Asian Chicken Salad

In a lively comedy rap video, Bernice, a Chinese transplant adjusting to life in a predominantly white neighborhood, accepts an invitation to a neighborhood potluck, tasked with bringing an 'Asian Chicken Salad'. Initially marked by cultural misunderstandings, it soon transforms into a heartwarming and hilarious exchange, culminating in a unique friendship-building experience brought to life with music, dance, elaborate costumes, and visual effects.

  • Junan Wang
  • Bernice Ye
  • Cole Connor
  • Bernice Ye
    Executive Producer
  • Bernice Ye
  • Sébastien Hameline
  • Bernice Ye
    Key Cast
  • Cole Connor
    Key Cast
  • Richardson Reigart
    Key Cast
  • Junan Wang
    Director of Photography
  • Junan Wang
  • Nox Yang
    Assistant Director
  • Sophia Lavonne
  • Viola Wan
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Rap
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 6, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Junan Wang

Junan Wang, originally from China, is a multifaceted filmmaker and composer known for his expertise in music composition, audio engineering, and visual storytelling. With a strong foundation in music, he began his creative journey as a Composer, Lyric Writer, Music Arranger, and Recording Engineer at Warner Chappell Music China, where he honed his skills in audio mixing, music production, and music composition.

While his background in music remained a guiding force, Junan ventured into the world of visual storytelling. His academic journey led him to pursue an MA in Multimedia Communication at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. This academic experience broadened his horizons and allowed him to explore the intricate interplay between visuals, sound, and narrative.

Junan's debut as a director came with his work on "Asian Chicken Salad," a lighthearted and humorous music video that delves into themes of cultural diversity and misunderstanding. This project allowed him to leverage his unique background and creative talents, infusing authenticity and cultural elements into the storytelling.

As the creative force behind JunAn Studio, Junan has established himself as a visualizer and a filmmaker with a proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. His work spans various mediums, including short films, event photography, web video, portrait photography, and multimedia production. His extensive experience includes cinematography, camera operation, video color grading, and audio mixing, contributing to the success of numerous projects.

Junan Wang's dynamic career combines his deep musical roots, his Chinese heritage, and a passion for visual storytelling, making him a versatile and valuable creative asset to any project.

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Director Statement

As an artist originally from China, my creative journey has been a fusion of diverse influences and a celebration of my cultural heritage. Music has always been a significant part of my life, and my early years as a Composer, Lyric Writer, Music Arranger, and Recording Engineer at Warner Chappell Music China instilled in me a profound appreciation for the power of sound and music in narrative.

My academic pursuit of multimedia communication in the United States expanded my creative horizons, allowing me to explore the intricate interplay between visuals, sound, and narrative. This multidisciplinary approach has been instrumental in shaping my artistic vision.

Despite my background in music, "Asian Chicken Salad" marks my debut as a director of a short film/music video. This project was a deeply personal endeavor that allowed me to leverage my unique background and creative talents to explore themes of cultural diversity and misunderstanding.

Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of collaborating with talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, allowing me to celebrate cultural diversity through storytelling. Incorporating authentic cultural elements into my projects is a testament to my commitment to fostering understanding and appreciation.

My mission as a filmmaker and composer is to craft narratives that transcend boundaries, celebrate diversity, and resonate with audiences on a profound level. "Asian Chicken Salad" is a testament to this mission, and I look forward to continuing to share stories that foster meaningful connections with viewers.