Remember when I wrote about MILLIONS, the web series — the awesome independent project started by aspiring filmmaker Andrew Chung (who participated in this awesome interview with me a few years back)? I had posted Andrew’s KickStarter campaign last year and even donated to help make this web series a reality.
Well, it looks like the fund-raising paid off! I just received an email from Andrew saying that MILLIONS (@MillionsTheSeries) will be debuting its first 40-minute episode on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/MillionsTheSeries) on Monday, April 28th at 8pm!
MILLIONS is a story about a group of Asian American twenty-somethings whose ambition is to each become millionaires before they turn 30, and what they’ll do to realize their dream. The series explores the millennial generation’s obsession with fame and economic power with a distinctly Asian American twist. It aims to discuss how our mainstream exposure to super-rich young people like Mark Zuckerberg and Justin Bieber — wealthy youths who became rich through a combination of talent and luck — impacts our own popular ideas of ambition, success, and morality.
MILLIONS features a cast of all Asian North American actors, music by Asian Canadian YouTube legend J-Reyez, and was entirely funded through crowd-sourcing and Chung’s own life savings.
Trailer after the jump!