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This week we are going into production for a 3 episode web series called “Home is Where the Hans Are”. It’s a project we’re very proud to be starting because it’s a joint production with a company called Fremantle Media, best known for their reality program, a small show you may have heard of… American Idol! What would the producers of American Idol want with Wong Fu?? Long story short, a division of their North American branch is trying to expand their new media side for television and web, and we were one of the production companies they reached out to. For the better part of this year we’ve been in development with them. It was a fairly long process since we’ve been so busy with other projects, but we’re finally ready to move onto production.
We don’t want to give away too much, but it’s a family comedy about a young man, Derrick, who returns home after years away to discover that the man his mother remarried to is Chinese. Surprise!
Starting off with “just” 3 episodes to see how it goes, and maybe if it does well, we can expand…but for now, this is where it starts.
What we’re most excited about for this project is the great cast we were able to assemble. We can’t wait to work with these extremely talented professionals.
For the major role of the Father we instantly knew who we wanted. Randall Park. We worked with him on our short “Too Fast” and have been following his indie work for several years. It’s easy to see how incredible he is as an actor and we’re very lucky to have him on board.
As Randall’s daughter we got our dream girl! We met Ellen Wong summer 2010 just after she finished working in the major motion picture “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”. It turned out she was a fan of our work and we said when we met that we’d definitely find a project to work with her on. That time has come and we couldn’t be more fortunate that she had the time and excitement to join us.
Several other roles we went to open auditions for and we were amazed at how many great actors are out there. We wanted to cast so many of them, but only one could be chosen and we can’t wait for you to see them work.
Wish us luck this week!!