Dear AnD Fans and Friends, Apologies for not posting on this site for a LONG time. I recently completed a project that fans of Asian American rap and R&B would appreciate. It is a music video for a track from Scott "CHOPS" Jung's "Strength In Numbers" album project. CHOPS was one of the three members of the pioneering Asian American rap group, The Mountain Brothers, who were the first Asian American rappers signed to a major label, and who released a music video called "Galaxies (Next Level)" that premiered on MTV, BET and all the major outlets. In 2013, CHOPS decided to create a compilation project called "Strength In Numbers" combining the 30 top Asian American rappers/R&B singers/DJs into one album, including Dumbfoundead (aka Parker), Prometheus Brown (of Blue Scholars), Thai, Verbal (of Teriyaki Boyz), Tiger JK (Drunken Tiger) and Tasha from South Korea, Paul Kim, Connie Lim, Ann One, and much more. They recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for the album, so expect it to be hitting stores/iTunes/online very soon!This music video is for an original track called "No Turning Back," featuring original lyrics from both Dumbfoundead/Parker and Paul Kim. I Directed the LA segment of the Music Video, and talented NY-based Director/rapper JL Jupiter Directed the NY segment of the Music Video and also edited together the whole thing. Here is the link to the music video below.
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Full Credits for the Music Video:NY Unit:Director/Editor/Cinematographer/DP - JL JupiterCrew - Memo Jackson, JoanleeBoombox Carrier - CHOPSLA UnitDirector/Producer - Timothy TauCinematography/Director of Photography - Rock ChangAssistant Camera/Glidecam - Dustin YoungAssistant Camera/Dolly - Mike RomansSpecial Thanks:Eugene ChoiRay KilCastDumbfoundead aka PARKERPaul KimCindy BruJennifer Field
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Instagram: @PaulKimMusicBooking @PaulKimMusic.com
Dear AnD Friends and Fans,
If you are in Los Angeles, hope you will join me in a staged reading of my play, "YELLOW SHAKESPEARE" as part of the David Henry Hwang / East West Player's New Works Festival on Sunday, July 1st at 7:00 PM at the historic David Henry Hwang Theater, 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles CA 90017. FREE but suggest $5 Donation to support the great cause of DHHWI/EWP.
The play is about the discovery of a long-lost Shakespeare play that is the first and only play from the Bard to feature Asian characters. It is also a commentary on Hollywood, the conflict between Art and Money, The Rise of China in Media, the representation of Asian/Asian Americans in Media and Shakespeare.
Here's a poster of the reading:
It will be Directed by Kelvin Han Yee (Hawaii 5-0, Crash (TV Series), Milk, Criminal Minds, Lie to Me, Entourage) and Stars Elaine Kao (Bridesmaids, Funny People, NCIS: LA, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Art Hsu (Crank: High Voltage, The FP, The Girl from the Naked Eye), Jessika Van (MTV's Awkward, Without A Trace, Cold Case, The Boondocks, A.N.T. Farm), Mike Ginn (Power Rangers: RPM, My Wedding and Other Secrets) and Britt Prentice (LMFAO's Sorry for Party Rocking, Wizards of Waverly Place, Charmed). Music by Mike Kobayashi (Mr. Nakamura's Addiction, The Learning Curve), Narration by Edward Hong (Spike TV's 1000 Ways to Die, Raising Hope, Victorious, Incredible Crew (Nick Cannon Sketch Show), and Geography Club), Stage Direction by Mei Melancon (The L Word, Psylocke in X-Men: The Last Stand, Pathology, Shrink, Rush Hour 2).
Hope to see you there!
