In our previous episode we discussed about the pros and cons the movie Crazy Rich Asians brought to the table and what the impact meant for an overhaul of the perspective of Asians abroad and Asian-Americans alike. While East Asian-Americans held a majority of the spotlight throughout Hollywood, the darker shades of our Southeast Asian brethren took to the shadows and the supporting roles we know today. Today we have on the show my colleague (and friend) Viknesh who is an independent Asian-American Filmmaker from Singapore and is a veteran Filmmaker residing in the Bay Area, to share his thoughts on filmmaking and give us behind the scenes insights on his own film, Cold Pressed.
Relationships With A Filmmaker: Cold-Blooded For Cold Pressed Outline
- What’s your definition for art?
- What makes storytelling different in Filmmaking, versus writing a book or painting a canvas?
- With respect to Crazy Rich Asians, we shared our thoughts about how specific Southeast Asian ethnicities didn’t have much of a voice. What are your thoughts on the movie and this lack of representation?
- Where do you feel the film industry will be ten years from now?
- What are some of the challenges you face as an independent Asian-American filmmaker in 2018?
- I know you’re married, how did you discuss with your wife the importance of pursuing this passion of filmmaking as opposed to having the traditional 9-5?
- Do you feel single people have it easier to pursue their passions versus married people, why or why not?
- What’s different about the NorCal film industry vs. the SoCal (or Hollywood) driven one?
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