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Thank you for the tremendous support and response to our short film “For All the Times”. We had been discussing this film idea for a while and we were really glad to be able to finally share it with everyone. Many people have asked where our inspiration for the story came from.

Believe it or not, “For All the Times” is actually based on a true story. When Eddie and I were young, we used to live in New Jersey because our parents were attending graduate school there. For my 7th birthday, I desperately wanted to celebrate with a pinata like many of my friends from school had. When we went to the store to buy one, however, they were far more expensive than my mother had anticipated and she told me we couldn’t afford it. I was heartbroken.

That night, Mama Lee spent the entire night creating a pinata from cereal boxes and construction paper using rice in place of glue. I woke up the next morning surprised by a new pinata on the kitchen counter. I was overcome with conflicting emotions of gratitude and shame; I appreciated the time/effort my mother had spent, but I was embarrassed because it didn’t look like any of pinatas from the store. Only later, when my friends began gushing about how cool and different my pinata was, did I truly appreciate my mother’s masterpiece.

“For All the Times” captures a very simple story about a young boy who fails to appreciate his mother’s love. During the production of this film, I was constantly reminded of how I continue to take my mother’s love for granted. I hope that this film reminds people of their mother’s incredible love and inspires them to celebrate their mom everyday, not only Mother’s day.

Watch the film here: For All the Times

-Jason

featuring Rooftop Pursuit, AMP Movement and Amanda Lee (February 19th)

February 19: JP Concert in DC feat. Rooftop Pursuit, AMP Movement Amanda Lee

The Jubilee Project is teaming up with Sulu DC to present a benefit concert for our monthly show on February 19. The benefit concert will showcase videos produced by The Jubilee Project that aim to raise awareness of issues impacting AAPI communities such as Hepatitis B, diabetes, and racial bullying. This is the first event on the Jubilee Project Concert Tour, which will also have events in New York City (2/26), Philadelphia (3/19) and Boston (3/26).

The concert also marks the EP release of Rooftop Pursuit and their first music video of their single, “Why I Sing”, produced by The Jubilee Project to benefit Hepatitis B education/awareness. Proceeds from ticket sales and additional donations will also benefit The Jubilee Project and allow them to produce more videos for good causes.

Get your tickets before they sell out!
WHEN: Saturday, February 19, 2011, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
WHERE: Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA)
HOW: $10 general admission / $8 student with valid ID (at the door or online at
http://tickets.artisphere.com/default.asp)

Featured performers include:
Rooftop Pursuit (previously known as Phil Good Band) blends r&b, pop and rock sound. Infused with the soothing vocals of Phil Good, Rooftop Pursuit creates an unexpected, yet refreshing new sound.

AMP strives to create music that empowers, inspires, and takes the genre of Gospel Music to a whole new level. Combining the production and vocals of Sam Ock with the rap styles of J.Han and CL, AMP’s music gears towards a diverse generation with a strong gospel message that reveals the hearts of each artist.

Amanda Lee is a passionate singer/songwriter from the MD/DC/NoVA area. She has performed locally at venues such as IOTA and Jammin Java. Most recently she placed 2nd at the 1st annual DC Kollaboration competition. Amanda is currently recording her debut EP album, to be released this Spring.

Brian Wang is an activist, artist, attorney, educator and entrepreneur.  Brian hails from California, where he acted with various Asian American theatres in Los Angeles and San Francisco, while also working as a civil rights lawyer, organizing a major AAPI leadership conference, and working on several political campaigns.  In DC, Brian has featured at Busboys & Poets, SpeakeasyDC and the first-ever Black Theatre Festival.  Before law school, Brian taught English in Shanghai, China and he still tutors aspiring attorneys for the Bar Exam.  Brian is a co-founder of Sulu DC and the City Chair for DC’s Young & Powerful

For more info email Sulu DC at suludc@gmail.com and The Jubilee Project at project.jubilee@gmail.com.

Eddie and I had a ton of fun running and making this video, we hope you enjoy!

If you’re interested in donating go to worldvision.org or to the Jubilee Project fundraising site!

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