Dear AnD Friends and Fans:I present to you the TRAILER for KEYE LUKE (2012) - www.facebook.com/keyelukefilm:Video: http://vimeo.com/39922414And here is the screening information for the film, tickets are purchasable at the below link starting from Friday, April 13th at 12 Noon:http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/keyeluke2012Screening Info:Sunday, May 13th 2012 @ 7:00 PMDirector's Guild of America, Theater ONE7290 Sunset BlvdLos Angeles CA 90046 (Hollywood)See you out at the show!On Facebook: www.facebook.com/keyelukefilmOn Twitter: www.twitter.com/keyelukefilmFIREBRAND HAND CREATIVE PresentsIn Association with VISUAL COMMUNICATIONSA VC "Armed With A Camera" Fellowship Film ProductionKEYE LUKE The film stars Feodor Chin (Baby, Golden Boy, Spice It Up!) as Keye Luke, Archie Kao (CSI, Snow Flower and The Secret Fan, The People I've Slept With) as Edwin Luke, his brother, Kelvin Han Yee (Hawaii Five-0, Entourage, Milk, Nash Bridges) as Lee Luke, his father, and in order of appearance: Jolene Kim (24, Grey's Anatomy) as Suzanna Kim, Britt Prentice (LMFAO's Sorry for Party Rocking, Wizards of Waverly Place) as Warner Oland, Burl Moseley (24, The Defenders, Mike & Molly) as Mantan Moreland, Becky Wu (Desperate Housewives, Greek) as Florence Ung, Hedy Wong (Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" Music Video, Bang Bang) as Frances Chan, Jennifer Chang (Parenthood, NCIS:LA, Medium) as Iris Wong, James Huang (Rizzoli & Isles, Law & Order:LA, Eagle Eye, Lost) as Victor Sen Yung, Elaine Kao (Bridesmaids, NCIS:LA, Cold Case, 24, Entourage) as Marianne Quon, David Huynh (Bang Bang, Baby, Without A Trace, Cold Case) as Benson Fong, Cyndee San Luis (The Newsroom, I Think My Facebook Friend Is Dead, The Case, He's Mine Not Yours) as Lenore "Casey" Case, Chris Cusano (The Apartment, Chinatown Squad) as Gordon Jones/Britt Reid/The Green Hornet, Elizabeth Sandy (Parks & Recreation, The Young and The Restless, The Scenesters) as Ethel Davis Luke, Mei Melancon (The L Word, X-Men: The Last Stand, Irreversi, Pathology, Rush Hour 2) as Lotus Long, Jessika Van (Bang Bang, The Boondocks, A.N.T. Farm, Without A Trace) as Victoria Horne/Nabura, Jennifer Field (Robot Chicken, K-Town Reality Show) as Doctor Raymond, Narisa Suzuki (The Myth of The American Sleepover, Ecstasy of Gold) as Takahari, Chadd Stoops (Surrogate Valentine, Daylight Savings) as Lloyd Bridges and Ina Alice-Kopp (Klimt, Departed Heroes) as Jan Wiley.
Dear AnD Friends and Fans:Would like to share with you some stills from my new film, KEYE LUKE (2012), about Keye Luke, the very first Kato in the Green Hornet in the 1940s even before Bruce Lee, and the "Number One Son" Lee Chan in the Charlie Chan films, among other roles. I did this film for a Visual Communications "Armed With A Camera" Fellowship Film, and it will be making its WORLD PREMIERE at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 at the DGA at 7:00 PM.LIKE the film on Facebook to keep posted on more:http://www.facebook.com/keyelukefilmAnd follow the film on Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/keyelukefilmAnd check out the film on IMDb:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2181987/The film stars Feodor Chin (Baby, Golden Boy, Spice It Up!) as Keye Luke, Archie Kao (CSI, Snow Flower and The Secret Fan, The People I've Slept With) as Edwin Luke, his brother, Kelvin Han Yee (Hawaii 5-0, Entourage, Milk) as Lee Luke, his father, and, in order of appearance: Jolene Kim (24, Grey's Anatomy) as Suzanna Kim, Britt Prentice (LMFAO Sorry for Party Rocking) as Warner Oland, Burl Moseley (24, The Defenders, Mike & Molly) as Mantan Moreland, Becky Wu (Desperate Housewives, Greek) as Florence Ung, Jennifer Chang (Parenthood, NCIS:LA, Medium) as Iris Wong, James Huang (Rizzoli & Isles, Law & Order: LA, Eagle Eye, Lost) as Victor Sen Yung, Elaine Kao (Bridesmaids, NCIS: LA, Cold Case, 24, Entourage) as Marianne Quon, David Huynh (Bang Bang, Baby, Without A Trace, Cold Case) as Benson Fong, Elizabeth Sandy (Parks & Recreation, The Young and The Restless, The Scenesters) as Ethel Davis Luke, Mei Melancon (The L Word, X-Men: The Last Stand, Irreversi, Pathology, Rush Hour 2) as Lotus Long, Jessika Van (Bang Bang, The Boondocks, A.N.T. Farm, Without A Trace) as Victoria Horne/Nabura, Jennifer Field (Robot Chicken, K-Town Reality Show) as Dr. Raymond, Narisa Suzuki (The Myth of the American Sleepover) as Takahari, Chadd Stoops (Surrogate Valentine) as Secret Agent X-9/Lloyd Bridges and Ina-Alice Kopp (Klimt, Departed Heroes) as Jan Wiley.
