It really amazes me how in a span of a few years’ Singapore has become one of the hotspots in Asia (in my opinion anyway) for concerts and tours and more to make a stop at – and I’m superbly grateful for that.
Recently, Wong Fu Productions dropped by town for a short seminar, followed by a more casual talk and meet & greet with their fans! I do feel weird calling their fans fans because like they mentioned, they feel as regular as any one else – which is also why I really appreciate them. They are humble people and are willing to share their experiences with the rest of the world, which is great for me.
In case anyone has no idea what Wong Fu Productions does, here’s a heads up from their Wiki page:
Wong Fu Productionsis a Chinese American filmmaking group composed of Wesley Chan (born April 27, 1984), Ted Fu (born October 26, 1981), and Philip Wang (born October 28, 1984). The trio met at the University of California, San Diego in 2004 and produced a number of music videos and short films released on their website and later YouTube before establishing a professional media company, Sketchbook Media, after their graduation. Their works have been featured at a number of national and international film festivals, including the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.
As of August 2011, Wong Fu Productions’ YouTube channel has over 1,000,000 subscribers, more than 18 million channel views, and over 100 million upload views. They are the 18th most subscribed directors on YouTube, 53rd most subscribed YouTube partners, and the 55th most subscribed of all time.
So on Feb 28, despite it being one day before our Law paper (finger crossed on that btw) I headed down like my usual fangirl self to the Rock Auditorium at Suntec about three hours before the event started because I really wanted…good seats? 😛 There was actually already a queue waiting to go in and I had to sit on the floor with several others for that couple of hours just so we could snag really could seats.
AND WE DID GET GOOD SEATS!!
Pictures below all credited to Jonathan for taking them haha.
Although Ted wasn’t there, Phil and Wes managed to still get everyone intrigued throughout their hour or so talk where they shared with everyone their starting days, what inspires them, as well as showed us some of one of their yet-to-be-released videos. What I really, really like about them is that I personally feel they go beyond their films to bring us the whole notion about being able to do what you love as a job, and that just about anyone can get to anywhere they want to so long as they put their heart and soul in it.
With Wesley, Phil, Justine and Jonathan!