The last several years have been great in getting to acquaint myself with filmmaker Joey Min and his team at Art School Dropouts. They’ve amassed multiple awards at festivals and continue to garner support from fans and viewers in a field that Min has been hustling in since long before when Team FistyleZ was a thing. Nowadays and with a rousing quintet of talents in collusion with some of the best of the best in the northeast, the team is on deck to finish up and release their first feature film in My Asian Auntie Season 2: Yes Auntie!.
Having pulled together the essential resources needed, ASDO’s Min then took to the channel to launch a Kickstarter video to help raise $10 as a simple thank you to fans for years of genuine support. The Kickstarter does have a two-month time frame though, and so an independent group such as ASDO wouldn’t mind raising as much money as possible – of course, only things is now folks can do so without the usual time-sensitive pressure to fundraise. Instead, they can do so with the comfort of knowing that Min and his unit of creatives will be putting those stretch funds to ample use.
Sequelizing the 2016 inaugural webseries in which Min cross-dresses in homage to turn an Asian stereotype on its head, the new story is set in the town of Voorhees, N.J. where Momma (Robert Samuels (H.K.S.A.)), a high-ranking DEA agent is on a mission to take down disco-dancing mob boss, Lester (Leroy Nguyen). Momma suspects a mole in her division, compelling her to turn to Auntie for help, but when Auntie’s love interest, Sharif (Sharif Anael-Bey), gets caught in the crossfire, for Auntie and Niece (Stephanie Pham), the aim to bring a criminal to justice gets personal.
The action-packed serial feature film also stars Robert Jefferson, Angela Jordan and many more with talents comprised of members from notable indie banners, Rising Tiger Films, R4 Films L.L.C., Kamen Ramen, TeamRedPro and Team One Take. Select filming locations include famous sets such as The Pagoda in Reading, Pennsylvania, and the House of Blues at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J..
I actually got to see an extended trailer last month when the team showed up in New York City for the Urban Action Showcase and Expo, and it’s packed to the brim with comedic indulgences. The action element stands without question as these are folks I and many others with internet access have been eyeing for months now. Years even. And I’m definitely keen on what will arrive on Thursday when the official trailer comes.