Art School Dropouts LLC
 

ABOUT

Art School Dropouts is an east coast based digital media group that creates original narrative-driven content.

With our skill sets on action filmmaking and comedic acting, we aim to entertain through martial arts and comedic action much like Jackie Chan or Charlie Chaplan; all the while incorporating fresh, new ideas from cultural trends of inspirations to modern day media, from comic books to anime.

The blend is a refreshing look at nostalgic action for new and old fans of the action genre.

 
 
 

MEET THE ASDO FAMILY

 
 
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JOEY MIN

AKA Director Senpai

Senpai, notice me?

More like notice Senpai. Joey is our creative genius behind all of our shoots. He writes, shoots, choreographs, and edits. He basically does everything. And after a long day of exhausting that genius brain of his, he always needs a massage. It is customary in our group that we all walk on his back until he falls asleep. 

Follow him on his Instagram!

 
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STEPHANIE PHAM

AKA Mom

Mom... Mom... MOM! 

As the mom of the group, Steph handles a lot! She is our producer, production manager, bookings, castings, and everything business. Odds are, you'll be in communication with Mom. Not only does she manage all us kids, but she models and acts on top of everything! So check out her photos and other social media!

Follow her on Instagram and Facebook!

 
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TIN DANG

As our resident cosplayer, Tin has been an avid member of the “convention” community. If anyone knows what convention life is, there is a lot of travel, eating out and sightseeing for photoshoots. Who else better to show amazing new places to eat and visit than someone who has accumulated those experiences in all of his years.

He is also producer and host of Art School Dropout’s Podcast, Anime Dropouts!

Follow Tin on Instagram!

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GUN CHO

One look and you can tell, Gun knows what he wants and where to get it. As the foodie and fashionista of our team, he leads when everyone else follows. Everything from shopping at premium outlets and finding hidden gem restaurants. He is a connoisseur of class and culture.

Follow Gun on Instagram!

PATRICK BANZALI

Hypebeasts? Athleisure? Kobe beef food truck? Pat knows it all. With a finger on the pulse of what’s trending, Pat can easily spot new upcoming places and events. Just as loud as his image, he will tell you what’s up.

Follow Pat on Instagram!

 
®Art School Dropouts LLC

®Art School Dropouts LLC

our kamon

"From the very start, I knew I was building something special. Something unique.
And after countless tears and laughter, I realized I was building a family; because it's not the blood that makes you family, but the loyalty.

So, after a year's worth of ideas, we finally settled upon our logo.
Our crest.
Our family's crest.

For those that know me, hopefully this symbol echoes with you all.
Our first mantra: Birth through Action.
In the middle is a lotus, a plant that blooms in mud, persevering through all odds.
But ideals means nothing without action; the four blades protect that concept.

Our second mantra: Everything and Nothing.
Greatness but humble.
A warrior in peacetime.
To be enlightened but earthly.

To us, our logo means everything. It's the symbol we carry on our backs and hearts every time we go out to fight for what we believe in.

Birth through Action.
Everything and Nothing."

- Joey Min, Director Senpai

 

QUESTIONS?


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OUR YOUTUBE WEEK

MARTIAL ART MONDAY

Martial Art Monday is a day dedicated to all martial arts lovers like ourselves! We'll be featuring unique martial artists from various backgrounds and showcase them in what they do best. Taste a little bit of Kung Fu this week and maybe some Taekwondo and Karate next week.  We love everything about martial arts and want to showcase all aspects. Forget Monday blues, and keep on kicking with our new YouTube series Martial Art Monday! 

 

WHATEVER WEDNESDAY

It's whatever gaming and geek stuff we want to share! As a family, playing games is one way to strengthen bonds. Everything from Let's Plays, board games, and more! Come and share a game with us and have fun with the ASDO fam! Also, be sure to check out our "Ask the Dropouts" segment to learn more about the fam!

HEY PHAM! FRIDAY

Hey Pham! On Fridays, catch up with Steph on her adventures as she takes you all along on her days! Modeling, filming, and traveling all over, but most importantly spending time with the fam. Keep an eye out for Director Senpai's vlogs or Intern Takeovers! 

 

TEAM TUESDAY

Trips, Tastes, and Tons of Fun! Our ASDO boys, Tin, Gun, and Pat are taking you to all the best places to eat and play on Team Tuesday! We feature the billboard tourist spots to the hidden local treasures. Dropouts, hang out with the ASDO team and join in on the adventure!

 

ACTION COMEDY THURSDAY

Content with a Kick! Thursday videos were always our bread and butter. It's what ASDO is all about. It's all of our original narrative driven content of martial art action, comedic sketches or both. We are filmmakers at heart and want to share stories. Share a laugh on Thursdays with us every week!

 
 

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

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2018 hbo uas internation action film festival



Short Film Showdown


Best fireFight - the collab



2 min warning contest


best action sequence weapons - Sudden Vengeance


blood, sweat & bones contest


best action sequence - Splash

We won 3 awards at the 2018 hbo urban action showcase!

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2017 HBO UAS International Action Film Festival

Equilibrium Best Action - Samurai Gunman

Equilibrium Gun Kata

Best Action - Samurai Gunman

2 awards at the 2017 HBO Urban Action Showcase!

2016 HBO UAS International Action Film Festival

Blood, Sweat & Bones Contest

Best Action Comedy - Nerf Assassin

2 Minute Warning Action Sequence & Stunt Reel Contest

Best Action Sequence Weapons - Water Gun Fight

Best Action Sequence Comedy - Cho Gun Fat in a Nerfed Tomorrow

Web Series Contest

Best Martial Arts - My Asian Auntie

Best Comedy - My Asian Auntie

Best Fight Sequence - Forgotten Kingdom

Best Weapons Sequence - Forgotten Kingdom

We won 7 awards at the 2016 HBO Urban Action Showcase!

2015 HBO UAS International Action Film Festival

Blood, Sweat & Bones Contest

Best Fight Choreography - Udyr School of Kung Fu

2 Minute Warning Action Sequence & Stunt Reel Contest

Best Action Comedy - Udyr School of Kung Fu

2 Awards at the 2015 HBO UAS
Film Festival!

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2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Nominated Screening