Justin Chon’s ‘Man Up’ released on Vimeo

May 28, 2015
Justin Chon's "Man Up"

“Man Up”

“Man Up,” the first directorial attempt by Korean American actor Justin Chon, will make its global debut today via Vimeo On Demand.

The indie film pairs Chon and YouTube star Kevin Wu (“KevJumba”) in a teenage buddy coming-of-age comedy about “manning up” after the unplanned pregnancy of a girlfriend foils the summer plans of a 19-year-old slacker.

Produced by Kinetic Films, co-written by Chon and Wu and starring Nicole Bloom (“Shameless”), Dion Basco (“The Cleaner”) and Parvesh Cheena (“Outsourced”), the film will be released by Off The Dock and Supergravity Pictures.

“I really wanted to make the movie for my 12-year-old self,” Chon told Hyphen Magazine last month. “At the time [of writing the screenplay], I had broken up with a girl who had a kid, and Kevin told me how he had dated a Mormon girl back in high school … the inspiration behind the screenplay was autobiographical and personal from both our ends.”

Chon, who was last seen in Benson Lee’s “Seoul Searching,” is an Orange County native known for his roles in “Twilight” and “21 & Over.”

Watch “Man Up” at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/manupfilm.