I think this is the BEST animation movie I’ve ever seen.

Recording DVD commentary track with James, Kathy and Ron

We are getting ready for the DVD release. Today, we recorded DVD commentary track with James Kyson Lee, Kathy Uyen and the director Ron Oda at Creative Routes Studio in Burbank. We talked about our nostalgic yet funny stories. You can listen to our talk in our DVD special track!

People who can sleep well….

People who can sleep well have a lot of gutsIf you can sleep wherever it is, such as friend’s couch, on the floor, editing studio’s floor, in the jungle… in the airplace… more likely to perform well in the presentation and stuff…. at least, don’t get nervous as much as people who cannot sleep well… That’s what I think….

Dear Joseph N. Feinstein

Joseph, it was good working with you… Articles for Entertainment Today by Joseph ————————————– From LA Times Article Joseph N. Feinstein, 74; innovative L.A. teacher and host of ‘Teen Talk’ By Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer June 2, 2008 Joseph N. Feinstein was a champion of the idea that education should address young people’s hearts as well as their intellect. He developed the first class in Los Angeles city schools designed to help students deal with death and other forms of loss. In the 1980s, Feinstein was host of an award-winning television talk show that allowed teenagers to tackle tough social and family issues. Decades later, the […]

“Hybrid Identity Crisis” — “Tre” DVD Release (From Eric)

A journalist named Ben Hamamoto is writing a piece about my latest film “Tre” being a first with its hapa romantic leads (Kim and Daniel), and hapa writers/director (Kim and me). This clip from the DVD bonus features is the best I have ever done explaining how mixed-race identity folds into the layers of meaning in this film and in others like “Charlotte Sometimes” and “Americanese” that deal with sex, race, and relationships. It was actually said in response to a post-screening question about the “raw” sex scenes in “Tre.” I talked about “hybrid identity” and then worked my way back to answering the question. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgoXjBlYpI0] This is one of […]

James Tormé at Hotel Angeleno on Mon, 5/12

I’ll be there WHAT: Come hear singing star James Tormé live with the incomparable James Tormé Trio at West Lounge & Restaurant. Best view in L.A. Parking available at the hotel. In James’ own words: “Stop kidding around, come out and be friendly about it!” PS They have great food and excellent cocktails! PPS No Cover. WHEN: Monday, May 12th at 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm. WHERE: West Lounge at Hotel Angeleno (The circular hotel at the Sunset exit of the 405) 170 N. Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049For reservations: 310-481-7878 Click here to get directions. www.jamestorme.com www.myspace.com/jamestorme

Sound of Hamster

I’m adding sound of hamster to a hamster feature film… Some scene was shot without sound, so I’m adding the sound of a hamster. Oh, man. The more hamster sound I add, the more cute the hamster becomes. I understand why the director loves hamster and decided to make it into a movie. Oh, shit, I wish I have more room and time to have a hamster…. By the way, the hamster doesn’t really make noise. Most of the time, they are quiet. But we managed to make it sound something… you will check it out in the movie. Etienne!http://www.hamstermovie.com PS.Going to Houston, Texas from May 1 (Thu) – May […]

Working on a Hamster Movie

Working on a hamster movie – recording sound effects in Palos Verdes, CA It was crazy hot, but nice view of the ocean.


I have never given up my dream. And I will never given up my dream until I die. PS. I’ll be in the US (Mostly LA) until July 9th.