Bad Asian [Pilot Presentation]

(Trailer for TV pilot, 90 seconds, 2019)

A 90-second trailer (aka Pilot Presentation) for the (yet-to-be-produced) original half-hour comedy TV pilot called BAD ASIAN written by Kristina Woo.

Watch the BAD ASIAN Pilot Presentation now

Cheryl was chosen as a featured filmmaker for The 2019 Other Showcase — an interdisciplinary showcase of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts alumni with a focus on diverse artists whose voices are underrepresented in the television industry. For the showcase, she was picked to create a 90 second trailer (aka Pilot Presentation) for the (yet-to-be-produced) original half-hour TV comedy pilot called BAD ASIAN, written by the amazing Kristina Woo.

BAD ASIAN [SYNOPSIS]
Alex is a master of navigating the stereotypes of being a Chinese-American woman, but while in Hong Kong pursuing a big promotion, her M.O. is upended when she realizes her skills in bucking and fulfilling gendered and racial expectations mean nothing where she’s just another face in the crowd.

CREW
Director: Cheryl Furjanic
Writer: Kristina Woo
Producers: Kristina Woo & Cheryl Furjanic
Cinematographer: Rose Fadem-Johnston
Editor: Cheryl Furjanic
Location Sound: Caleb Mose
Gaffer: Favienne Howsepian
Assistant Camera: Jed Rosenberg
Production Assistant: Ryan OLeary
Production Assistant: Regina Holyes

CAST
Jenny Soo as Alex Woo
Zack Imbrogno as Voice of Uber Driver
William Castrogiovanni as William
Kay Wilson as Quinn Marano
Vayu O’Donnell as Tom
Haley Sakamoto as Hannah Woo
Noah James as Nick
Eddie Liu as Harry Leung

SHOWRUNNER MENTOR
Gemma Baker

MUSIC
“Hello Bitches” by CL

SOUND DESIGN/MIX
Matthew Polis at SoundSpace

PRODUCTION SUPPORT
CAA
Fresh n’ Lean
Spekulor

THANKS
Jeremy Boros
Cobey Cobb
Danielle DiPaolo
Scott Faris
Ion Michael Furjanic
Greg Grano
Zack Imbrogno
Jose Luis
Eren Magri
Constance Parng
Donald Saunderson
Sarah Sellman
Jake Welch

SPECIAL THANKS
Sharon Freedman
Kimberlea Kressal
Anne Patterson
Cal Patterson
Chau Kai and Philip Woo

Produced for the 2019 NYU Tisch Other Showcase

ABOUT THE OTHER SHOWCASE
OTHER is an interdisciplinary showcase of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts alumni with a focus on diverse artists whose voices are underrepresented in the television industry. The event features theatrically staged excerpts from six new scripts by emerging television writers and 90-second pilot presentations by six emerging filmmakers. These projects are mentored by established alumni Showrunners and performed by alumni actors. OTHER breaks the mold of traditional readings and delivers a high energy, quick-paced, integrative performance that embodies the spirit of Tisch School of the Arts. Following the showcase, we pump up the music and pop open the champagne for a night of networking with our Los Angeles Tisch community and industry guests.
https://www.theothershowcase.com/

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Q-Me Con Shorts

(6 comedy promos, 45 seconds each, 2006)

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