We are pleased to announce the release of the feature film, THE MIKADO PROJECT, on DVD, now available exclusively on AMAZON.
THE MIKADO PROJECT, which stars TAMLYN TOMITA (GLEE, Joy Luck Club, Tekken), RIZWAN MANJI (Outsourced, Better Off Ted), GERALD MCCULLOUCH (CSI, Bear City), DAVID MCINNIS (Never Forever, Typhoon), ALLEN C. LIU (FLOWER DRUM SONG Broadway Revival, Pushing Daisies), YURI TAG (America's Best Dance Crew's KABBA MODERN), ERIN QUILL (Original Broadway Cast of Avenue Q, The 2 - 2), FREDA FOH SHEN (Mulan), RAYMOND J. LEE (Broadway Cast of Anything Goes, Momma Mia) and RYUN YU (Kissing Cousin) - looks at a struggling Asian American theater company who grapple with mounting a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado", to get their NEA Grant and save the company.
Based on an original play by Ken Narasaki and Doris Baizley, and adapted for the screen by Chil Kong, Erin Quill and Ryun Yu - THE MIKADO PROJECT deals with the humor of working with those you love, on a project you very well may hate. Directed by Chil Kong (LOST, HBO's Too Big To Fail, Crossing Over), who based the film on his experiences as an Artistic Director of Lodestone Theater Ensemble in Los Angeles.
"THE MIKADO PROJECT offers viewers a tender, mocking backstage look at the dynamics of community theater… One of the things that fascinate me while watching THE MIKADO PROJECT was how shrewdly Sullivan's music has been adapted to be used as incidental music in many scenes. The ensemble cast has strong appeal… Devout Savoyard fans need not worry about any scared cows being slaughtered. If anything, most will relish the chance to rethink The Mikado through a radically different lens." - Huffington Post
With behind the scenes excerpts, cut scenes, and interviews from the shoot, this DVD is destined to
be a collector's item for this fan favorite feature.