Charity Art Auction

Charity Art Auction

Proceeds benefit the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Starting at 10 a.m. during PMX’s Charity Livestream is the Charity Art Auction on eBay. Some wonderful people donated wonderful things.

Mask and Bow by Oh My SAIMask and Bow
Donated by Oh My SAI
Item ID: 304069775376
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304069775376

 

 

 

 

Mask and Bunny Ears by Oh My SAIMask and Bunny Ears
Donated by Oh My SAI
Item ID: 304069775647
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304069775647

 

 

 

 

Kimchi Kawaii pinsPunny Enamel Cat Pins
Donated by Kimchi Kawaii
https://www.kimchikawaii.com/
Item ID: 304069777855
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304069777855

 

 

 

 

 

No-Face PlushHandmade No-Face plush
Donated by Shirley Ku
Shirley Ku is not a professional plush maker. She’s just someone who wanted to make something to donate to the cause. You rock, Shirley!
Item ID: 304069779253
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304069779253

 

 

 

Original Painting by Jessica CantrellOriginal Acrylic on Canvas Painting
Donated by Jessica Cantrell
Titled “Pleasant Uncertainty”, this piece reminds Jessica of her mom, who’s a badass Asian woman, which was her inspiration.
Item ID: 304069778390
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304069778390

 

AAPI In Animation

AAPI In Animation

Panel Description

Come join the conversation as our panel of AAPI industry professionals share their thoughts about working in the animation industry. We will delve into how they got their start, and their experiences as AAPI people working in the industry.

Come and see Grace Young, Jacqueline Sheng, and Janice Kubo during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 8PM on Saturday, July 17.

About Grace Young

Grace YoungGrace Young is a Los Angeles based artist in the animation industry. She’s worked as a Background Painter and Designer for studios like Disney TV Animation, Warner Brothers Animation, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Titmouse Inc., ShadowMachine, Adult Swim, and more.

Website:
gracepyoung.com

About Jacqueline Sheng

Jacqueline Sheng

Jacqueline Sheng has been working in animation for about 8 years. She has worked at Marvel, Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, Starburns Industries, Green Portal Productions and is now a Line Producer at Nickelodeon (it’s her second time at Nick)!

Socials:
Twitter: @glazedhamz

About Janice Kubo

Janice Kubo

Born in Japan and raised here in Southern California, art/drawing was something I wanted to do since I was 3 years old!

Credits:
Cartoon Network: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
Nick Jr/ Starz: Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Disney TV: Wander Over Yonder, Star vs the Forces of Evil S1, Billy Dilly, Big City Greens
WB Animation: DCSHG 2019.
Netflix: Kid Cosmic, and the Unannounced Show!! 😉 (shhhh!)

Social Media:
Instagram: @janicekuboart

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 8PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Industry Panel: AAPI In Animation
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    8PM – 9PM
  • Industry Panel
  • AAPI In Animation
    with Grace Young, Jacqueline Sheng, and Janice Kubo

 

"Wild Adventure" Table Read

“Wild Adventure In 5D!” Table Read

Panel Description

Join and watch these actors in a table read of the script “Wild Adventure In 5D!” featuring Bryan Ha, Victor Zheng, Linh Bui, Hester Jean Lee, and Sara Matsui Colby.

Come and see the table read during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 7PM on Saturday, July 17.

Hester Jean Lee playing Gabby

Si Chen

Hester Jean Lee is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. Completing her BA in Theatre at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, she continued her studies at Upright Citizens Brigade and Howard Fine Acting Studio. You can hear Hester’s voice on the series Extracurricular, currently streaming on Netflix. When Hester isn’t writing, you can catch her roller skating with her dog Ruckus.

Socials:
Instagram: @hesterjeanlee
Twitter: @hesterjeanlee

Linh Bui playing Anna

Linh Bui

Linh Bui was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota to Vietnamese immigrant parents. She is new to Los Angeles and is working as an actor and hobby screenwriter. She just wrapped on an indie series pilot episode called Baby Girls that is currently in post production.

Socials:
Instagram: @lynnbuoy

Victor Zheng playing Frank

Victor Zheng

Victor Zheng is a Chinese American actor who is from Fairfax County, Virginia. He graduated with a double major in Chinese and History from the University of Virginia. Besides acting, Victor has worked as a translator, teacher, consultant, media manager, and independent journalist. He has published pieces that articulate the experiences of the Chinese American cultural dynamic and has commented on various political issues.

