JONATHAN PARK aka DUMBFOUNDEAD

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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to South Korean refugees, Jonathan Park (better known as DUMBFOUNDEAD) was smuggled in along with his sister by his mother to Mexico, and then later settled in Koreatown in Los Angeles at the age of three.   At age 16, he discovered Project Blowed, an open-mic workshop located in Leimert Park in South Central L.A.  Equipped with a blunted grin and an arsenal of quick witted rhymes, Dumbfoundead has topped the hip-hop charts with his single “Are We There Yet?”  

Being a multi-hyphenate, Dumbfoundead recently released a six-episode webseries entitled RUN DMZ.   I asked questions about this new series, his love for K-Town and how to best make his mother proud.

*NOTE: Dumbfoundead to be a panelist at 2013 Conference for Creative Content (C3) on October 26, 2013 at SAG-AFTRA.

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The National Film Society, aka AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS

The National Film Society is a new media studio co-founded by filmmakers Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco, who’ve decided to take their talents to YouTube. With a uniquely brainy and offbeat style, they produce original content, collaborate with talented creators and make fun of each other as much as possible. Part of PBS Digital Studios.

They recently announced they will be directing, producing and starring in a 5-episode arc of a webseries entitled Awesome Asian Bad Guys.  We asked questions, they answered them (somewhat adequately), and continue to make their mothers proud.

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PHILIP CHUNG

PHILIP W. CHUNG is a writer for film, TV and theater and was the co-founder/co-Artistic Director of Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, an acclaimed Asian American theater company. He co-founded the blog YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily (YOMYOMF) with film director Justin Lin and co. in 2009, and helped the launch of the YOMYOMF Network in June, one of YouTube’s new premium channels, where he oversees the creative content. In its debut launch, YOMYOMF ranked 9th out of 95 YouTube channels. Philip does not like long walks on the beach.

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