This past May 2007 Asiansploitation staged our sold out Asian Heritage Month revue TOFU TV at Toronto’s Bad Dog Theatre. What you may not know is thatduring the making of that revue we were shadowed by filmmaker Yumi Otagaki who made a documentary short about our troupe and the making of our revue.
Yumi completed her documentary ‘asiansploitation’ and it is now online as part of an exciting CBC Radio Canada International competition called Digital Diversity. There are two things we’d love to ask you to do:
2. Vote for it! *** Voting runs this week from Oct 15 to 21***
Winning short films from each week continue on in the competition until a favourite is crowned the winner. And we’d love for Yumi’s doc to go all the way.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes during the making of a comedyrevue? What are comedy troupe members like when they’re not on stage? Justwhat exactly is an All-Asian comedy troupe all about? Find out for yourself in this wonderful documentary by Yumi. And please remember to give it your vote this week (Oct 15-21).
And stay tuned for some exciting news from Asiansploitation about some great events we have coming up soon.
ABOUT YUMI OTAGAKI
Originally from Japan, Yumi Otagaki has worked in print, radio andtelevision. Always fascinated with telling real life stories, herinterests in documentary filmmaking range from social issues to performing arts. Her short film credits include “A refugee from Japan”.
Asiansploitation from Toronto, Canada is a comedy troupe featuring some of the funniest Asian-Pacific comedians in the city. Formed in January 2006 they have performed live sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy in venues throughout Toronto. Tackling topics such as anime, office life, immigration, and science and technology gone wild, they’ve appeared at the 2006 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, HarbourfrontCentre, the famed Rivoli, and at sold out shows at the Bad Dog Theatre. They’ve appeared on CBC Radio nationally on the show Go!, locally on Here and Now, and were profiled in the Toronto Star as part of Asian Heritage Month as well as in Now Magazine. You can find out more about them and their unique brand of Asian Pacific humour at their website http://www.asiansploitation.com/