2006 YELLOW FELLAS Independent Feature Movie
Writer, Director, Producer, Actor
I have just completed post-production on my first feature-length movie. This ethnically militant comedy has been written about extensively in newspaper and magazine articles.
2004-2006 CBC NEWSWORLD MORNING National Canadian TV News Show
Pop Culture Critic
2004-2005 THE ROUNDUP National Radio Show on CBC Radio One
The Roundup was a coast-to-coast two-hour radio program featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Every week, I would conduct several half-hour feature interviews with high-profile guests; astronauts, authors, adventurers. Preparation for these interviews involved in-depth research and composing lines of questioning. An oft heard refrain from guests was; “best interview I’ve ever had.” (Although, this may well be something many hosts hear from guests who have product to flog.)
June 2003 THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW, The Sawatsky Method
I was one of a few CBC reporters selected to receive an intensive week-long workshop given by Canadian investigative reporter John Sawatsky, creator of the Sawatsky method. Sawatsky trains investigative journalists all over the world on how to conduct revealing interviews. He also teaches at the Poynter Institute.
Fall, 2003 MADLY OFF IN ALL DIRECTIONS, Live Touring CBC Radio Show
Writer & Performer
I wrote, performed and directed original radio sketch comedy enacted
before a live theatre audience and recorded for radio broadcast. Myself and two
other writer/performers toured all over
Comedy Special, Actor
Myself along with my sketch comedy group Hot Sauce Posse, were hired as performers in this half-hour CBC comedy special, which was broadcast nationally several times.
2003 RTNDA National Award Winner
Radio Television News Director Association
Recipient of the ‘Sam Ross Award’ for Best Editorial Opinion; "Saddam vs. Bush." In order to gain insight into Saddam and Bush, I returned to childhood and revisit the original battleground; the schoolyard.
(In other words, I’m also very deep, and politically astute to boot.)
2001-2003 HOT SAUCE POSSE, Sketch Comedy Group (now defunct)
2002-2003 CBC RADIO ONE
National Radio Columnist
I wrote and performed radio commentaries that explored world events through the lens of personal memory, for which I won two RTNDA awards.
2001-2002 PASS THE MIC
By identifying and training the very best comedic talent at CBC
Radio Vancouver, I helped revive the art of sketch comedy for the entire
network. We were a crack team of writer/performers that were capable of ripping
a story from the headlines and then producing a tight, polished five-minute
sketch ready for broadcast in less than four hours. Pass the Mic was featured
in the New York Times,
2001 CBC Radio One, The Afternoon Show
I provided levity and comic relief for BC’s drive-home show by collecting stories from the city and feeding live hits into the show. I also served as an on-air sidekick to the show’s host.
2001 THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES, Satirical Political TV show
Out of several thousand applicants, I won a nation-wide talent search to replace national treasure, Rick Mercer for a TV program that is the Canadian equivalent of The Daily Show. As a writer, I read dozens of newspapers per day, and wrote jokes based on current events. I also wrote and performed political rants.
2001 LATHE OF HEAVEN, Television movie for A&E
Also starring James “Sonny Corleone” Kahn and Lisa “Huxtable” Bonet. Proving, I’m a good enough thespian to hold my own in the company of B-list movie actors.
I was invited to write and perform a 45-minute original comedy show performed at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
May 2000 WHO'S ALBERT WOO? National Film Board documentary
Jackie Chan and myself, along with several other Asian males, were interviewed on issues germane to Asian male identity.
June 2000 THE WORST WITCH, British television program
a guest role on the top-rated children's program in the
1999 MOONS OF TOKYO, theatre play
Wrote and developed a one-person show, with funding by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Profiled as an up-and-coming artist in the annual "Noisemakers" issue.
1997 LA LA PAN-ASIA, TV pilot
Created and produced a half-hour TV program showcasing Asian youth culture.
1996 THE BEST BAD THING, RINKO, TV movie
Kosuke in a film produced by PBS and NHK, based upon the novel by Yoshiko
Uchida (also starring George “Sulu” Takei and Kiki Kirin, the Meryl Streep of
1993-1994 RISING SON, One-man theatre show
& performed an autobiographical one-person show which was mounted in
1991 ANGELO DELLA MORTE, Theatre play, Centaur Theatre
Youngest playwright to compete in the history of the Quebec Drama Festival.
1990 FOOLHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY
Conducted playwriting workshops and developed plays for production.
1988 YOUNG MONTREALER Newspaper column, Montreal Gazette
As a capricious teenager, I was entertainingly impertinent and eminently quotable on a variety of topics relevant to young people.
2003 The Art of the Interview, The Sawatsky Method
2002 Robert Mckee Story Seminar
1995-1996 Butoh (contemporary Japanese dance form)
Butoh with the founding master and dance god, Kazu Ohno in
1991-1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Distinction)
Majoring in Inter-Related Arts, with concentrations in Video, Film & Performance.
1992 Syd Field's Screenwriting Seminar
1990-1991 Diplôme d'Etudes Collegiales des Beaux Arts (Honours)
Majoring in Studio Arts.