“Millions”, the Asian American Web Series from Jaded Pictures and filmmaker, writer and director Andrew Chung, premiered a few weeks ago at www.youtube.com/MillionsTheSeries and airs Mondays at 7 p.m. CST.
The first eight episodes for Season 1 are complete and already online. Four more episodes are on the way.
“Millions” is an intricate portrayal of Asian North American millennials mining their life ambitions, while confronting the obstacles that come with love, sex, drugs, and greed. The group of twentysomething friends set out to become millionaires before they turn 30 after a tragedy in their lives.
“Millions” explores the dark side of ambition with characters that shatter stereotypes and give us a genuine look at contemporary life as an Asian growing up in North America. This cast of
characters proves that Asians too can behave as good or as bad as they want to.
It’s been a huge passion project of mine, as I care deeply for the story, and about putting more Asian North American faces on screen,” Chung said. “So much so I’ve spent my entire life savings on the series these past few years, after raising a little bit of money for it on Kickstarter. We didn’t receive funding anywhere else. The series also features music (and an appearance) from prominent YouTube Asian artist, J-Reyez.”
Praised as a “brave drama” by Tubefilter at the 2013 New York TV Festival and Winner of “Best Direction” at the 2013 Marseille Web Fest,
The series stars veteran award-winning actor and playwright Ins Choi of the critically acclaimed play, Kim’s Convenience.
North American talent Hubert Tran (XIII: The Series) co-stars as Brandon.
(Warehouse 13) as Mary.
The cast also includes professional dancers Andrew “Pyro” Chung (So You Think You
Can Dance Canada) as Deron and Lee “Lethal” Pham (of the world renowned Supernaturalz B-Boy crew) as Eddie.
Newcomers Stephan Kim as Charlie, Ben Brillantes as Jay and Tanya Mok as Lia.
Special appearances include
YouTube stars, J-Reyez, Shannon T. Boodram and ShaqIsDope, and Toronto DJ, Dave “DJ Serious” Yan.
The creative team includes Executive Producer Melanie Chung
(Word, Goodbye Karrie), Producer Ben Brillantes, Cinematographer and Co-Producer Christian Peterson, and Composer, TMB (producer of Juno-nominated artist, JRDN).
Jaded Pictures is a trailblazing production company committed to telling compelling stories driven by character, raw emotion, fast-pace, and sarcastic wit. MILLIONS is Jaded’s first Web Series production. For more information and to view the trailer: MillionsTheSeries.com.
EPISODE 1, PART 1: http://youtu.be/xS0uZnlLsDY
EPISODE 1, PART 2: http://youtu.be/A8Yrhx9bn3k
EPISODE 2: http://youtu.be/RAulGXN9gPs
EPISODE 3: http://youtu.be/-Zzl9lLAXjw
EPISODE 4: http://youtu.be/HSI-R_mm1uA