Support Some Worthy Charities & Enter to Win a Walk-on Role in ‘Star Trek Beyond’


Regular readers of our blog know that YOMYOMF founder Justin Lin is directing the next installment of the Star Trek franchise entitled Star Trek Beyond up in Vancouver. Thanks to our friends at Omaze (shout out to founders Ryan and Matt!), you have a chance to win a trip up to the Vancouver set for a walk-on role or one of several additional chances to hang with Justin and the cast as they film while supporting some worthy causes at the same time.

You can click here to get more details and remember—real men don’t look back at explosions:

‘Help’ is Here for Your iPhone


We officially premiered Help, our 360 degree live action short, at Google’s 2015 I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco. Directed by YOMYOMF founder Justin Lin (currently helming Star Trek Beyond in Vancouver), this is the very first live-action Google Spotlight Stories film. What makes the Spotlight Stories different from other VR projects is that it’s VR for your phone and other mobile devices. You don’t need special goggles or cardboard or anything besides your phone or tablet. And now the Spotlight Stories app is available for ios so you can watch Help for free on your iPhone or iPad. Just download the app here.

Not only is Help, the first live-action project of its kind, but because it’s a Justin Lin project, it’s a cinema-quality action film. In this case, the story of an alien that crash lands in L.A.’s Chinatown and the ensuing chase that takes place across downtown. Other YOMYOMFers who took part in the project include Sung Kang who plays a cop that pisses off the alien and Alex Vegh, Sal Gatdula, Philip W. Chung and David Chan playing creative roles behind the scenes.

Now We are Six


Six years ago today, our YOMYOMF blog launched with this random but informative post about surviving plane crashes. And here we are. We have some major changes and announcements planned for 2015 so keep your eyes out for that. But to commemorate this birthday (since we can’t legally drink yet), here’s a poem by Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne that seems appropriate:

Relief Aid for Nepal


Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal. But even better than thoughts and prayers is actual aid to help those impacted by the tragedy. Following is a short list of organizations that already have a presence in Nepal that you can support through donations. If you know of others, please feel free to add to the comments.





YOMYOMF at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015



It’s that time once again to join our friends at Visual Communications for another edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (#31 for those keeping count) running from tonight until April 30 at various locations around L.A. This year, the fest is under the leadership of new Executive Director Francis Cullado and features a number of programs featuring members of the YOMYOMF family. Check out all the full list of programs here and the following YOMYOMF-flavah-ed events:

Win More CAAMFest Tickets for Opening Night Film SEOUL SEARCHING, Vietnamese horror HOLLOW, and FALLING Shorts Program w/ Wong Fu!

You may have already read about our current promotional ticket giveaway for SEOUL SEARCHING, the Opening Night film of the 2015 CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), which kicks off this Thursday, March 12. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it earned great reviews. Remember that our SEOUL SEARCHING Opening Night ticket giveaway ends tomorrow, March 8 at NOON PST (don’t forget it’s daylight savings), so make sure to send those tweets of your favorite thing from the ’80s to win free tickets to this Korean American ode to John Hughes movies.

Do you live in the San Francisco area? We’re also giving away a couple pairs of tickets to two other CAAMFest film programs — A horror film set in Vietnam and a love themed shorts program featuring the latest short from Wong Fu Productions!

Win Tickets to Opening Night of CAAMFest 2015 in San Francisco


If you’re in the Bay Area and are a fan of Asian and Asian American cinema, you won’t want to miss CAAMFest 2015 (formerly the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival), which runs from March 12-22. YOMYOMF is a community co-presenter of a number of films this year including the opening night selection of Benson Lee’s 1980s coming-of-age feature Seoul Searching (for more info click here).

Seoul Searching premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and tells the story of a group of Korean teens from around the world who meet in a government-sponsored summer program in South Korea. Think of this as a Korean American take on the John Hughes dramedies of the 1980s like The Breakfast Club. The opening night gala screening will take place on March 12 at 6:30PM at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco and we have three pairs of tickets to give away. If you’d like to win a pair of tickets, this is what you need to do:

Happy Holidays (and don’t forget your shoes)!


A Merry Christmas and/or a Happy Holidays of your choice to all our readers! And if you have no holiday plans, may I suggest a viewing of quite possibly one of the best Christmas movies ever produced—Die Hard. Or as this Asian bootleg cover reminds us, someone please get Bruce Willis some shoes for Christmas:


Or if dying hard isn’t enough to get you into the holiday spirit, let The Guardian Peanuts of the Galaxy give it a shot:


The YOMYOMF Network: HIFF New Media Camp 2014

HIFF NMC class of 2013

HIFF NMC class of 2013

For the third year in a row, YOMYOMF is back at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) to facilitate the New Media Camp (NMC) program for HIFF’s Creative Lab. This year’s week-long camp will end with a FREE New Media panel on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:15PM moderated by YOMYOMF’s Philip Chung and featuring a distinguished list of digital media experts including Greg Siegel (SVP Legendary Digital), YouTube beauty/lifestyle guru Weylie Hoang (who has over 1.2 million subs on her channel), Mylen Fe Yamamoto (CliqueNow) and Neil Sadhu (InterTrend). In addition to a lively discussion about the current state of digital media, the event will feature the premiere the short video produced by the NMC class of 2014.

YouTuber Weylie Hoang

YouTuber Weylie Hoang

YOMYOMF returns to Hawaii International Film Festival for NEW MEDIA CAMP 2014

HIFF NMC class of 2013

HIFF NMC class of 2013

YOMYOMF is coming back to Honolulu this November to participate at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) with another edition of the NEW MEDIA CAMP (NMC)! Last year’s NMC was a success, where we worked with 6 participants in a 4-day intensive workshop of crafting their own individual viral video. Check out the playlist of last year’s videos.

For the 2014 edition, we’re changing it up a bit and having the participants working together as a team. We’ve also extended NMC to a full week (November 1 – 9) where 6 participants will get hands-on guidance and expertise from professionals in the new media world ranging from successful YouTube partners and content producers, working filmmakers in traditional media, social media experts, and Hollywood actors who will assist in honing their craft in the production of a short film, utilizing the theme of “mobilizing your world.” Past mentors have included director John M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), KevJumba, Chester See and Lana McKissack. This year’s NMC, with the generous support of AT&T, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), and interTREND, will also utilize the Hawaiian language in the short film’s story in a major way.