Earlier than Hollywood really dedicated itself to presenting extra various tales on the massive display with initiatives like “Loopy Wealthy Asians” or “Easter Sunday,” Asian and Asian American filmmakers thrived on YouTube. With out main studio backing, these artful creators adopted a DIY angle, instructed their very own tales, and launched them on-line. Plus, with the assistance of movie festivals across the nation like CAAMFest and the New York Asian Movie Competition, there was an opportunity that their ardour initiatives may really make it to the massive display. So again in 2014, that is precisely what Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco did.
Identified collectively because the Nationwide Movie Society, the duo determined to attempt their hand at making a feature-length movie. However they did not simply wish to honor the Asian American expertise that was barely represented in mainstream media on the time. Epino and Dypiangco additionally needed to irreverently pay homage to the ’80s and ’90s motion film villains that at all times occurred to be Asian. Performers like Okumoto, Al Leong from “Die Arduous,” “Deadly Weapon,” and “Large Hassle in Little China,” or George Cheung from “Rambo 2,” “Robocop 2,” “Deadly Weapon 4,” and “Rush Hour” did not at all times get their flowers for being so superior.
However with “Superior Asian Unhealthy Guys,” which assembled a crew of those dangerous man actors to take down a nefarious mob boss, NFS would lastly give them mentioned flowers and extra. And along with the administrators themselves and their group, their film additionally options different distinguished stars like Randall Park, Tamlyn Tomita, and Dante Basco who continued to grind and blaze the path for the following era of Asian American Hollywood to thrive.