To close out Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – in a last but certainly not the least feature for this month – asienne spoke with Bay Area-based “super” writer Lauren Lola; super as in she not only writes books, she also writes blogs, articles, plays and screenplays! This is the first of two creative profiles for the Asian writer’s series specifically for APAHM.
so @asienne‘s been in a long hiatus…because family first and all that. it’s also important to practice what we preached in taking time to recharge to come back better.
thank you for your patience and for sticking around for more!
asienne is celebrating it’s one-year anniversary in july and changes are afoot.
This is one British Asian’s POV after seeing Crazy Rich Asians the beginning of October. She’s late to the game but in her defense, the London premiere wasn’t until early September. This is a throwback to Crazy Rich from a British Asian perspective.
asienne was fortunate enough to speak with one of the main panelists that is the Miami Heat dancer. Lue-Choy talked about her own experiences as someone with a mixed ethnic background, her message to mixed race kids and what her message is when it comes to mental health awareness in (and out of) the intersections of her racial identities.
Crazy Rich Asians‘ very own Auntie Felicity chatted with asienne about: her acting beginnings, her theatre background, having fun with the Crazy Rich cast, playing host and tour guide for the visiting cast members, eating authentic Asian food in Singapore on the daily, nighttime karaoke-ing and following one’s passion from an Asian perspective.
Here’s asienne’s interview with (another one of) your favorite auntie(s).
Do you remember that bonding moment between mother and daughter in Crazy Rich Asians (CRA) where Rachel Chu (Constance Wu)’s mother gives sound advice to her daughter? As it turns out, the actress who plays the maternal character Kerry Chu, actress Kheng Hua, is a force of wit and wisdom not only on-screen, but in real life as well.
Here is asienne‘s interview with the #irl Mama Chu.
What was your favorite part of Crazy Rich Asians? Was it the romance? The comedy? The Bible Study scene? If you’re familiar with Singaporean theatre, you might have known of her way before her Crazy Rich days. With her background predominantly being on-stage, Selena Tan is back on the big screen once again! & this time in a big way as she stars as Auntie Alix in Crazy Rich Asians.
Here’s asienne’s interview with (one of) your favorite auntie(s).
a [really long] note from asienne’s founder
hello there, how are you? good morning. nice to meet you. have you seen Killing Eve?
so, what’s happened so far? so many things! where do I start? spring? summer? Pride month? social justice on-stage? asian theater? asians winning @ HBO? what else? that’s right. Sandra Oh nabs a Lead Actress Emmy Nomination in the year of our Lord 2k18.
Director and actress Gingerlily Lowe, along with her playwright husband, Kent Brisby‘s Asian Story Theater‘s production of THERE and HOME AGAIN: more stories from the Sun Cafe was recently seen at the San Diego International Fringe Festival.
The day before THERE and HOME AGAIN‘s last show, asienne sat down with fifth generation Chinese-American Lowe at the Downtown San Diego venue. Lowe talked about: the immigration history in relation to Asian(American) stories, Asian theatre and life as an Asian actress.
On June 30th, first time Pride-goer, 19-year-old Jamilah Salvador of Marikina, Philippines captured a viral moment fit not only for Metro Manila Pride but for #20gayteen.
When High School Musical 2 first came out, I vividly remember the moment I found out that Vanessa Hudgens was half-Filipino and ran up to my mother, almost beaming. It was the first moment I saw someone who looked exactly like me in popular American culture.
This new, animated short film boasts two very big things: a stellar cast (featuring the likes of John Legend, Constance Wu, Liza Koshy but also Oprah!) and it’s also the first VR film to feature an indigenous world view. This film is none other than Crow: The Legend which was released just last month. asienne recently spoke with Maureen Fan, head of indie production company–and the studio behind Crow–Baobab Studios about: the legend behind the short film, the animation process, and snagging their stellar cast! Continue reading “asian studio head features native american legend in new short film”
A new film in the horizon is bravely asking the question: how would a Filipino family tackle the difficult conversation around #MeToo especially if it happened to someone within the family? In her new film, actress Tess Paras (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grimm) tells the tale of a Filipina woman who has to explain to her Filipino immigrant parents the aftermath of her experience. In this interview, she talks about the #MeToo movement from a Filipina perspective and how a Filipino family handles the conversation. Paras stars in and directs the short The Patients which just recently reached their crowdfunding goal.