As an actor, he has participated in projects in China and the United States. He has been cast in online programs, reality shows, and has been called onto the sets of iconic shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Superstore, and more. He is currently working on the movie, “What if”, directed by Billy Porter.

Socials:
Instagram: @teamavatarfilms
YouTube: @teamavatarfilms

Sara Matsui Colby playing Angry/ICE/Security

Sara Matsui Colby

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Ha playing Oliver

 

 

 

 

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 7PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Table Read: “Wild Adventure In 5D!”
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    7PM – 8PM
  • Table Read
  • “Wild Adventure In 5D!”
    with Bryan Ha, Victor Zheng, Linh Bui, Hester Jean Lee, and Sara Matsui Colby

 

"Dealing Dreams" Table Read-1030x360

“Dealing Dreams” Table Read

Panel Description

Join and watch these actors in a table read of the script “Dealing Dreams” featuring Jennifer Kim, Dustin Vuong Nguyen, KitDeZolt, and Jenni Wu.

Come and see the table read during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 5PM on Saturday, July 17.

Jennifer Kim playing Zoe

Jennifer Kim

My name is Jennifer Kim. I am a recent graduate of Penn Law, where I was lucky enough to be Co-President of APALSA (American Pacific Asian Law Student Association). Prior to that, I studied Philosophy and Politics at Pomona College. In these difficult Covid times, my ray of happiness has been the opportunity to participate in virtual acting gigs in faraway locations.

Jenni Wu playing Norah

Jenni Wu

Jenni Wu is a toddler mom, actress, and producer who also decided to pick up voice acting and writing during #quarantine2020. She works hard every day to improve herself and her art and loves every opportunity to explore herself through the eyes of different characters.

Socials:
Instagram.com/jenniwulu
Twitter.com/jenniwulu

Kit DeZolt playing Steve Grier

Kit DeZolt

Kit DeZolt has acted in Hulu’s TV pilot Citizen (Jie), Eric Stoltz’s Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (Kien) on Amazon Prime, Moon Manor (Nox), Boy Luck Club (JJ Lai) on Tubi, Jack Henry Robbins’ VHYes!( Dash), HBO Max’s Veneno (English dubbed Chenta and Joaquin), ABC’s To Tell The Truth (Imposter), TruTV’s South Beach Tow (Kip), HBO Max’s Generation, and various indie films. Kit graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University.

Socials:
IG: @Kit_DeZolt

Dustin Vuong Nguyen playing Trey

Dustin Vuong Nguyen

Website: dustinvuongnguyen.com
Twitter: @dustinVnguyen
Instagram: @dustinvuongnguyen
TikTok: @dustinvuongnguyen

 

 

 

 

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 5PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Table Read: “Dealing Dreams”
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    5PM – 6PM
  • Table Read
  • “Dealing Dreams”
    with Jennifer Kim, Dustin Vuong Nguyen, KitDeZolt, and Jenni Wu

 

"Interstellar" Table Read

“Interstellar” Table Read

Panel Description

Join and watch these actors in a table read of the script “Interstellar” featuring Juliette Lin, Artemis Snow, Elaine Wang, Jenni Wu, Charles Baker, and Jason X. Moua.

Come and see the table read during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 12PM on Saturday, July 17.

Elaine Wang playing Jaina Vess/Crew#2

Elaine Wang

Elaine Wang has been in a variety of projects from stage to screen to VO and loves challenging, yet definitive work. In addition to acting, Elaine is also a 2x Pushcart Prize Nominee in Poetry and a Kundiman fellow.

Socials:
Twitter: @theelainewrites
Linktree: https://linktr.ee/theelainewang

Jenni Wu playing Vella Altuin

Jenni Wu

Jenni Wu is a toddler mom, actress, and producer who also decided to pick up voice acting and writing during #quarantine2020. She works hard every day to improve herself and her art and loves every opportunity to explore herself through the eyes of different characters.

Socials:
Instagram.com/jenniwulu
Twitter.com/jenniwulu

Juliette Lin playing Sunday

Juliette Lin

Juliette Lin is an actor based in Los Angeles, California. In August, she will be starring as Margot in Vice, a science fiction play that explores the devastation and hope within imagined futures, and ultimately asks: How can you survive when you have been programmed out of existence? How can you reach someone who’s vice is a reality where you do not exist? When she’s not acting, you can find her hosting The Privilege Podcast, volunteering through School on Wheels and The Wayfarer Foundation, and reading 10 different books at a time.

