He wants to be a leading man, he wants to be taken seriously, but there's one problem... he's Asian.
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This is about an Asian American comedic actor named Kazu, who in the face of deteriorating health, has decided to follow his true dream of becoming a dramatic actor.
Asian Americans aren't given leading, dramatic roles in American films today, and we're here to change that. This film is a dramatic mockumentary that singles out this issue and tackles it to the floor with several laughs, a few tears, and a decent amount of anger.
The Message Within
This film touches on two very important subjects. The first, being type-cast and the struggle actors face when being reduced to only one type of role.
The other is the lack of Asian Americans in leading American roles. The only times we see this are in Martial Arts films or goofy comedies and that’s just not right. The only way to change this is for us to create such roles and stories for Asian Americans, and that’s exactly what this film is about. As Kazu’s trying to become a dramatic actor, he’s also being a dramatic character throughout the film, so the audience can see him being the character he wants to be, while also understanding his struggle. It’s the perfect film to portray to American audiences because it shows the stereotypes and prejudices against Asian Americans that still continue to happen today.
“Kazu” is a film that will strike home with people of all ethnicities and can be a footstep toward a social change that needs to happen.
What wIll we do with the film??
We will immediately submit the film to the biggest festivals, like:
Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and many others.
We also want to do a film tour throughout various colleges, schools, organizations, etc. in order to spread this important message to as many people as possible.
The Production Team
Our team is made up of a group of friends, who are all awesome people. Here they are:
Kazu Nagahama - Jeff Fong - Jesse Kozel - Ronnie Prouty
Angela Henderson - Kate Morgan - Jason Jong
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 25, 2012.
Mar 26, 2012 - Apr 25, 2012 (30 days)
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Special thanks credit in the film. A unique KAZU pin button. And Kazu will acknowledge you in a special thanks video.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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All of the above. A signed KAZU movie postcard. And Kazu will make a Facebook post about you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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All of the above. An official, signed DVD of the film. And a hand-crafted garden stone, made by Kazu.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above. A KAZU t-shirt. And a hand-painted mandala, made by Kazu.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above. You can spend a day on the set of KAZU (if in or around LA), if outside of LA, you can have a Skype conversation with Kazu instead. And you and a friend get to come to our exclusive cast and crew wrap party!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above. You (and if you want, a friend) will have dinner with Kazu, the director, and various actors and producers from the film. And you (or someone of your choosing) gets a walk-on role on the film!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above. Associate Producer credit. Kazu will show up on your doorstep with a surprise gift (must be in the state of California).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above. Executive Producer credit (with contract stipulations). A special cast and crew framed, picture collage (exclusive to production team only). 2 passes to every screening KAZU plays at. And you'll receive the, "We never could've done this without you," kind of gratitude from the entire KAZU team, forever.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012