In 2006, Wong Fu Productions released a comical YouTube short Yellow Fever, which became their very first viral video. Now, nearly a decade later, Wong Fu Productions has expanded far beyond what they ever expected.
“We never had the intention of making Wong Fu what it is today, but we know we’re very lucky and will do our best to deserve it,” they humbly state on their website.
Watching Wong Fu grow over the years in the industry, we have witnessed them develop their craft as well as delve deeper into their stories and characters, especially with Just A Nice Guy, Strangers Again, and The Last to name a few. Their shorts have made us smile, laugh, cry, and even cry from laughing too hard. They’ve taken us on an emotional roller coaster and we’re excited to continue the ride as Wong Fu releases their first feature-length movie, Everything Before Us.
We already know that Wong Fu has gift for being able to capture our emotions perfectly when we go through the highs of love and the lows of loss. (I’m guilty of crying a couple times after watching Strangers Again, but who didn’t?) This time around, Everything Before Us explores the challenges of two couples: high schoolers Seth (Brandon Soo Hoo) and Haley (Victoria Park), and thirty-something professionals Ben (Aaron Yoo) and Sara (Brittany Ishibashi). But when their relationship activities are documented by the Department of Emotional Integrity (DEI), a DMV-styled agency that issues a relationship score for the public to see in order to keep individuals accountable for their relationship choices, it changes the couples’ dynamics. As the world-weary DEI case worker (Randall Park) monitors each couples activities to issue their relationship score, it begins to affect various aspects of the couples’ daily lives and darker secrets begin to unravel.
Everything Before Us will be premiering at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. You can purchase your tickets here.
Featured Image courtesy of Everything Before Us.