedy web series AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS.
Patrick Epino is an American filmmaker. 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 loses his job and moves to Los Angeles in search of a new start. It has received positive reviews from LA Weekly, Giant Robot Magazine and more, and 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. He is also from San Francisco, California and is of Filipino American descent.
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