The Paper Tigers is a comedic martial arts film being produced by some great friends and collaborators including the one and only Yuji Okumoto, who played himself in Awesome Asian Bad Guys, and Michael Velasquez, who created the Awesome Asian Bad Guys title sequence and shot some of our BTS footage. It’s being directed by Bao Tran.
When their old Kung Fu master dies under mysterious circumstances, three estranged friends, despite being terribly out of shape and washed-up as fighters, must reawaken their abilities to find the killer and restore their master’s honor.
And to get a taste of the tone and style of The Paper Tigers, below is their short prequel:
Check out my friend Ramesh Srinivasan’s new book about the effect of the digital age on indigenous peoples and non-Western cultures. Ramesh is the Director of the Digital Cultures Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies and Design and Media Arts at UCLA. His work has been featured by Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, The Young Turks, National Public Radio, and The Huffington Post.
I just received my copy in the mail, and while I’m just getting started reading it, there are some fascinating ideas on our whole world beyond our Western bubbles.
He’s having a book release event at Skylight Books in Los Angeles this Saturday, March 4.
Get a copy on Amazon.
Here’s a clip of Ramesh on the Young Turks:
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