Directed by Justin Chon
TWILIGHT actor Justin Chon and YouTube sensation Kevin Wu (better known as KevJumba) echo the chemistry of Michael Cera and Jonah Hill in a new buddy comedy that’s not quite as crude as SUPERBAD, but just as chuckle-worthy. MAN UP is an original story, written by Chon and Wu, of two young deadbeats forced to grow up quickly while having their friendship tested. Unemployed and unschooled, 19-year-old Martin (Wu) thinks he’ll be spending the summer playing video games, going to the beach and relaxing as usual. He gets a huge surprise when his girlfriend, Madison (Galadriel Stineman), reveals she’s pregnant. Wanting to prove his worth as a father and a man, Martin enlists the assistance of his zany, overeager and equally as lazy best friend, Randall (Chon), to be his partner in birthing classes and babysitting.
Chon’s directorial feature film debut packs lots of laughs and features some of the most recognized Asian and Asian American talent today. This eccentric and offbeat coming-of-age tale is one that teenagers and adults alike will be thoroughly entertained by.
– Karen Datangel
Expected Guests in Attendance:
Justin Chon (Actor, Director, Writer): March 13 screening
Co-Presenter: Asian Google Network
Executive Producer: Justin Chon, James Sereno, Kevin Wu
Producer: James Yi
Writer: Justin Chon, Kevin Wu
Cinematographer: Nate Fu
Editor: John Lafferty
Sound: Ross Okamura
Music: Wendy Wang
Cast: Justin Chon, Amy Hill, Galadriel Stineman, Kevin Wu