Socials:
@juliettetlin https://www.instagram.com/juliettetlin/
@theprivilegepodcast https://instagram.com/theprivilegepodcast

Artemis Snow playing Refugee/Max Lavoie

Artemis Snow

Artemis Snow is a SAG-AFTRA actor, voice over artist, and athlete. Calling NY home and LA based, her work can be found internationally on major networks like Disney, Universal, and Fox, and at prestigious film festivals. She recently brought Elisa Lam’s words to life with Emmy award winning Joe Berlinger on the #1 hit Netflix series, The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel. An avid world traveler (35 countries and counting), Artemis speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and French and is a black belt martial artist and aerialist. She also enjoys filmmaking, entrepreneurial pursuits, and supports endeavors that add light and love to this world especially in areas of philanthropy, environmental sustainability, and female empowerment.

Socials:
IG: @thenextadventure
Twitter: @helloartemisnow

Jason X. Moua playing Crew #1/Computer

Jason X. Moua

Jason X. Moua is a first generation Hmong-American California native turned New Yorker. He is the youngest of nine children and utilizes that aspect of his upbringing to craft a unique and individualistic point of view. He is a hardcore A24 film stan and is heavily influenced by filmmakers Xavier Dolan and Luca Guadagnino, drawing inspiration from their very surreal environment of creating a universe within the reality that moviegoers already live in versus launching moviergoers to a reality foreign to themselves. In Jason’s spare time, he likes to play the guitar, jog, and cook dishes that typically get topped with loads of cilantro.

Socials:
IG: @jasonxmoua

Charles Baker playing Firaldi

Charles Baker

Charlie is am actor born in the UK, now residing in London. His favourite film is Whiplash; due to him being a drummer in school, and it just being a darn great film. He creates/learns in many other mediums, currently in VR making a short film.

Socials:
IG: @chachabakes
Twitter: @chachabakes

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 12PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Table Read: “Interstellar”
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    12PM – 1PM
  • Table Read
  • “Interstellar”
    with Juliette Lin, Artemis Snow, Elaine Wang, Jenni Wu, Charles Baker, and Jason X. Moua

 

AAPI Playwrights Panel

AAPI Playwrights Panel

A Conversation With Playwrights

Chat with AAPI playwrights Thelma de Castro and Jeffrey Lo as they talk about their respective journeys in live theater.

Come and see Thelma Virata de Castro and Jeffrey Lo during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 10AM on Saturday, July 17.

About Thelma Virata de Castro

Playwright Thelma Virata de Castro

Thelma Virata de Castro is a San Diego Dramatists Guild Co-Ambassador, teaching artist, dramaturg, community builder, and founder of San Diego Playwrights. The TAG Project will be produced by Playwrights Project in August 2021 with support from an Artist’s Grant from the William Male Foundation. Her plays have been performed by Asian Story Theater, The Old Globe, New Village Arts, OnStage Playhouse, Circle Circle dot dot, Logan Squared Productions, and others. She’s won The San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst Fellowship and worked on several California Humanities projects. She is a Hedgebrook alumna and is attending the Kennedy Center Summer 2021 Playwriting Intensive.

Socials:
Thelma Virata de Castro – Playwright~Creative Artist
Thelma Virata de Castro-Playwright | Facebook
Thelma V. de Castro (@ThelmaVdeCastro) / Twitter
Thelma Virata de Castro (@tvdecastro)

About Jeffery Lo

Jeffrey Lo

Jeffrey Lo (He/Him/His) is a Filipino-American playwright and director based in the Bay Area. He is the recipient of the Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award, the Emerging Artist Laureate by Arts Council Silicon Valley and Theatre Bay Area Director’s TITAN Award. Selected directing credits include The Language Archive and The Santaland Diaries at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Vietgone at Capital Stage, A Doll’s House, Part 2 and Eurydice at Palo Alto Players (TBA Awards finalist for Best Direction), Peter and the Starcatcher and Noises Off at Hillbarn Theatre, The Grapes of Wrath, The Crucible and Yellow Face at Los Altos Stage Company and Uncle Vanya at the Pear Theatre (BATCC award for Best Production). As a playwright, his plays have been produced and workshopped at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, The BindleStiff Studio, City Lights Theatre Company and Custom Made Theatre Company. His play Writing Fragments Home was a finalist for the Bay Area Playwright’s Conference and a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference. Jeffrey has also worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Asian American International Film Festival, San Jose Repertory and is a company member of Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company and SF Playground. In addition to his work in theatre he works as an educator and advocate for issues of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and has served as a grant panelist for the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Silicon Valley Creates and Theatre Bay Area. He is the Director Community Partnerships and Casting Director at the Tony Award Winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, a graduate of the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute and a proud alumnus of the UC Irvine Drama Department. Jeffrey is also a founding member of OUR DIGITAL STORIES, for more info www.OurDigitalStories.org.

