The critically acclaimed series “Living With Models” is back for a second season with a bigger cast, bigger setting, and more reality show formats!
Living With Models Season 2 Trailer
The series follows Lauren (Lauren Reeder), a normal (read: boring) girl and her antics in a pseudo-reality show that replaces her real life friends with crazy, unpredictable models. But who is really interfering with whose life? And who is really creating all the drama in the show: the models, the producers, or Lauren herself?
I’m proud to be a part of something this clever and hilarious show, but also with such heart. The talent involved is top notch, and it was such a blast to work with them. I play Kim, the silent, artistic model who may or may not have a secret.
If you are new to Living With Models, it’s best to start from the very beginning with Episode 1, Season 1. But if you want to jump right into the action visit: livingwithmodels.com or watch the series on YouTube.
In July, I participated in the 2012 Summer Residency at Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s conference and development lab, The Ground Floor. I took part in the workshop of “The North China Lover” – an adaptation of the best-selling book by Margerite Duras, and in some respects an adaption of the 1992 film “The Lover”. The stage play is a work-in-progress by Heidi Stillman.
The semi-autobiographical story, set in 1930′s French Indochina, revolves around a 14 year-old girl in desperate circumstances who has an intense affair with a wealthy, Chinese aristocrat nearly twice her age.
About The Ground Floor – Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work
Berkeley Rep created The Ground Floor program to foster the development of new material for theater ‘from the ground up’, in response to the ever-growing reliance of regional theater on the tried and true. The Ground Floor actively seeks out works that are varied and at different stages in development, and seeks to provide resources to facilitate their growth, culminating in a summer residency lab.
“Our summer residency lab will bring artists to Berkeley to work on projects every June/July. Artists will be selected based on a combination of existing relationships with Berkeley Rep and an application process. Interaction with other artists, staff, board and, when appropriate, the public will be highly encouraged. There will be no final presentation required at the end of the lab. If a project is in a stage where a reading or an audience would be useful, then that will be arranged. But there is no expectation of any kind of public showing. The purpose is to identify where the project is in its development path, and to move it to the next stage, whatever that stage may be.”
For more information on The Ground Floor, visit Berkeley Rep’s website
Stay tuned viewers: Tim will be appearing in an episode of CBS’ freshman comedy “2 Broke Girls” as EDWIN – handsome, Asian webmaster and potential love interest to the perky Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs). Edwin is the designer for the titular girls’ website for their cupcake business, but “after hours… things quickly heat up”.
The episode is scheduled to air Feb 27 on CBS 8:30p/7:30c.
“Time’s [Not] Up” is another collaboration from the award-winning Team HeadOn into the 2009 72 Hour Film Shootout, hosted by AsianAmericanFilmLab in New York. This short took home top honors including:
-Peer Award (Best film as selected by the other contestants)
The 2009 Shootout tasks contestants with writing, producing, and editing a 5 minute short film with the announced theme in the span of 72 hours. The year’s theme was “Time’s Up”.
Becca turns thirty at 4:33pm. Until it’s 4:33pm she’s determined to make the most of her twenties.
Team HeadOn is David J. Lee, Neil Sehgal, Tim Chiou, Vivian Bang, David S. Lee and Rickmond Wong
The critics all agree. The Colony Theatre’s production of the west coast premiere of Michael Golamco’s “Year Zero” is a winner. See what they have to say:
“Brilliantly directed by David Rose, Michael Golamco’s play about a young med student and her teen-aged brother facing an uncertain and divided future is a tender story filled with beautifully calibrated, incendiary performances swirling around the psychological fallout from the Cambodian killing fields. [Go!]“
“Golamco’s play is subtle, character-driven, and engrossing, revealing its secrets via nuance and indirection, and director David Rose meticulously charts its shifting shades of feeling. [Critics Pick]“
“Layering humor with heartbreak… the play doesn’t settle for easy heroes or villains — each of these flawed characters tries to do the right thing as he or she sees it, but unfilled need for belonging clouds moral vision and lends the dilemmas universal resonance.”
“The play is a moving examination of that perspective within the microcosm of these four young people.Chiou makes Han an indelible character.“
-LA Stage Times
“Complicating matters is Han (Tim Chiou). He’s a super hunky, muscular and tattooed gang member who has just finished serving some time, but he’s not a hooligan.
In this tender play… short yet enjoyable scenes move with a pleasingly cracking pace… [with] subtle and honest performances… This is simply great theater. ”
- Arts Beat LA
“The cast is outstanding. Huynh is so appealing as the sassy, confused Vuthy. His outbursts in hip hop song and dance are spontaneously hilarious. Corpuz is riveting as Ra, and Chiou makes Han a true enigma. A tower of power on the outside… he keeps his own hurt subdued, private. An intense performance!“
“As for that ‘biggest Cambodian in the world,’ playwright Golamco gives Tim Chiou…the kind of charismatic, star-making part the young leading man richly deserves… Chiou not only commands the stage, he sets it afire, even as he reveals the doubts and fears behind Han’s swagger and the heart of gold that makes us yearn for him to avoid the fate he seems destined to.”
-LA Stage Scene
“Year Zero” is written by Michael Golamco and directed by David Rose. Featuring David Huynh, Christine Corpuz, Tim Chiou, and Eymard Cabling. Performances run from June 1 through July 3, 2011 at The Colony Theatre of Burbank. www.colonytheatre.org
Based on the book by David Guterson Adapted for the stage by Kevin McKeon Directed by Robert Kelley produced by TheatreWorks performed at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts March 30 – April 24, 2011 photos by Mark … Continue reading →
“Ninja Say What?!” is a comedic short involving a group of people adopting their own N-word. Hilarity and racial commentary ensues.
‘Ninja’ is the brain child of Foreign Image, aka Viet Nguyen and Chris Nguyen (no relation), and has over one and a half million views on YouTube. Starring Jerry Ying, Leonard Wu, Charles Chu, Tim Chiou, Arden Cho, Grace Su and Brandon Williams.