Join us at the table for a taste of Asian food and pop culture that’s sure to get you hungry! A new unscripted series from Warner Brothers’ Stage 13 and YOMYOMF, FAMILY STYLE brings Asian American foodies and their famous friends together to explore Eastern delicacies, with a steamy side of hot topic commentary and engaging conversation. Pull up a seat and let’s dig in…Family Style. The Festival will present an advance sneak peek of three episodes from the debut season before its premiere on May 13.
Screening will be followed by a reception.
Presented by Stage 13 & YOMYOMF
Family — We pull up a chair with Fresh Off the Boat actor Hudson Yang and his Dad, journalist Jeff Yang to hear about how they connect with their Taiwanese culture through family meals. Over in Honolulu, Hawaii Five-O actor Daniel Dae Kim gets a cooking lesson at a local family-owned favorite.
Sharing — Get to know our foodie fam as they each bring dishes from their own family traditions. Over in the Philippines, we’re going on a road trip! We visit a famous treehouse that doubles as a shared artist space and food court serving unique local dishes. Then we’ll hear an embarrassing lunch story from CRAZY RICH ASIANS Director Jon M. Chu.
Feasts — It’s time to feast as our foodie fam meets up with actor Parvesh Cheena to discuss the nuances of Indian cuisine and how the “family style meal” is an integral part of his culture. Then we’ll head to the suburbs of LA to the tranquil Hsi Lai Buddhist temple, and the home of the best vegetarian buffet around! Actress Vivian Bang joins us for lunch and learns what makes their preparation process unique. And, later we travel to Beijing to learn the history behind the feast of China’s “Eight Great Dishes”.
Shari Scorca (Moderator)
Shari Scorca leads Stage 13’s unscripted content development and productions, including the Stage 13 Original beauty and lifestyle series LIPSTICK EMPIRE, and the award-winning hip hop music docu-series INDEPENDENT. More recently she oversaw the Stage 13/Netflix Original series COOKING ON HIGH and MARCHING ORDERS.
Jeff Yang is a featured contributor for CNN, a columnist for the South China Morning Post’s Inkstone magazine, and can be regularly heard both on NPR and on his podcast, They Call Us Bruce, which he hosts with Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man). Yang has two children, Hudson, age 15, and Skyler, age 11. The elder, Hudson, can be seen on ABC TV as the star of the groundbreaking Asian American family comedy FRESH OFF THE BOAT, which just completed its historic fifth season.
Marie Jamora’s first feature, WHAT ISN’T THERE, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and her latest film, FLIP THE RECORD, won the Grand Jury Awards for Best Narrative Short at Urbanworld and the St. Louis International Film Festival. Jamora is the first Filipina director to be accepted to the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women and is an executive producer and director of FAMILY STYLE.
Philip W. Chung
Philip W. Chung is the Creative Director for Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s YOMYOMF. He is the executive producer for FAMILY STYLE and his next project is producing the trans-centric horror film MOONSHADOW which starts production this summer.
Philip Wang is a co-founder of Wong Fu Productions, an independent production company with over 3 million subscribers on Youtube. He recently ventured into another passion of his by opening a cafe called Bopomofo, located in San Gabriel.
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