JEFF LIU, Writer/Director of “Yellow Face”

5 QUESTIONS WITH JEFF LIU Jeff Liu

Recently, Jeff Liu premiered his work-in-progress of “Yellow Face” at our 29th Annual LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.  Based on the Obie-winning play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang,  “Yellow Face” chronicles the misadventures of an Asian American playwright named DHH who leads the protest against the yellow face casting in the Broadway production of “Miss Saigon”, only to mistakenly cast a Caucasian actor in an Asian role in his own play.  Mashing up elements of theater, film and YouTube, this is the first-ever online adaptation of a play from producer Justin Lin (“Fast and Furious 6”) and the YOMYOMF Network.  

It will have its world premiere online

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 (Act I) — CLICK HERE TO WATCH

and SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (Act II) — CLICK HERE TO WATCH

We had a chance to discuss with Jeff the origins of “Yellow Face”, how he hopes it will shape the way we consume content, and his ideas for a tennis-themed bio-pic.   Continue reading