Wong Fu Productions -- an independent film production company founded by Philip Wang, Wesley Chan, and Ted Fu -- has made a name for itself in the media community.
Creating content that caters to younger audiences, Wong Fu has found a niche making content that depicts relatable stories and often highlights the voices of Asian Americans and other underrepresented communities.
Wong Fu may be best known for its digital shorts, YouTube Red series Single by 30 (starring Kina Grannis, Harry Shum Jr., and Anna Akana), and other content.
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Its newest project, Yappie, follows a young Asian man as he navigates his work, social, personal, and romantic life after he's called a "yappie" for the first time--or a young Asian professional who acts like a yuppie.
Wong Fu has always dedicated itself to making work that its contributors are passionate about, and Yappie is no exception. The Yappie crew is also going on tour, so catch them at a location near you. Learn about the series and find out why you should watch it!
The Wong Fu Team
The Wong Fu Productions and Yappie team consists of a collection of passionate, talented individuals who take the time to engage with their fans and create content that is meaningful. Co-founders Philip Wang and Wesley Chan are also both active members, and the team they've put together is one of the best in the business. It's so easy to admire the Wong Fu team because they make great work and seem to have a lot of fun doing it!
Founded in 2006, Wong Fu has an immense collection of digital shorts and other media on YouTube, spanning topics from life and love to school and family. Some are funny, some are serious, some are sad, and some are a bit of everything. Yappie is the next in a line of quality content, so when you're checking out Yappie, make sure to take a peek at Wong Fu's other work as well--you won't be disappointed.
While web series aren't always lauded for their cinematography, Yappie's aesthetic is to be envied. Boasting scenes in clubs, restaurants, office spaces, and a variety of unique locations, Yappie performs well in both its lighting and camera fronts. At times you might not even notice camera movement at all, meaning it's doing its job well.
Cast and Characters
Yappie's cast has incredibly chemistry on the show and highlights a range of characters and personalities. The series does a great job of making sure the main characters are different and not pigeonholing them into stereotypes or conventional roles. The characters' group dynamic is also quite fun, making for an entertaining Yappie gang.
Creator and star Philip Wang has spoken at length about the passion put into this project by himself and his collaborators--countless hours of fundraising and personal effort into creating the show he wanted. Making such a show as Yappie requires a certain level of devotion, and the Yappie crew really brings it.
While Yappie (like any show) doesn't represent each and every group or community, Yappie makes an effort to extend out of simply East Asian communities and works to bring in a plethora of individuals to both onscreen and behind the scenes. It's not just about representing communities for the sake of representation, either--it's about doing justice to these characters and stories through thoughtful discussion during the process.