asian studio head features native american legend in new short film

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 CrowBaobab 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”

bravely tackling the #metoo conversation within a Filipino family

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.

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fil-am game changer focus: actress g tongi (video)

October 25, 2018, Los Angeles City Hall: FilAmGameChanger Honorary and Filipina Actress G Tongi pictured below with host, Maria Karmina Landicho (Myx) and fellow honoraries, AJ Rafael (singer/songwriter), Ricky Nierva (production designer at Pixar) and PJ Butta (93.5 KDAY host and DJ).

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LACC: cosplay and consent with tas al-ghul (video)

One of the team leads and panelists of Care2Cosplay is Tas Al-Ghul. In this short video interview, she speaks with asienne about consent in the cosplay community and the challenges faced by women of color and queer women of color in particular when it comes to fetishization and objectification (view: video below).

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make some noise for your girl, K U D O!

Urban pop artist  K u d o is the newest female Asian artist on the block. She spoke with asienne about her new song, Middle Fingers, her history with music, DJing and the #MeToo message behind her new song from her own personal experience(s).

[edit] TRIGGER WARNING: this interview contains information about sexual assault which may be a trigger to survivors.

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talk mental health to me: with margaret wang

Stress management and life transition instagrammer Margaret Wang is a middle school counselor by day who works with at-risk youth who cope with anxiety and depression. A former competitive figure skater, Wang incorporates mindfulness, self-compassion, guided imagery, and goal-setting in her wellness and mental de-stressing exercises posts on her instagram page found here. This is asienne’s interview with Wang as she shares her own personal story on tackling mental health.

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