Check out this FUNG BROS. video I Directed, Produced and Edited entitled "The Jeremy Lin Effect 2: LINsanity" Written by the FUNG BROS. (Andrew Fung and David Fung) and Starring Jessika Van and Scott Lilly. Easy to remember URL: http://bit.ly/jlineff2
Hyphen and The Asian American Writers’ Workshop have selected Timothy Tau as the 2011 Asian American Short Story Contest winner for “The Understudy,” a story about an Asian American actor trying to make it in Hollywood.
Tau is a filmmaker whose short films and music videos have screened at a number of film festivals worldwide. His short story "Land of Origin" won Second Prize in the 2010 Playboy College Fiction Contest. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Hastings College of the Law.
In "The Understudy," Tau introduces Jack Chang, an actor who has given up a profitable future in the family practice of treating ear, nose and throat disorders in order to try his luck in Hollywood. Unfortunately, he finds his acting jobs reduced to portraying Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan at Joe Tinseltown's Diner Museum. "The Understudy" will be published in the winter 2011 issue of Hyphen, on newsstands now, and Tau will be awarded $1,000.
The Asian American Short Story Contest -- now in its fourth year -- is held in partnership between Hyphen and The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, the nation’s premiere nonprofit dedicated to great writing by Asian Americans. Open to all writers of Asian descent living in the United States and Canada, the contest continues to be the only one of its kind and aims to highlight the diverse voices and literary strength coming out of the Asian American community.
Tau's story was selected by judges Yiyun Li (a 2010 MacArthur Fellow and author of the award-winning novel, The Vagrants and the short story collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers), and Porochista Khakpour (whose novel Sons and Other Flammable Objects was picked as a New York Times "Editor's Choice").
"Full of vibrating energy, ‘The Understudy’ is an exciting story to read; better, the excitement does not fizz off but makes a reader think afterward," said Li.
"A psychological thriller successfully pulled off in second person -- alone a feat worthy of mention -- and cautionary tale about what happens when you entirely live for and therefore ultimately lose everything but your art," said Khakpour. "At surface glance, it can make one think ‘Chinese thespian Black Swan,’ but the wild, brainy, dark and dazzling prose is in a league of its own.”
This year, the contest named William Shih as the runner-up winner for his story "The End of a Summer-like Day" and eight finalists: Uthaya Kumar for “Men at Meal Time,” Sameer Pandya for “Victoria Terminus,” Fan Wu for “The Guest,” William Shih for “A Visit from Great-Uncle,” William Shih for “Burying Big Treasure,” Serena Lin for “Where You Are Supposed To Be,” Saskya Jain for “Urine Lane” and Shymala Dason for “Wayang Colors.” This year’s contest received a record-breaking number of submissions from across the United States and Canada.
Past winners include Preeta Samarasan, whose novel Evening is the Whole Day was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2009, Shivani Manghnani and Sunil Yapa. Past judges include prominent Asian American writers like Alexander Chee ( Edinburgh), Jaed Coffin ( A Chant to Sooth Wild Elephants), Brian Leung ( World Famous Love Acts), Monique Truong ( Book of Salt, Bitter in the Mouth) and Monica Ferrell ( The Answer is Always Yes).
