Filmmakers and National Film Society co-founders Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino are pushing the world premiere of the action comedy series, Awesome Asian Bad Guys to select audiences next month, courtesy of the Center for Asian American Media. The series arrives as the culmination of efforts by the two filmmakers who have been hard at work to raise funds and promotional means to produce an original comedic series paying tribute to iconic Asian film actors – most of who are known largely for their villainous roles in memorable films spanning the last three decades.

Dypiangco and Epino, and series actor Dante Basco are attending the events which will be held at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on March 20, and Oakland Museum of California on March 21. The series is produced by Diana Williams and screenwriter Milton Liu, also featuring performances by George Cheung, Al Leong, Randall Park, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita, Aaron Takahashi and Jasmine Currey.

For more info and ticket acquisition, visit the official CAAM website.


What happened to the actors that played that one Asian villain in your favorite childhood action flicks? Well, it turns out that they teamed up with the National Film Society to avenge the wrongful death of Tamlyn Tomita’s twin sister, Pamlyn, in AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS. Directors Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco assembled the AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS for the very characters that they portrayed on film and what they do best — kick butt. 

A screwball comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously, AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS is directors Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco’s homage to the actors who played iconic, yet paradoxically nameless Asian villains on the silver screen. This tribute has Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto and George Cheung playing themselves in an almost life-imitating-art caricaturization of their most recognizable roles.