So That’s What ‘Yellow Face’ is Really About

This past summer, the YOMYOMF Network presented the first-ever YouTube adaptation of a play—our fellow Offender David Henry Hwang’s award-winning Yellow Face. All this time, we thought the plot revolved around an Asian American playwright named DHH who mistakenly casts a Caucasian actor as an Asian character in his play and tries to cover it up, but according to this streaming site, boy, were we ever wrong!

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Click on image to enlarge

Yes, according to the description on this site, the story is apparently really about this:

A Chinese-American cop, skilled in martial arts, battles the most powerful criminal gang in San Francisco that is responsible for the death of his partner.

The YOMYOMF Network: Recap for Week of October 27

Gary and Jimmy vs the Kitchen Sink – Part 2 

Gary’s first try at conquering the infamous KITCHEN SINK CHALLENGE - a titanic amount of ice cream meant to be finished in 30 minutes – was a failure.  This time, he returns with his friend Jimmy to bring it down once and for all.

Will this team leave the battleground with the bitter taste of defeat or the sweet taste of victory (both of which taste a lot like ice cream)?

The YOMYOMF Network: Mahalo HIFF!

BABBLEOur New Media Camp at Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) ended with a screening and panel this past Sunday. The six shorts that our talented filmmaker participants made over the course of the two-days of the camp were screened (we’ll post them online soon so keep an eye out) followed by a panel on the state of new media moderated by me and featuring our guests director John M. Chu (GI Joe Retaliation), YouTuber Lana McKissack and from Intertrend—Jon Yokogawa, James Kulp and Neil Sadhu.

The gang's all here!

The gang’s all here!

I can babble on about this topic but probably better to let the images do the talking so check out the pics from our final panel by Jason Soeda.

Final group pic post-panel

Final group pic post-panel

L to R: Phil, Lana, Jon Chu, James, Jon Yokogawa, Neil

L to R: Phil, Lana, Jon Chu, James, Jon Yokogawa, Neil

The YOMYOMF Network: Accelerating Yourself HIFF New Media Flavah




Back in paradise. We kicked off our New Media Camp for the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Creative Lab yesterday with an orientation for our six selected participants and mentors followed by a group dinner at Little Village Noodle House in Honolulu’s Chinatown.


And today the real work began. The six participants have to shoot and edit their videos over the course of two days (today and tomorrow) with the guidance of their mentors so they can screen at the New Media Camp event this Saturday. So break a leg to our chosen six: Kimee Balmilero, Julia Nakamoto, Aaron Ng, Victor Nhieu, Startlet Shay and Grant Uchida. And to our mentors for providing guidance and support: Luke Aguinaldo, Gerard Elmore, Anson Ho, Ryan Kawamoto, Lana McKissack, Neil Sadha, Ty Sanga and Brian Watanabe. Let the games and lack of sleep and abundance of stress commence…

The YOMYOMF Network: HIFF Part Deux on October 20

YOMYOMF participated in the New Media Academy program at last year’s Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) and we’ll be back again this year thanks to Offender/HIFF head programmer Anderson Le and our friends at InterTrend Communications.

John M. Chu

John M. Chu

Lana McKissack

Lana McKissack

It will all climax in a FREE event at 1:30 PM on October 20, which will include a new media panel/discussion moderated by YOMYOMF Network Creative Director Philip W. Chung with John M. Chu (director of the film GI Joe Retaliation and the DS2DIO Dance Lifestyle YouTube channel), Lana McKissack (YouTube personality and Internet Icon season 1 runner-up) and executives from InterTrend. So if you’re on Oahu on October 20, join us for what will be a fun and informative event. Info and tickets here.

The YOMYOMF Network: Recap for Week of September 22

Cherry – Secondary Education

What happens when Power Rangers and detention mix?  This YOMYOMF Cherry, that’s what!

When a lobster monster attacks the school, one teacher/superhero is forced to intervene – putting his students smack dab in the middle!

Sex & Marriage (Ep5 of 6)

As Christmas time rolls around, the drama amps up for Johnnie and Suzie when their family finds out they’re going to therapy.

Meanwhile, Cat and Rosen make progress with their therapist – but it might not be in a positive direction.

The Short List: PAULIE

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

We ask 5 questions to director Andrew Nackman, regarding the making of his short film, PAULIE.

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

HIFF’s NEW MEDIA CAMP deadline extended til October 1st!


That’s right, budding content creators and online media personalities! The YOMYOMF Network and HIFF’s NEW MEDIA CAMP (as part of the Festival’s Creative Lab at HIFF) is extending its deadline til October 1st! So, it’s not too late to submit your application, which is entirely free!

The YOMYOMF Network: Recap for Week of September 15

Miss America Racist Tweets (w/ Mr. Fu & Red)

After the crowning of the new Miss America, two of your favorite 88 JADE WAY puppets take a scathing look at some of the racist reactions from Twitter.

Prepare to be astounded.

Sex & Marriage (Ep3 of 6)

Johnnie surprises Suzie for her birthday by inviting her parents over.

When he has a heart-to-heart with her father, things take a turn Johnnie doesn’t expect.

Deadline for YOMYOMF & HIFF’s New Media Camp is Sept. 26 (UPDATE)

UPDATE: The deadine has been extended to Oct. 1 at 11:59 PM Hawaii time.

Just a reminder that if you’re a Hawaii resident, a media-maker and at least 14-years-old, you can apply to participate in the Hawaii International Film Festival’s first-ever New Media Camp presented in conjunction with YOMYOMF.


It’s a FREE four day intensive workshop that’ll take place during this year’s festival from October 17-20. Six people will be selected from the entries to participate in the workshop where everyone will shoot and edit their own video to screen at the festival on October 20. Two of the videos will be selected to also be posted on the YOMYOMF Network YouTube channel.

Click here to apply (also free to apply) and here for the complete rules (and please read carefully before submitting your application). You’ll need to submit a sample of your work and a script or treatment for the project you wish to work on during the NMC. Deadline is 11:59 PM Hawaii time on Sept. 26, 2013 so don’t delay.