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The Comments Film Poster

THE COMMENTS (2015)

Deadline

“Short Film Tries To Answer: Who Writes ‘The Comments’ On Deadline?”

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Splitsider

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Funny or Die

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ANITA HO (2014)

The Examiner

“Actor-Director Steve Myung's romantic comedy "Anita Ho" premieres at this year's Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival on Dec. 8th at Bellevarado Studios. "Anita Ho" tells the story of Korean-American screenwriter Harry Ho, who is set to propose to his actress girlfriend, Anita Lee. Their love began on their show 'Power Raiders' where he was a writer and she the “Pink Raider.” Harry quits his job to pursue his dream to becoming a feature film writer and plans to propose to Anita for her 30th birthday, but first he needs to meet his Chinese-American girlfriend's parents for the first time, which results in some hilariously unexpected events. Described as an AsianAmerican version of "Meet the Parents," the film won Best Narrative Feature at the NYLA International Film Festival. Poster for "Anita Ho" Poster for "Anita Ho" Photo credit: Bumper Car Films The film stars Myung and his real-life wife Lina So along with veteran actors Elizabeth Sung, George Cheung, Raymond Ma and Albert Wong. Supporting cast include Brian Yang, Becky Wu, Dante Basco and Megan Lee. "Anita Ho" was produced through Bumper Car Films, a production company the Myung's founded in order to make films about love, family, redemption, social justice, and the search for identity.“

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Hyphen Magazine

"Making the film festival circuit from husband and wife team Steve Myung and Lina So is their first full length feature, Anita Ho. Inspired by personal life experiences, the film is Meet the Parents—Chinese Style. In the film, in which the couple play their fictional counterparts, Harry Ho, an unemployed writer readies to propose to his actress girlfriend, Anita Lee. But her parents have something to say about that when they find it he’s a Korean “Oh” not a Chinese “Ho.” Anita Ho recently received several awards from the Asian on Film Festival and will screen February 17th."

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Asiance Magazine

"Being in a relationship is hard enough, but when your parents’ opinions get involved, your relationship can get out of control quickly. Chinese parents, the Lees (George Cheung and Elizabeth Sung), want their kids to marry Chinese. When their daughter Anita (Lina So Myung), known as the Pink Raider, goes out with an unemployed Korean American writer for the Power Raiders (Steve Myung), Anita’s parents aren’t too happy. Her parents try to derail the relationship by introducing their daughter to a doctor. Will Anita or her parents win the battle of who she dates? The films stars Lina So Myung, Steve Myung, George Cheung, Elizabeth Sung, dumbfoundead, megan lee, and more. Look for the movie to be released soon."

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LIFE INSIDE OUT (2013)

The Hollywood Reporter

“The earnest film’s straightforwardness and down-to-earth characters — especially the lead performance by Maggie Baird — have a gentle appeal...”

“First-time director Jill D’Agnenica lets the open-mic sessions play out at considerable length, and they effectively convey a sense of community among disparate characters who bring varying degrees of artistic yearning and talent to the small stage.”

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The Independent Critic

“The film’s two leads, Maggie Baird and Finneas O’Connell, are real life mother and son and that truth infuses the film with a heartfelt intimacy and comfort that will make you laugh and cry along the way.”

“D’Agnenica has a tremendous visual eye and frame after frame of Life Inside Out draws you in and refuses to let you go. D’Agnenica is aided in this endeavor by the top notch lensing of Guido Frenzel, who clearly understands that this is a character-driven film and keeps his lens framed beautifully on the relationships between these characters.”

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New Times San Luis Obispo

“There’s a true art to coming up with a story that is sweet but not saccharine, sentimental but not cheesy. And Life Inside Out, director Jill D’Agnenica’s narrative film on new beginnings and second acts, treads that line beautifully.”

“The film lingers affectionately over scenes of songwriting and the brave souls who swallow back the butterflies to go onstage well before they feel they’re really ready.”

“Life Inside Out refuses to follow the classic template for on-stage competitions and follows its own course to Laura’s ultimate win.”

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Phoenix Movie Examiner

"A magnificently moving motion picture, this musical dramedy inspires viewers to find meaning in life through creative expression while also treating them to some outstanding original songs."

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A Movie Guy

“A celebration of family and music. If you want to see a sweet film with some great music? Look no further than Life Inside Out. It has a “Once” feeling. Like the last song you hear on the radio, it will stick with you all day after.”

The Dove Foundation

"A remarkable story with wonderful music."

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The Los Angeles Times

"Gentle, poignant drama whose heart and head are squarely in the right place. Engaging, naturalistic performances and nicely explored real-world issues add to this absorbing film's down to-earth appeal... ...tender direction by Jill D'Agnenica."

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Larry 411

“One of the best Indie Films of 2014”

The Coast News

"A gentle step-by-step journey of interpersonal bonding through the absorbing power of music; special credit must be given to cinematographer Guido Frenzel, whose skill with the camera helps to capture the poignancy in both the one-on-one conversations and singing scenes."

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LA Weekly

"A compelling tale."

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Spirituality and Practice

"A healing balm for adolescent and middle-agers alike."

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The Hot Pink Pen

"Sincere and heartwarming."

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The San Diego Reader

"Dialog and performance are woven together with such candor and insight that moments pass where it felt like eavesdropping through an open window."

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Hollywood Hunter

HOLLYWOOD HUNTER (2011-)

California Sportsman Magazine

“From Southland to South Africa”

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California Sportsman Magazine

“Hollywood meets the Hunter”

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Alaska Sporting Journal

“When Tinseltown meets the last frontier”

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