FCSyndicate can share the latest official title logo for Player Agency, a new independent VR-animated action adventure from director Joey Min. The project, which marks the latest feature-length in-house effort from Min through his Art School Dropouts banner, has been in the works since early 2021 and is currently at the halfway point ahead of its hopeful Spring 2023 release.
Actor Kage Yami will star in the role of Ken, who, after falling into depression from losing his job of ten years, is cajoled by his college friend into an usual method of gaining his confidence back: a VR-based adventure RPG (role playing game), where he will quest through a realm ruled by the tyrannical “Lich King”, and must battle his demons both internally and virtually to take back his life. The film is unique in that roughly over ninety percent of it is being shot in virtual reality.
Player Agency will be the second independently-produced feature-length project for Min following their “My Asian Auntie” webseries sequel, Yes, Auntie!, which screened in 2019 and was later acquired for release Digital Media Rights imprint, Midnight Pulp. Some of the same team and talent are also now involved in the new film, along with Min in a starring capacity, ASDO’s own Stephanie Pham, and fellow collaborators Andrew Kim, and martial artist and influencer Angela Jordan (@ajkick101).
In addition to acting, Yami is an industry stunt performer with credits that partly include Marvel/Netflix shows “Daredevil”, “Iron Fist” and “The Punisher”, and films like Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters and Shawn Levy’s Free Guy. Yami has also collaborated on a number of independent projects for other creators, including Min’s channel with their most recent action short, “Payback”.
Min has been sharing exclusive production updates via Art School Dropouts’ Discord room for Patreon supporters, among which folks can find as much as up to over a half-hour of behind-the-scenes footage showcasing the film’s production process. More information can be found at his official website.