Hello, internet friends. It's time to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is William Lu.
Who are you?
I'm William Lu, indie filmmaker and
What are you?
I'm the son of a Taiwanese organic chemist and a Shanghainese physicist. I inherited none of their science genes. Also, I'm a doting uncle to my adorable niece Soleil.
Where are you?
San Fernando Valley. And surprisingly there is some decent Chinese food here.
Where are you from?
Los Altos, California.
What do you do?
I do a lot of freelance work in new media, mainly as a producer. In a former lifetime, I was the creator and host of the webseries "Retro Hardware."
Currently, I'm doing the festival circuit with COMFORT, a feature film I wrote and directed that stars Chris Dinh, Julie Zhan, and Kelvin Han Yee. Our Los Angeles premiere is actually this Sunday the 24th at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. Tickets and info are available here.
And I'm stuffing swag bags for the first 50 attendees, life of an indie filmmaker!
What are you all about?
I like to tell stories about people that look like me. Here's a super-geeky reference, but hopefully I can give audiences that same feeling I felt when I watched "The Dragon and the Angel" episode of 21 Jump Street way back on the FOX channel in 1989. That was the episode in which Dustin Nguyen's character goes undercover to investigate a gang; Russell Wong and Kelly Hu were guest stars and I couldn't believe I was seeing all these Asians on a network television show.
What makes you angry?
Negativity, passivity, and ungratefulness.