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 10AM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Writers Panel: Playwright Chat
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    10AM – 11AM
  • Writers Panel
  • Conversation With a Playwright
    with Thelma Virata de Castro and Jeffrey Lo

 

Japanese Calligraphy presentation during PMX's Charity Livestream.

Japanese Calligraphy

Panel Description

Sensei Biseki Iwakura will discuss the history of, the tools involved, and the different types of strokes in Japanese Calligraphy – Shodo. Sensei Iwakura will also give basic instruction and a demonstration.

Come and learn about Japanese Calligraphy during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 1PM on Saturday, July 17.

About Biseki Iwakura

Sensei Biseki Iwakura teaches Japanese Calligraphy.

Biseki Iwakura is a native from Japan before moving to California in 1978. She has taught at the Orange County Japanese School for 23 years and has retired this June. She also has been teaching Shigin-traditional Japanese Singing-for 15 years as well.

She followed in her father’s footsteps to become a calligrapher. He used to write hundreds of New Year’s cards each year, and she wanted to learn how to write as elegantly as he did since she was 20.

In calligraphy, you try to copy the characters as precisely as possible. Biseki Iwakura’s teacher always says: “Great calligraphers never care about what kind of papers or ink or brushes they use.” She says that she could tell about the writer’s personality when she sees his writing.

Although her Calligraphy teacher is 96 years old now, she still has a great memory, retains her wit, and stays very energetic. Ms. Iwakura wishes some of her luck would rub off on her.

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 1PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Cultural Panel: Japanese Calligraphy
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    1PM – 2PM
  • Cultural Panel
  • Japanese Calligraphy
    with Biseki Iwakura
Stories With Sapphire And Friends dives into Filipino folklore and the supernatural

Stories With Sapphire And Friends

Panel Description

Folklore and supernatural stories are an integral part of Filipino culture. Sapphire (Stories With Sapphire), Ethan (Tabi Tabi Pod), and Earl (Philippines Campfire Stories) are Filipino podcasters who share these kinds of stories on their podcasts. They will each be narrating a story, followed by a discussion about the cultural significance of each.

Come and see Ethan Dashnier, Earl Matito, and Sapphire Sandalo during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 9PM on Saturday, July 17.

About Sapphire Sandalo

Sapphire SandaloSapphire Sandalo is an animator, podcaster, and host in Los Angeles. She created the web series and award nominated podcast “Something Scary.” She is a recurring Paranormal Expert on “Paranormal Caught On Camera” and “Paranormal Night Shift” on Travel Channel. She is a part-time professor at Loyola Marymount University, where she teaches a class about the importance of diversity and accurate representation in animation and entertainment. She created the web series and award winning podcast “Stories With Sapphire” to encourage more cultural diversity within the paranormal community, because there is so much more to the spirit realm than the white figures (living and dead) we currently see on TV and in movies.

About Earl Matito

Earl Matito

Earl Matito is originally from Bulacan in the Philippines but is currently residing in Northern California. Aside from being a hotelier between 8 to 5, he runs a podcast called Philippine Campfire Stories which is co-produced by Podcast Network Asia. The show is about stories of Philippine mythologies, legends and other peculiar tales. He narrates the stories in pure Filipino and will make you feel like you are out on a night camp in front of a bonfire

About Ethan Dashnier

Ethan Dashnier

My name is Ethan, 27 years old artist and host of Tabi-Tabi Podcast from the Philippines. I am obsessed with Philippine folklore and want to share the stories from my culture with the world with the hopes that people will learn something.

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 9PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Cultural Panel: Stories With Sapphire And Friends
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    9PM – 10PM
  • Cultural Panel
  • Stories With Sapphire And Friends
    with Ethan Dashnier, Earl Matito, and Sapphire Sandalo