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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival


Directed by Milton Liu

Shorts / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 33 mins


For all intents and purposes, 2015 was seemingly a banner year for Korean American singer/songwriter Bobby Choy (aka Big Phony). His melodic and quiet songs had garnered him a following as he performs at SXSW while also starring in his first feature film. However, returning back to the States from living abroad in S. Korea, he wonders, has he made the right decisions in life? Is he his own worst enemy?

Director's Bio

Raised in Chicago, Milton Liu’s initial career was in finance. After producing award-winning short films JESUS HENRY CHRIST (Student Academy Award Winner), SEIBUTSU (STILL: LIFE), and ST. PAUL, Milton, along with a collective of writer/directors, created the film production company Kulture Machine. It was the first production company honored in Filmmaker Magazine’s “New Faces of Indie Film”. His first screenplay JOHN HUGHES RUINED MY LIFE won the Tribeca All-Access Creative Promise Award and led him to move to Los Angeles, selected for the Disney Feature Writing Fellowship. Milton executive produced FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN, starring Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Hayden Panettiere and Julia Roberts. Milton has expanded to creating Digital Media. He wrote and produced the action comedy webseries AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS, starring George Cheung, Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto, Dante Basco, Randall Park, Tamlyn Tomita, and Aaron Takahashi. I HATE BIG PHONY is his first documentary.