Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Come see us at another virtual festival! Becoming Eddie will screen as an official selection in the 36th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival , presented by Visual Communications, which runs from September 21 to October 31, 2020.

From the LAAPFF press release:

The Festival, which last week announced the shift to the Fall and the first set of confirmed films, is pleased to present the works of more than 225 filmmakers across five weekends, including 24 short film world premieres and 3 feature film world premieres.

The largest festival of its kind in Southern California, LAAPFF is also a proud Academy Award®-qualifying film festival for the Short Film Awards. In a season where anti-Asian American sentiment and violence is alarmingly on the rise, LAAPFF’s programming hopes to mobilize and engage audiences towards social activism and civic engagement – a cornerstone that is part of the Festival’s foundation. This year’s productions by Asian American & Pacific Islander artists from across the globe will amplify themes, including race, immigration, gentrification/economic security, and the upcoming US election. The Festival will be presented online to stay in guidelines that protect the health and safety of the Festival community.

‘2020 marks the 50th Anniversary for Visual Communications,’ said Francis Cullado. ‘The organization was born because our founders began searching for visual resources to build a greater consciousness of Asian Pacific history in America. Fueled by the burgeoning Civil Rights and Anti-War movements, they set out creating learning kits, photographing community events, audiotaping stories, and collecting historical images of Asian Pacific American lives. I am proud that we are able to present another edition of LAAPFF, and that this year’s lineup centers select conversations that are most urgent to our communities here in America.‘”

Dances with Films

We’re happy to announce that Becoming Eddie is an Official Shorts Competition Selection for Dances With Films! Ranked one of the Top Ten North American Film Festivals by USA Today and one of Film Freeway’s Top 100 Reviewed Film Festivals, DWF is a highly selective festival with a very independent sensibility.

DWF will be online this year due to COVID-19, and their festival is LIVE, meaning that the virtual screenings will only take place on Sunday, August 30 at 2:45 p.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. ET, and Thursday, September 3 at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. Select cast and crew will be a part of a live Q&A after each screening.

Tickets and schedule are available at this link.

Festival Updates

In May, Becoming Eddie screened online at both the Chicago Comedy Film Festival and the D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival.

We are proud to announce that we will be screening in the Shorts Competition at Bentonville Film Festival.

From Bentonville Film Festival’s Press release on July 22: “The Bentonville Film Foundation today announced their spotlight and competition program of independent feature films, shorts, and episodic titles for the 2020 Bentonville Film Festival, August 10-16. Co-founded by Academy Award®-winning actor Geena Davis, and supported by Founding Sponsor, Walmart and Presenting Sponsor, Coca-Cola, BFF is a one-of-a-kind event, uniquely dedicated to championing underrepresented voices in film, entertainment and media. The 6th annual film festival will be presented as a hybrid structure, pairing digital screenings, panels and events alongside select on-the-ground premieres and conversations.”

Wait, Wait, DO tell me!

You know you’ve officially made it in this town when Peter Sagal says the sweet words “Becoming Eddie” on National Public Radio! Become a fan of our onscreen mom and WAIT, WAIT, DON’T TELL ME Panel regular, Helen Hong, by following her at:
https://twitter.com/funnyhelenhong
https://www.facebook.com/HelenHongComedian/
https://www.instagram.com/funnyhelenhong/

Then see her onscreen at https://www.apafilm.org/films/becoming-eddie during the month of May 2020 using the password: DCAPA2020.


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See the full film now!

We’re stuck inside for COVID-19 but it doesn’t have to be all beans, bread and pasta!

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during May 2020, BECOMING EDDIE is available for streaming online through the DC Asian American Film Festival. For a limited time only, see the film in its entirety at https://www.apafilm.org/films/becoming-eddie, using the password: DCAPA2020.

Don’t wait because the film is only available for a short time before it gets tucked away again!

Please watch, share and spread the word so that we all can become Eddie!

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New Poster

We have a new poster! Designed by the incredibly talented Mauricio Abril, our poster has a minimalist look, featuring the haircut, glasses, and Walkman-type cassette player of our main character Yong. It is, in some ways, an homage to the classic work of Saul Bass, who was the premiere main title and poster designer of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Becoming Eddie Update

We have finished principal photography! Thanks to our cast and crew for all their talent and hard work! The footage looks terrific, and we are editing it all together.

We have press!

Thanks to Dino-Ray Ramos for the write-up in Deadline Hollywood:

‘Andi Mack’s Lilan Bowden To Direct Comedy ‘Becoming Eddie’ From Ed Lee

Here we are in Emerson Today:

Lee’s ‘Becoming Eddie’ Comedy to Tell Story of Growing Up Asian American in ’80s

Check out our shout outs in Forbes and Romper!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonifitzgerald/2019/06/21/qa-andi-mack-star-lilan-bowden-talks-about-the-final-season/#abd7d17bf516

https://www.romper.com/p/lilan-bowden-says-andi-mack-season-3-will-make-fans-feel-accepted-loved-interview-17990504

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