Author Archives: Steve Nguyen

About Steve Nguyen

Steve Nguyen is a Vietnamese American director, writer, producer, and co-founder of Studio APA. Nguyen and director Choz Belen make up the Studio APA duo, specializing in the production of short films, animation, and music videos. Nguyen is the co-founder of, an online news source that started in 2008 which posts news updates and video interviews about Asian Americans in mainstream/independent media.

Just Kidding Films: Pushing Asian Stereotype Boundaries

Since 2007, Bart Kwan and Joe Jo of Just Kidding Films have been pushing the boundaries of the Asian stereotype on YouTube with their unique perspectives and outrageous comedic flavor. With similar comparisons to Peter Chao and The Notorious MSG, … Continue reading

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8Questions with “The Durrian” Editors

An Asian American news satire blog called The Durrian has made quite a splash in just its second week of existence. Similar to the concept of The Onion, the satirical publication puts their very own unique twist on the way … Continue reading

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2011 Kollaboration Boston: Ghosts on a G6 (Dance Finalists)

The crew behind the first Kollaboration Boston has been really busy as of late.  Not only did they release a video for the vocal finalists (The Show Goes On), but they’ve also filmed and edited a video for the dance … Continue reading

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Banana 2 Coming Soon on February 26th!

As advertised on the BANANA 2 website, a gathering of Asian Pacific American bloggers from across the country will participate in BANANA 2 on February 26, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the back lot of CBS Studios … Continue reading

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Joseph Vincent

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and I hope all of you are getting into the holiday spirit as Christmas rolls around the corner! In an effort to get all of you in the holiday spirit, I wanted to share … Continue reading

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One on One with Beau Sia

Every now and then, we often come across certain events in our lives that define who we are now. These moments appear to be simple on the surface, but for individuals like Beau Sia, he can recall every vivid detail … Continue reading

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Tony T Nguyen and Can from POREOTICS’ “Pushing the Limits”

Music and dance come together for this unique piece titled “Pushing the Limits” with musician Tony T Nguyen and Can Nguyen from POREOTICS. This original collaboration shows how different artistic backgrounds can come together to make something creative. At the end … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Japanese Rap Artist Shing02

Shingo Annen (aka Shing02) is truly a man of the world and has been an influential presence in the underground rap community as an MC and producer in both Japan and the U.S. since the early 90’s. As one of … Continue reading

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Connie Lim and The Making of “The Hunted”

If you happened to watch the Asian Community Fund (APCF) PSA posted last week, you’ll notice a fresh new face in that video.  Connie Lim is one of LA’s best kept secrets, but hopefully not for long. Influenced by artists … Continue reading

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All About

Over the last year that I’ve produced content for, I thought it was interesting that we never actually had a video of our own to explain what it is that we do. Fortunately, we’ve just compiled a promotional spot … Continue reading

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An Interview with Kaba Modern’s Finest, Mike Song

In the midst of all this Rain vs. Stephen Colbert buzz, I thought it would be nice to share a cool dance/interview with all of you that I shot with Kaba Modern’s very own Mike Song. Many of you might … Continue reading

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Meet Ryan Suda, The Man Behind Blacklava

Three years ago, 8Asians contributor Akrypti pretty much laid out the foundation & history of Blacklava and offered her rather “colorful” opinions about the Asian American clothing company. As a good friend and collaborator with Ryan Suda, I felt that … Continue reading

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