Good Luck Soup premieres on May 9, 2017 on World Channel’s America ReFramed! Check local listings.
January 22, 2016 : Smart FIPA: Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels: Good Luck Soup Interactive
March 3, 2016 : i-Docs Symposium: Good Luck Soup Interactive
March 31, 2016 : Cleveland International Film Festival: Good Luck Soup Documentary WORLD PREMIERE
April 2, 2016 : Cleveland International Film Festival: Good Luck Soup Documentary Screening
April 2, 2016 : American Documentary Film Festival: Good Luck Soup Documentary Screening
April 8, 2016 : Southern States Communication Association Conference: Good Luck Soup Interactive Presentation
April 9, 2016 : Cleveland International Film Festival: Good Luck Soup Documentary Screening
April 7-April 11, 2016 : Cleveland International Film Festival Perspectives Exhibition: Good Luck Soup Interactive
June 11, 2016 : Mixed Remixed Festival: Excerpt screening of Good Luck Soup Documentary
July 30, 2016 : Powell Street Festival: Good Luck Soup Documentary Screening
August 3, 2016 : University Film and Video Association Conference: Good Luck Soup Documentary Screening
August 3, 2016 : University Film and Video Association Conference: Good Luck Soup Interactive
September 24, 2016 :Association of Asian American Yale Alumni: Good Luck Soup
October 18, 2016 : Bright Lights Film Series and the Boston Asian American Film Festival: Good Luck Soup
Nov 18, 2016 : Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: Good Luck Soup
Nov 4, 2016 to Jan 13. 2017: Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival and Asian Arts Initiative: Good Luck Soup Interactive Gallery Exhibition
Feb 25, 2017 at 11am: Seattle Asian American Film Festival: Good Luck Soup
March 18, 2017 at 9:20pm: CAAMFest 2017 in San Francisco: Good Luck Soup
When we think of Asian America, Cleveland is not the first place that comes to mind. In GOOD LUCK SOUP, filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi shows us why this often overlooked part of the country is as important as others in understanding the Asian American story. Through interviews, personal home movies and thoughtful narration by the filmmaker, Hashiguchi shows us what it was like to grow up mixed race in a predominantly white Midwestern neighborhood, where it wasn’t always welcoming or accepting.
In addition to a feature film, Good Luck Soup also includes an interactive documentary that can be experienced by visiting www.goodlucksoup.com.
FILMMAKERS & PRODUCTION TEAM
Matthew Hashiguchi is an Assistant Professor in Multimedia Film & Production at Georgia Southern University and a documentary filmmaker whose work investigates the diverse experiences, identities and cultures of American society. His first feature-length documentary, Good Luck Soup, received a 2016 Documentary Fund Award from the Center for Asian American Media and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, premiered at the 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival and received an award for Best Local Documentary at the 2016 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. In addition to the traditional film, Good Luck Soup features a web-based, interactive documentary and a virtual reality documentary.
Head Web Developer/Designer for Good Luck Soup Interactive
Russell Goldenberg is an interactive news developer at the Boston Globe where he creates data visualizations and interactive stories. He recently worked on the Peabody award-winning interactive documentary Hollow. He earned his MFA in Interactive Media from Emerson College and a BS/BA from Union College in Computer Science and Visual Arts.
Project and Story Development/Sound Design for Good Luck Soup Interactive & Sound Editing/Mixing for Good Luck Soup
Billy Wirasnik is an award winning sound designer and accomplished pitch percussionist based out of Boston, Massachusetts. His work has been heard in film festivals in Pakistan, Brazil and throughout the United States. He was the sound designer of the 2014 Peabody award winning interactive documentary Hollow. In 2010 he was a runner up in the Avid Sound Design competition and in 2009 the winner of Hollywood Edge’s Sound Design competition.
Billy is a passionate collector of sound – whether it be the sounds of the city, old records, synthesizers, forgotten electronics, or a windy hilltop. He adapts with each body of work by using a naturalist approach to design sound. Creatively reusing location audio as much as possible, he keeps the aural aesthetic of each project genuine. He is a strong advocate of the importance audio plays in storytelling and its role in the future of media.
Project and Story Development/Photographer for Good Luck Soup Interactive
Emily Ferrier is an information professional and researcher living in Boston, Massachusetts. Her interests lie in exploring how new media types and interactive media can help improve information literacy, reduce the technology infrastructure and knowledge gap in the United States and around the world, and help preserve cultural heritage materials in a way that also makes them accessible and enjoyable to the general public. She holds an undergraduate degree in history from Northeastern University with a minor in East Asian Studies and is currently pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.
Scott CHOPS Jung:
Scott “CHOPS” Jung is a music maker whose multi-instrument style helped his group Mountain Brothers become the first Asian American rap group signed to a major label. He’s since worked with many of rap’s biggest and most respected artists (Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, E-40, Ice Cube, Snoop). His Strength in NUMBERS album featured over 30 talented Asian American rappers and singers. CHOPS’ music is heard in ads (Nike, Coca Cola, X Games), TV shows (Empire, Grey’s Anatomy, House of Lies, Breaking Bad, Law & Order: SVU, Parks and Recreation), and movies (Brown Sugar, House of Wax, Hurricane Season, Face, Ping Pong Playa). He credits the sports documentary 9-Man for reigniting his love of writing music to picture.
Associate Producer for Good Luck Soup Interactive
Additional photos available upon request.
“Meet Filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi” (SF Chronicle)
“Tasting the Immigrant Experience at the 2017 CAAMFest 35” (KQED Bay Area Bites)
“Ozoni Soup for the JA Soul” (Discover Nikkei)
Please contact momo[at]caamedia.org with any questions.