I think turntables will be the new violins for Asian families.

This is too cute. DJ Sara (8) and DJ Ryusei (5)


If you live in Hawaii, come check out West 32nd at the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. I’ll be there (and some cast too most likely, but not yet confirmed).

West 32nd
Hawaii International Film Festival

7:30PM, Wed. Oct. 24, 2007
2:30PM, Thur. Oct. 25, 2007

Regal Dole Cannery
735 B Iwilei Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96817

Phone number: 808-528-3653

And if you live on the other side of the country, you can check the film out at The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

West 32nd
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

5:00 PM Fri, Oct 26

9:00 PM Fri, Oct 26

9:15 PM Sat, Oct 27

Regal Cypress Creek Station 16
6415 N. Andrews Ave..
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me YouTube

Check out a new project from Eric Byler and Annabel Park. An interactive documentary dealing with immigration.

Statement from Eric Byler and Annabel Park:

“9500 Liberty” is an experimental documentary about how (and why) the immigration issue is being used to create a climate of racial hostility in Northern Virginia — a region that until recently had been known as an increasingly diverse and inclusive society.

Virginia’s state election on November 6, 2007 has been positioned as a “referendum on immigration,” and may well be a sneak preview of a key political strategy for winning the White House in 2008.

As an introduction, please view this clip which includes disturbing footage of a racist tirade directed at Hispanic children in Manassas, Virginia:

Help us create a constructive forum on immigration by posting comments on our virtual town hall.  And please forward these links to friends who may share our concern for the state of our democracy.

– Eric Byler and Annabel Park

Back In The USA

Jetlagged, hungover, soju-saturated… yes, Korea was fun. Now it’s up to you folks in San Diego to show the Koreans that we Americans originated partying. For those of you in the SoCal area, come check out the West Coast premiere of my film West 32nd as the Closing Night Film of the San Diego Asian Film Festival. I’ll be there (as well as some cast and crew), I hope you are too!

West 32nd
7pm, Thursday, October 18, 2007
UltraStar Mission Valley Theater 7 – Harrah’s
7510 Hazard Center Drive, located off Friars Road at 163
San Diego, CA 92108