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Asian Stories

Asian Stories
Theatrical poster
Directed by Ron Oda
Kris Chin, co-director
Produced by Kris Chin
Katsuyuki Ueno, associate producer
Wendy Ho, associate producer
Written by Ron Oda
Starring James Kyson Lee
Kirt Kishita
Kathy Uyen
Music by Thomas' Apartment
Cinematography Jonathan Hall
Edited by Katsuyuki Ueno
Production
company
Release dates 2006 (2006)
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Asian Stories (formerly known as Asian Stories (Book 3) is a 2006 American independent feature film. Its running time is 98 minutes; it was shot in Super 16mm format.

Plot

Jim, a Chinese American Los Angeleno, borders on psychotic depression after he is abandoned by his bride-to-be two weeks before their Valentine's Day wedding. His only solution to end his misery is to get his best friend, Alex, an ex-con hitman, to promise to kill him. The two head for the hills, escaping to Jim's aunt's cabin, with the understanding Alex will fulfill his promise sometime before the approaching Hallmark holiday. With the plan in place, Jim finally seems at peace with his life... until he meets Amanda.

Cast

  • James Kyson Lee as Jim Lee
  • Kirt Kishita as Alex
  • Kathy Uyen as Amanda
  • Lauren Mary Kim as Katherine
  • Luis Fernandez-Gil as Ed
  • Christopher Dinh as Minh Phuc
  • Eric Hailey as Pizza Delivery Guy
  • Matt Witt as General Store Manager
  • Michelle Guest as Cocktail Waitress
  • Michelle Prenez as Bar Patron
  • Kevin Stafford as Howard
  • Susie Heckendorn as Southern Bar Patron #1
  • Kira Gurnee as Southern Bar Patron #2
  • Todd C. Smith as Southern Bar Patron #1
  • Dwayne Ward as Southern Bar Patron #2
  • C. William Chappell IV as Southern Bar Patron #3
  • Lang W. McDonald as The Rainbow Suspender Guy
  • Matt Braunger as Deli Customer
  • Katsuyuki “Katz” Ueno as Voice of Cook
  • Greg Bishop as Gangster #2
  • Heather Klinke as Bank Teller
  • Alan Achterberg as Pizza Guy’s Friend
  • Jonathan Hepburn as Amanda’s Ex-Boyfriend
  • Ruth Snyder as Bowling Alley Girl
  • Michelle Conry as Coffee Berry
  • Gabriel Lozano as Latin Male
  • Priscilla Soto as Latin Female
  • Mike Dalager as Gangster #3
  • Caesar as Kalbi The Dog

Filmmakers

  • Director/Writer – Ron Oda
  • Co-Director/Producer – Kris Chin
  • Director of Photography – Jonathan Hall
  • Associate Producer/Editor – Katsuyuki “Katz” Ueno
  • Associate Producer – Wendy Ho
  • Original Music/Theme Song – Thomas’ Apartment
  • Composer – George Shaw
  • Assistant Director – Cecilia Tsai
  • 2nd Assistant Director – Janet Po
  • 1st Assistant Camera – Benjamin Longsworth
  • 2nd Assistant Camera – Allen Achterberg
  • Gaffer – Keith McNulty
  • Gaffer/Grip – David Tagarda
  • Casting Director – Will Tiao
  • Production Assistants: Karen Ma, Albert Lee, Ed Wong, Julie Yeh, Renee Lee, Masami Morita, Tomomi Morita
  • Script Consultant – Lynne Pembroke
  • Ethnic Consultant – Srin Vishwanath
  • Ghetto Food Consultant – Keith Shutta
  • Ju-ju Consultant – Jimmy
  • Sommelier – Chris Lum
  • Assistant Editor – Wendy Ho
  • Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer and etc. – Katsuyuki “Katz” Ueno
  • Grips: Rob Ji, Parish Geocha, Deshawn Calloway
  • Steadicam Operator – Gary Gomez
  • Grip/Lighting Equipment by – McNulty Nielsen, Inc.
  • Art Director – Apoorva Vishwanath
  • Art Work by – James Oku
  • Makeup Artist – Yoko Nobushi
  • Amanda’s Wardrobe – Sour Pop Apparel
  • Sound Mixers: Derek Horn, Brian Rainwater, Ed Turner, Katsuyuki “Katz” Ueno

Film Festivals

  1. 11th Chicago Asian American Film Showcase
  2. VC FilmFest 2006 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival—Audience Award
  3. 3rd Annual Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival
  4. 7th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival
  5. 26th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival
  6. Austin Asian Film Festival 2006
  7. Vietnamese International Film Festival 2007
  8. 2nd Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon

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