Podtalk: Ray Hui on YippieFest Online Screening of His Award-Winning One Minute Film

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CHICAGO – When comic performer Ray Hui submitted his one minute film to the Asian Pop-Up Cinema’s “Stay-At-Home Short Film Competition” back in May, he didn’t realize that three months later his “2020 A Year in Review” would still be relevant. So add predictor-of-the-future to his long resume of comedy and performance. His film will be part of a Short Film Showcase at the online and virtual YippieFest on August 21st and 23rd, 2020, and will be available at YippieFest.com through TWITCH TV. All the information is available by clicking here.

“2020 A Year in Review” features Hui’s dry and sharp humor, as he goes month by month through this special year, highlighting all the nuttiness of staying at home, creating activities and finally having the courage to wear pants. Ironically in the film, as he checks off the months, the calendar pauses on August. His film was a WINNER in the competition with four other entries. Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com will introduce the films in the YippieFest Short Film Showcase PROGRAM ONE, which includes Hui’s film and other Asian Pop-Up winners.

APUC Short Film Competition Award Winner at YippieFest: Ray Hui
Photo credit: RayHui.com

Ray Hui is based in Chicago and New York City. His long resume includes performances at Chicago’s Second City, the Annoyance Theatre and iO Theatre. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Second City/NBCUniversal Bob Curry Fellowship. He is also a writer of note, having penned for SBNation, CNN Sports Illustrated and AOL.com, as well as writing jokes for the Redeye Chicago, the Second City Network the and Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Ray Hui talks about creating his award-winning short film, and his general approach to comedy and performance.

”2020 A Year in Review” by Ray Hui will be part of PROGRAM ONE at the online YippieFest 2020 Short Film Showcase on Friday August 21st (9:05pm) and Sunday, August 23rd (5:03pm), and can be viewed at YippieFest.com or on TWITCH.TV/YippieFest. For a complete YippieFest schedule, click here. For more information on Ray Hui, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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