Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Date Screening at UC Davis!

Bacon Wrapped Date Fans!

There will be a special screening of our beloved short on Wed, 5/16 @ 7pm at UC Davis! Our film will be the opening act for the feature One Big Hapa Family.  

Screening is FREE.  Location is Chem 194.  Yay!

*Bacon Wrapped Date is available for purchase on iPads on the Play Festival Films app for only $1.99!!!!screenings

Friday, September 16, 2011

Acting Like a Foodie: The Hong Lei Interview

How does an actor prepare for a role that involves eating a lot of awesome food take after take? Find out below as we sit down with Bacon Wrapped Date star Hong Lei, who plays the title role of Maggie in director Jin Yoo-Kim's cinematic ode to foodies.

(Bacon Wrapped Date, is available exclusively on the iPad through the Play Festival Films app! Witness cinematic glory)

How did you prepare for the role of Maggie?
HL: I began by looking at real food bloggers' blogs. Prior to this project I had only heard about food bloggers but never really checked out a food blog. On the site, I paid attention to the writing style, the pictures that were taken, the different places they visited. I just perused the different blogs to familiarize myself w/ what food blogging was about. Then I started paying attention to certain details like the composition of the photos that were taken of the food, the color scheme used on the site, the details that were included in the blog. It just helped me think about how Maggie's food blog would look like.

What was it like to work with co-star Allan Axibal (as Jason)?
HL: Working w/ Allan was like working w/ a dear friend from a previous life. I felt really comfortable w/ Allan pretty quickly... I think it started as early as my first audition for the role. He was open, present & ready for anything. I think I jumped on him at the audition when Jin had us do some improv exercises & he just went with it. We got along really well & became friends because of this project.

What was it like to work with Director Jin Yoo-Kim?
HL: Jin is easy-going, but not a push-over. She's professional w/o being overly strict. She knows what she wants, but still has an open mind. She's balanced & it was very easy to work w/ her. She was very supportive of her actors, very considerate & caring. Actually, everyone involved, from the writer to wardrobe and cameraman- they were all very caring and supportive. I think that type of supportive energy just made me feel more comfortable and opened me up as an actor. But back to Jin... I had a great time working w/ her & on this project and am truly looking forward to working w/ her again in the future.

Name one memorable moment from the shoot.
HL: The first one that pops in my head is when we were shooting the last scene of the film. It was late & cold & Allan & I were getting kind of tired. We were at Don Chow's taco truck & it smelled so good & I had one of the most interesting tacos ever- the orange chicken taco, I believe. After we shot the last scene, the crew got their Don Chow Tacos & proceeded to "chow" down, if you will :) But Allan & I were so full that we just sat in the car talking as everyone ate. I just remember the tone of the night ending very pleasantly- very "Maggie & Jason"-ish.

Are you a foodie?
HL: I am not a "foodie" as in a food blogger who avidly explores different restaurants. I actually don't eat out that much. But don't get me wrong, I very much love food & love to eat delicious food.

Do you think that food plays a big part of relationships?
HL: I think it depends. For me, it would play an important part, but not a big one. I like to eat as healthy as I can, but like to indulge in ice cream or french fries once in a while. I like to cook at home, but also enjoy eating out occasionally. Food definitely plays a tremendous social role in my friendships. I have countless meetings with friends over breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, happy hour, etc.

What's your next project?
HL: My next project, at the moment, is to be determined. Lately I've been working on music. I sing and have been writing and compiling songs to record and will be starting guitar lessons soon.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Date now available exclusively on the iPad!

Hi everyone!

Our latest film, Bacon Wrapped Date, is now available exclusively for your viewing pleasure on the iPad through the Play Festival Films app! If you or a friend owns an iPad, download the app! It's free. (Our film will only cost you $1.99! What a bargain!). Hope you enjoy our film! It's for all the foodies out there and potential new foodies!

Here is a link to the app:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Date World Premiere 1 Week Away!

Hi everyone,

We're so excited about our world premiere of Bacon Wrapped Date. It's just 1 week away!

Get your tickets before the screening is sold out! Hope to see you there!

Bacon Wrapped Date
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Sun, 5/1 @ 4:45pm (World Premiere)
Laemmle Sunset 5
playing in "The Deeper Meaning" program

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bacon Wrapped Date - Coming Soon 2011!!!

It's been a minute, but Double Oh Three Productions returns with a new film for 2011!

What happens when two rival foodies collide...

a Jin Yoo-Kim film

starring Allan Axibal & Hong Hoang

Coming Soon 2011

Monday, March 8, 2010

OMG. California Dreams Reunion!!!!

Jimmy Fallon got upstaged by People Magazine with the Saved By the Bell reunion last year, but he didn't let it happen again this year. Jimmy did it! CALIFORNIA DREAMS REUNION IN FULL EFFECT!!! With the exception of Jake, this cast has aged quite well. They look dope. Tony is a little bigger but it's all good.

This is the reunion of the original cast, so it doesn't include Sly's brother Mark and the latina girl Lorena, who replaced the Asian girl Sam. Actually, Sam was original, original. She replaced Heidi, Matt's sister. Anyhow, this reunion features the most popular characters. Loving it!

Below, some great bonus jam video clips:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Greatest high school bowling party ever....

This music video by Justin Bieber is amazing. I wish I had a bowling party like this when I was 15. Lucky Strike at Universal Citywalk. All my guy friends hanging out with a bunch of girls. Emerging rap sensation Drake hanging out w/ us pre-teens. Random ABDC dance-off, guys vs. girls style. Rap interlude by my boy Ludacris. Dance choreography with my friends on the actual bowling lanes. And then I'll sing while a camera does Michael Bay 360 degree turn on me. MAN! This is like the greatest high school bowling party OF ALL TIME!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stars I Wish Sang on We Are the World 25

Let me start by saying this is for a worthy cause, and it's unfair to compare this version to the POWERHOUSE original in 1985. LEGENDS sang on the 1985 original. The stars and rising stars of today sang on this 2010 version (maybe some of them will be legendary some day). Having said this, there were a few notable absences I wished Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones could have booked for the 2010 version.
*Justin Timberlake
*Taylor Swift
*Kelly Clarkson
*Lady Gaga
*Michael Buble

And I'm sure there's others, but that those cats on this track would've been dope. I liked Pink and Mary on the 2010 version, and wished Usher and Janet Jackson had more lines.