Jubilee Project & Jeremy Lin’s “Lost for Words” Speaks of Love

When words fail, actions speak. I don’t want to hate; I want to speak love.

Jubilee Project recently joined forces with Houston Rockets basketball player Jeremy Lin to create “Lost For Words” – a story about showing acts of love and service to those around us and paying it forward.

Written and directed by Jason Lee, “Lost for Words” starts with a new student at school, Ka Nyaw (Klo Lay Pla), and his struggle to adjust to his new life at school. He is later helped by his mentor (Jeremy Lin), who meets with him after school to read The Giver. Although Ka Nyaw at first does not interact with him much, Lin continues to dedicate his time and effort to help him.

According to the YouTube description, the short film was actually inspired by a true story, where a young Burmese refugee conquers challenges in his life with the help of a mentor. He eventually goes on to help somebody else in need as well. Jubilee Project decided to produce “Lost for Words” to support the Jeremy Lin Foundation as well as PAIR Houston, an organization that works with refugee youth and the winner of last year’s Making A Difference campaign.

This is truly one of the most heartwarming videos I have seen in recent memory. If you would like to join the Acts of Love Campaign, please go to the Jeremy Lin Foundation website and use the hastag #ActsofLove.

Wong Fu Productions Crowdfunds Their First Movie

Fans of Wong Fu Productions will soon see Phil, Wes, and Chris with blue, yellow, purple or red hair.

The new ‘dos are just one of many promised perks from their indiegogo.com crowdfunding campaign for their first movie. The perk was partially to support Ted, who’s had to answer questions on why his hair is white (it’s genetic, he’s had that hair since he was 14) but mostly to add another fun perk in the last few days of their highly successful online campaign.

It began on Feb. 6, setting the goal at $200,000, and ended on March 19 with $358,278. They offered 26 different donation perks ranging from a $1 High-Five of Awesome all the way up to a $10,000 Executive Producer credit and VIP treatment. Several of their perks sold out quite fast, so as the limited perks began to sell out and donations kept coming in, Wong Fu added more along the way. In the end, Wong Fu raised nearly double their intended goal in only 40 days.

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akaDAN Documentary Premiere Brings Friends and Family Together

Several weeks ago on February 1, I had the pleasure of attending and volunteering at the akaDAN Documentary Premiere, held at the JapaneseAmericanNationalMuseum in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

You might be thinking, “What’s akaDAN, and what is it about?” It is an incredible story documenting the reunion of a Korean-American adoptee, Dan Matthews (better known as Los Angeles-based musician DANakaDAN), and his biological family in Korea, including a twin brother he never knew existed!

Dan and his production team had the opportunity to travel to Korea in the summer of 2013, during which he attended the International Korean Adoptee Association (IKAA) and underwent the process of being reunited with his family. The documentary follows Dan and his team through the whole process, highlighting the raw emotions of each scene. I had the chance to watch most of the film, and it is an incredible journey to follow. I can guarantee that one moment you’ll be laughing at and along with Dan, and the next you’ll have tears rolling down your cheeks without realizing it.

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4 Badass Asian Females Breaking Double Stereotypes

While we often see the quiet, submissive Asian-female stereotype portrayed in the media, Mnet America’s new show ‘Alpha Girls’ is a refreshing documentary series following the lives of four female industry leaders kicking ass in non-traditional career paths: model Soo Joo Park (@soojoopark), hip-hop illustrator Mina Kwon (@MINAKWON), DJ and producer TOKiMONSTA (@TOKiMONSTA) and fashion designer Miss Lawn (@misslawn), founder and creative director of the label Hellz Bellz.

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