The Farewell

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Mar 1 2019
The Terror: Infamy

Creator: Alexander Woo

Cast: Nive Nielsen, George Takei, Derek Mio

Director (Pilot):  Josef Kubota Wladyka

Synopsis: “The Terror: Infamy,” helmed by showrunner Alexander Woo (“True Blood”), is a haunting and suspenseful series set in Japanese internment camps during World War II. The story centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. The series features a cast and crew with a number of personal connections to this historical time, starting with George Takei, who lived in two internment camps as a child, is on board as a series regular and consultant. The lead character is played by Derek Mio, a fourth generation Japanese American, whose grandfather lived on Terminal Island and was sent to Manzanar internment camp after Pearl Harbor. Mio also recently appeared in “Medal of Honor,” (Netflix docu-series) where he portrayed WWII Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi Miyamura.  Adding to the deep connection to the story, director Josef Kubota’s grandfather was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb dropped and managed to survive.

Mar 10 2019
Now Apocalypse

Director: Gregg Araki

Cast: Avan Jogia

Synopsis: While on various quests to pursue love, sex and fame with his friends in L.A, Ulysses’ premonitory dreams make him question a monstrous conspiracy.

Mar 22 2019
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HOTEL MUMBAI

Cast: Dev Patel, Anupam Kher

Synopsis: A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, “Homeland”) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

Mar 22 2019
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Ramen Shop (Ramen Teh)

Director: Eric Khoo
Cast: Tsuyoshi Ihara, Seiko Matsuda, Takumi Saitoh, Shogen, Jeanette Aw and more

Synopsis: When a young ramen chef from Japan finds his late Singaporean mother’s journal, he takes it with him to her native country, hoping to put together the story of his family and his life.

Apr 1 2019
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ALLURE MAGAZINE APRIL COVER

Cover Star: To be announced Asian star

Editor-in-Chief: Michelle Lee

Why Open: Gracing the cover of Allure, the beauty bible that’s helmed by AdWeek’s Editor-in-Chief of the Year, Michelle Lee, is one of the most prominent, talented, and fashionable Asians. The April cover star will be announced mid-March.

Apr 1 2019
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Warrior

Director: Kevin Tancharoen

Cast: Olivia Cheng, Andrew Koji, Joe Taslim, Dianne Doan, Dustin Nguyen, Jason Tobin

Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the aftermath of the Civil War, Warrior tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy, newly arrived from China, who finds himself caught up in the bloody Chinatown Tong wars.

Why Open: Inspired by the writings of martial arts icon, Bruce Lee, and produced by Justin Lin, this 10-episode series includes an international cast led by British actor Andrew Koji. It’s the first homegrown tentpole series under Cinemax’s new programming direction.

Apr 17 2019
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Killing Eve

Cast: Sandra Oh

Synopsis: Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, Killing Eve centers on two women: Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve will follow these two women, equally obsessed with each other, as they go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.

Why Open: Legendary icon, Sandra Oh, dazzles in the chilling Killing Eve. Her performance has been consistently honored by the Golden Globes, SAG, the Critics Choice, and many more.

Apr 26 2019
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AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Cast: Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Benedict Wong, Hiroyuku Sanada

Producer: Trinh Tran

Marketing: Asad Ayaz

Synopsis: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

Why Open: Sure; it’s a big budget film in the most lucrative franchise in history–so why do they need us? Because we have to celebrate its lead Asian (especially hapas!) cast and honor Trinh Tran, its incredible Executive Producer who’s the right hand to the directing Russo Brothers. We also need to celebrate Marvel’s Marketing Chief, Asad Ayaz.