L. to R.: Rocky Chin, Janet Yang, “Awesome Wang,” Sean Gallagher (photo by Brandon Leung)
At the Opening Night Gala for the 35th Annual Asian American International Film Festival at Asia Society, the producers of “Shanghai Calling” were giving away promotional t-shirts based on tweets about the movie. This tweet from @AABANY won the last remaining t-shirt:
“Awesome Wang” is the name of a character in the film. You’d have to see it to get the reference. “Awesome Yang” is actually a reference to Janet Yang, the film’s producer, who received the Asian American Media Award right before the film was screened. She is quite “Awesome” indeed. Click on the image to see photos from the gala.