Dear AnD Friends and Fans:
Check out these stills from an unnamed short film I recently Directed and Wrote Starring Archie Kao, Mei Melancon, Jessika Van and Cyndee San Luis. A homage to different Directors and styles and a story about a Writer, Imagination and Dreams.
Dear AnD Friends and Fans,
The Megan Lee Music Video for her single "DESTINY" has been RELEASED TODAY, 09-18-11, which also happens to be Megan's Birthday. The Music Video is available on Youtube at this easy-to-remember and share URL:
You can also check it out below. Please Share, Re-post and Distribute! Thanks! And check out our new poster, now with a QR CODE you can scan in with any Free QR Reader (e.g., Droid's "QR Droid" on your phone):
Dear AnD Friends and Fans,Just wanted to share with you the latest Trailer for Megan Lee's "Destiny" Music Video, which I recently finished Directing, and which Stars Youtube Singer/Songwriter/Actress Sensation Megan Lee (Disney's Get Connected, Crash, Nickelodean's Kid Choice Awards), as well as Jessika Van (Bang Bang, Without A Trace, The Boondocks), Kelvin Han Yee (Hawaii 5-0, Milk, Nash Bridges, Crash); Ina-Alice Kopp (Departed Heroes, Klimt), Yul Spencer (The Shield, Two Can Play That Game, Malcom & Eddie).Please Share, Re-Post, Re-Tweet, and so on!Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRyA1CjFVCgVimeo:http://www.vimeo.com/28567864
Dear AnD Friends and Fans,
Would like to share with you a NEW TRAILER for my Web Series, Quantum Cops. The trailer, like the show, is a hilarious and action-packed Buddy Cop Comedy/Action/Sci-Fi/Genre Mash-Up, and Stars Kelvin Han Yee (Chief of Police Mahaka on Hawaii 5-0, Milk, Crash, Nash Bridges), Feodor Chin (Baby, Golden Boy, Spice It Up!), Joshua Murphy (Golden Boy, Close to Home, Sons & Daughters), David Huynh (Bang Bang, Baby, Without A Trace, Cold Case, All About Dad), Mei Melancon (X-Men: The Last Stand, The L Word, Rush Hour 2), Jolene Kim (Grey's Anatomy, 24), Ina-Alice Kopp (Departed Heroes, Klimt) and more!
Hope you can also LIKE US at www.facebook.com/quantumcops -- THANKS!
Also, check out the IMDb page of "Law & Chicoban", the Pilot Episode at:
WRITER :: NOVELIST/AUTHOR :: DIRECTOR/FILMMAKER :: ARTIST http://www.facebook.com/timothytau ...Read more
|Favorite Books||William Faulkner, Elmore Leonard, Hunter S. Thompson, Dashiell Hammett, Junot Diaz, Karl Iagnemma, Jonathan Lethem, Philip K. Dick, Thomas Pynchon, John Updike, Wells Tower, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, David Bezmozgis, Jorge Luis Borges, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, Dennis Lehane, Albert Camus, John Fante, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Richard Yates|
|Favorite Movies||Too Many To Name; Obscure Films; Independent Films; Classic 1950s Films; Arthouse/ Grunge/ Exploitation; Blaxploitation; Spaghetti Westerns; 1950s Film Noir; Vintage Samurai and Kung Fu Films; Sci-Fi Hyper-futuristic films; Sergio Leone; Brian De Palma; Martin Scorsese; Jim Jarmusch; Quentin Tarantino; Coen Bros; Sidney Lumet; Fellini; Antonioni; Truffaut; Jean Pierre Melville; Godard; Werner Herzog; Hitchcock; Wes Anderson; Kurosawa; Ozu; Tsai-Ming Liang; Edward Yang; Hou Hsiao-Hsien; Spike Lee; Pedro Almodovar; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; Sam Fuller|
|Languages Spoken||english, mandarin, japanese|
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