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:

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:

Tweet to Win Free Ticks to Our YouTube Adaptation of ‘Yellow Face’ at LAAPFF

Regular readers of this blog already know that the YOMYOMF Network is producing the first-ever play to YouTube adaptation of a major theatrical work—our fellow Offender David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face.

David is a Tony Award-winning writer (for M. Butterfly) and Yellow Face brought him a prestigious Obie Award and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play follows an Asian American playwright, conveniently named DHH (Ryun Yu), who casts Marcus (Covert Affairs’ Christopher Gorham), a Caucasian actor, in his new show mistakenly believing that Marcus is part Asian and tries to cover up his mistake once he learns the truth.

Our friends at Visual Communications will be hosting a work-in-progress screening of Yellow Face during this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Sunday, May 5 at 5PM. The screening will be introduced by YouTube’s Bing Chen and will be followed by a discussion with YOMYOMF Creative Director Philip W. Chung, director Jeff Liu and cast members Ryun Yu, Linda Park and Sab Shimono. If you want to be the first to get a sneak peek of this unique project before it’s released on YouTube in late May, purchase tickets here before they’re all gone. You can also enter for a chance to win a FREE pair of tickets from YOMYOMF by simply sending us a tweet. Here’s what you need to do:

The YOMYOMF Network: BooTube Poster Design Contest

We get a lot of messages/tweets from folks asking how they can be a part of the YOMYOMF Network. We’re definitely planning a lot more opportunities for interactive opportunities for our viewers so keep your eye out. But for those of you with artistic skills, we have just such an opportunity right now with our BooTube poster challenge.

Regular YOMYOMF Network viewers already know that in honor of Halloween, we are presenting horror-themed videos all month long as part of our BooTube October. One of these shows is Silent Terror—a series of silent shorts made by four of Asia’s top horror directors. And we need your help to create a poster using images from our Silent Terror shorts.

Reminder: Win Tickets to LA Asian Pacific Film Festival Premiere of SUNSET STORIES

It’s not too late to enter into our Twitter contest to win free tickets to the Centerpiece screening of Sunset Stories at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival this Saturday at the Director’s Guild of America. We’re giving away a bunch of ticket pairings, so if you win, you can bring a friend or significant other! All you have to do is the following:

  1. All you have to do is “follow” us on Twitter @yomyomf via Twitter and tweet on why you want to see Sunset Stories and include hashtags #SunsetStories and #yomyomf in your message.
  2. Tweets must be RECEIVED by 11:59pm PST on May 10, 2012 to be considered.

Win Tickets to LA Premiere of SUNSET STORIES

Want to see YOMYOMF Films’ Sunset Stories? It’s having its West Coast premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival at the prestigious Directors Guild of America Theatre in West Hollywood on May 12 at 6pm. You can view the full film description over at the Festival’s website. The film’s co-writer and director, Ernesto Foronda, has also been blogging about his personal journey on the making of this film, which you can read up on here.

We’re all very excited about the screening and as the film’s community co-presenter, we’re going to give away 5 pairs of tickets for free! Rules are simple:

YOMYOMF Challenge: We Need Your Help to Rename Sung Kang’s Show

07/08/11 Update: Keep them comments going! Some of the suggestions are really good, but we could use a few more! Also, we’re going to implement a deadline for this contest to win a) Respect, b) Spam, c) Sung’s undying love so we’re going to accept all suggestions by Sunday, 07/10, 12pm PST.

Everyone knows “Sung Kang, star of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT,” the venerable and legendary host of CAR TALK DISCUSSION w/ Sung Kang.  If you haven’t seen it yet, then this is your last chance, in it’s unadulterated form (we’ll get to the adulterated part later in this blog). [youtube][/youtube] Although we’ve only produced two episodes, and people are digging Sung as the egomaniac that he really is, we’ve hit a little wrinkle.

YomyomF Sports Challenge Winner

So who is the winner of the YomyomF Challenge winner?

You may never know. Why? Here’s the reply I got when I sent ‘MacLu’ the good news about his victory Spam–

HI Justin,

Thanks! One thing… do I have to pose for the pic? I don’t want to sound like an ingrate but at my day job I have somewhat of a public persona and I have to deal with super conservative wingnuts (who fwd me emails to join the Tea Party and elect Sarah Palin in 2012, no joke). It’s a super long shot but I don’t want my ugly mug to be associated w/ my comments on the site.

YomYomF Challenge: Name this sport

It’s been awhile, but YomYomF Challenge is back!

As you know, I’m always on the lookout for a new sport to love (here and here).
And I found one more–

And the great thing is, there’s no name for it. Sure there’s ‘nunchuck baseball’, but that’s just too obvious. Let’s take it upon ourselves and give it a proper name. Just leave your submission in our comments section (and an email address we can reach you at if you win) and as always, winner gets a can of our beloved Spam.

Ritalin Challenge

We’re having a YOMYOMF meeting and the subject of Ritalin came up. I don’t think any of the Offenders have ADHD, but some of us have high demanding jobs and Ritalin seems like an interesting concept. So, we’re embarking on this challenge, “How do we get Ritalin?”

Or has any of you readers out there taken Ritalin and is not ADHD? Let us know the side effects… or benefits!

Will the situation end up like Alex P. Keaton on speed? [youtube][/youtube]

The ‘Go to” Challenge Winner

After weeks of deliberation, hours of lost sleep, and…
Actually I found out first hand you cannot send Spam via mail to Canada, which is where the winner of the ‘go to’ challenge resides. I sent out the prized meat weeks ago but it disappeared without a trace. I guess even Canada considers Spam food, which is surprising to me. I thought customs would’ve simply let it slide as sodium sculpture or something. Well, without further ado, here’s the winner (posing with a stand-in can of Spam):
Captain “Tiberius” Sean and his beautiful communications officer Julia. By the way, the photo also automatically submits them into the Halloween Challenge (I actually wasn’t sure if they had Halloween in Canada.)
And the new ‘Go to’ actor is…
Ricky Gervais.