Photo from left: Philip Wang, Wesley Chan and Ted Fu

UG Visual Arts Media Alumni Philip Wang, Wesley Chan and Ted Fu (aka Wong Fu Productions) featured in the


1-11 May 2014

Saturday, May 3rd, 5PM
Ready for Lift-Off: Wong Fu Productions
DGA Atrium

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VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, established the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival in 1983 to promote Asian and Asian Pacific American cinema. The Festival has grown from a weekend-long series into a major annual showcase presenting the best of Asian Pacific American and Asian international media. The Festival serves as a crucial launching ground for Asian Pacific American cinema through the premiere screenings of important new works as well as the development and nurturing of emerging talents via innovative programming initiatives including the VC Digital Academy and the Armed With a Camera Fellowship. More recent initiatives have included the Conference for Creative Content (C3), Project Catalyst, and the Visual Communications Film Development Fund.

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Wong Fu Productions — Wesley Chan, Ted Fu, and Philip Wang — are poised to produce their debut feature-length narrative production later this year. Join us for an entertaining and illuminating chat with Phil and Wes as they and frequent collaborator Christopher Dinh Nguyen and producer Christine Chen share their accounts of the long process of realizing their debut feature film, from the development and scriptwriting process, to financing, crowd-sourcing and, finally, the impending principal production.

MODERATOR: David Magdael, David Magdael & Associates

As founder and CEO of David Magdael & Associates, Inc., David Magdael has supported the promotion of documentaries, independent films, directors, and public affairs issues since 2000. From developing Oscar® campaigns for documentaries to creating film festival strategies for filmmakers and indie films to television broadcast publicity to theatrical release public relations, DMA has become an important entertainment communications firm that boasts a client roster including numerous Academy Award® winning and nominated documentary and short films, Sundance Film Festival Award winners, Toronto International Film Festival standouts, Tribeca Film Festival and SXSW gems and indies, as well as studio projects and TV broadcast films for Lionsgate, Paramount, Universal, Sony/Columbia, Zeitgeist, Variance, HBO, Relativity, Fox Searchlight/Fox International, Focus Features and others.

Magdael has shared his expertise on panels and discussions with institutions, film fests & orgs. He has spoken on panels at Sundance, SXSW, Full Frame, Silver Docs, LAFF, AFI Fest, Film Independent, Visual Communications, the International Documentary Association, Temple University, Docu Summit at Columbia College and others. He has served as Co-Director and Associate Producer of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival since 1997, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, BackStage West, Hollywood Reporter, Documentary Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.


Wong Fu Productions is an independent new media production company, founded by Wesley Chan, Ted Fu, and Philip Wang. They are primarily known for their YouTube channel where they create short films, sketches, music videos and vlogs for their viewership and fanbase of over 2 million subscribers, generating over 300 million views.

Their creative work has been recognized for its high production quality and depth — attracting major corporations like Subaru and AT&T, while also bringing critical honor and praise from organizations such as CNN, NPR, the 2008 Cannes and 2011 Sundance Film Festivals, and even the White House when they met President Obama in 2011!

In 2008 Wong Fu Productions met Chris Dinh and began working closely with him on a variety of projects for their channel. As a talented and accomplished writer, producer, and actor himself, Chris is now an integral part of the Wong Fu family and a co-writer and producer of their upcoming first feature film.

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Wong Fu Productions
(Undergraduate Alumni Philip Wang, Wesley Chan and Ted Fu)

Image courtesy of Wong Productions and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

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