Web Series Watch: Awesome Asian Bad Guys Nears Its Deadline

(L-R) Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco of “Awesome Asian Bad Guys.”

It’s nearing the 11th hour for the team behind Awesome Asian Bad Guys, a budding webseries facing a Friday deadline on Kickstarter. But the premise, and the people involved, make it sound like it should get a shot at raising the last $15,000+ to be made.

Billed as “The Expendables meets Dumb & Dumber” by series creators Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino–a.k.a. the National Film Society–the series will pay humorous homage to ’80s action-movie culture and stereotypes, featuring actual 80s bad guys Al Leong (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon) and Yuji Okumoto (Karate Kid 2), along with Tamlyn Tomita and recent Office guest-star Randall Park. The project also boasts Phil Yu, a.k.a. Angry Asian Man, as executive producer. Also of note, Dypiangco has been hosting telethons for the show on his YouTube channel, and AAM will be appearing in one tonight.

Dypiangco and Epino’s pitch for the series can be seen below.

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  • Lucila Dypiangco

    Great news! THE AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS reached its goal of $50,000 yesterday, over 24 hours before deadline. They are now into $52K and rising! It’s not too late to add your donation into the kitty.