So after holding onto my iPhone 4S as long as I could I had to upgrade. It just wasn’t working well anymore. So busted out my new iPhone 6 and well as you can imagine compared to my 4S it is awesome. Shot this little video and edited right on my phone. Just a little test but fun nonetheless.
I just read this on a friends board and I just loved it. With everything that is going on in the world lately, I think we all need a little bit of good vibes. What’s wrong with that? So here it is…copied and paste. - F
For all my friends, whether close or casual, just because. One of the longest posts I will ever do.. and the most real, too. Everyone will go through some hardtimes at some point. Life isn’t easy. Just something to think about…did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did …you know the ones who take care of others all the time are …usually the one…s who need it the most? Did you know the three hardest things to say are I love you, I’m sorry, and Help me? Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile and see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now–let’s start an intention avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don’t see your name, I’ll understand. May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!! I did it for a friend and you can too. You have to COPY & PASTE this one, NO Sharing
So I’ve had to re-edit my acting demo. Here it is. Thanks to Jaz Nannini who helps dmd edit it down. It’s not everything just a few clips from recent movies.
Here’s the Outcast trailer. I had the pleasure to work on this film last year in Beijing, China. Some of the best times! Thanks to Nick Powell, Brett Chan and all the Outcast crew. Good times, great friends making a movie. Enjoy!
Sorry i’ve been MIA on updating the site. It’s been a long road but I’ve been working on developing a book into a screenplay so most of my time has been locked up writing that rather than here. It’s a book called “All-In”. A true rags-to-riches story of WSOP 2007 Champion Jerry Yang. After only playing poker for 2 years Jerry went from 6000-to-1 long shot in the largest poker Main Event in the world to World Champion. He draws on experiences that he learned from his father when he was a young child in Laos escaping persecution by the North Vietnamese back in the 70′s after the US pulled out of the Vietnam War. It’s a compelling story of grit, courage, endurance and faith. All which helped him 30 years later win the grueling World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet and $8.25 million dollar prize (10% of which he donated to charities that helped him during his struggle out of persecution and refugee camps.
I’ve just recently finished the outline and should have a draft done by the end of the summer. Thats what’s up! Hope everyone is having a blessed and exciting summer.
Hey Guys…so this lil film I appear in finally has a trailer. Hopefully I make the movie, I only had a very small part but I am still happy I got to work on it. Enjoy!
So my boy Simon Chin who plays Captain Bao in Outcast decided that since he was going to be in China for an extended period of time, he wanted to buy an electric scooter. You see them everywhere in China. They’re pretty neat. The standard set up is a basket on the front, lights, a horn, pedals in case you run out of battery (happened to us) and a secondary seat on the back usually for a child (but we put it to use). They also come with a locking rear wheel to deter theft. The lady wanted to sell it to us so badly she threw in a u-lock. So for less than $300USD you can get a Yadea Electric Scooter that goes about 20-30mph and has a battery-life of about 40 miles on one charge which is pretty sick (these are just estimates). It runs on lead-acid batteries but also comes in lithium option.
This is our first little excursion around Lai Shui. Total comedy. I don’t think those bikes where made to haul 400lbs (Simon is about 240lbs and I’m about 160lbs) but surprisingly it did and we were cruising! The funniest was when Simon sat on the back. The bike was practically wheelie-ing it was so back-heavy. Too much fun…good times…enjoy!
So I apologize in advance for this video. It’s pretty redundant but I wanted to document it now so maybe in a few years I can look back and giggle. There were some interesting things that I saw. I finally got to meet a Tibetan Mastiff. I read a lot about this breed and how they are apparently the most vicious dogs on the planet. I think I came across it when I was looking up info on my pit bull. Almost everyone was afraid of the dogs but I carefully approached and befriended the big guys. Afterward I made another trip into town. I was gonna just delete that footage but decided against it for my own narcissistic reasons. Anyway hope you have a great one!
So I took a little stroll around Lai Shui and it never ceases to amaze me how people in other parts of the world live. There’s this really cool documentary called “Happy” that if you get a chance you should check out. Anyway first thing we had to do was laundry, then lunch. There was the best little soup-noodle spot where they pulled fresh rolled noodles right in front of you. It was epic, especially since I am a HUGE noodle lover. The little boy you see with the lollipop is MaYuLong, the shop-owner’s son. Everyday during his lunch-time he would run to the shop and help his family out. Precious lil guy.
So after arriving in Beijing, we filmed a couple days out by the botanical gardens. I had some time and went to eat at the “BEST” Peking Duck restaurant in Beijing. It was located near the financial district in an area they call “Central Park”. Tell you the truth I was still fighting jet-lag so a lot was a blur. I actually forgot I filmed being there so I am glad I documented it LOL.
Afterwards we were off to a small town about 2hrs outside of Beijing called Lai Shui. The set we were using was just outside of town where they apparently film many “period” films of old China. I heard that Red Cliff was also filmed there. We stayed at the Sheng Shi Int’l Hotel which I enjoyed. The 6th floor had a spa and 24hr services which was great cause we filmed long days.