Wong Fu Productions

It’s a given that I spend most of my free time on the World Wide Web, as much as I am ashamed to admit it. And of course, as any frequent traveler on the internet, I’m a regular at Youtube.

Youtube is, and will always be, a source of fascination for me. Complete trash and amazing masterpieces are uploaded everyday. Ordinary people with ordinary talents, who would have pursued ordinary careers, are shot to fame by simply uploading a crappy video of them ranting about mundane matters.

However, I don’t really watch those people. Their videos usually contain an excessive amount of swearing that I don’t particularly enjoy, especially on topics that I don’t enjoy listening to (such as Britney Spears, celebrities, Lady Gaga, etc.) and other various sexual references that are really just vulgar.

But on Youtube, there are a few handful of people who have become famous because they were simply thoughtful and interested in various ideas around them.

Among these people are a trio who call themselves Wong Fu Productions.

Wong Fu Productions is an Asian-American film making group who have associated themselves with various Youtube celebrities such as KevJumba and NigaHiga. The three members, Philip Wang, Ted Fu, and Wesley Chan, met and worked with each other since 2004, after meeting at UCSD as classmates.

They’ve shared numerous projects with each other, becoming more and more popular as they grew within their creative prospects.

Their videos are sophisticated, poignant, and gently prod us to see the world around us. They aren’t pretentious, and use humor to draw in younger audiences, but uses a layered message to satisfy older viewers.

I’ve put in five of my favorite videos from them. Enjoy 🙂

The Places We Should Have Gone

These Four Walls

When Five Fell

Technology Ruins Romance: The Letters

Technology Ruins Romance: Destiny



Filed under People Who Amaze Me

2 responses to “Wong Fu Productions

  1. Melissa

    I love Wong Fu Productions! I love their vlogs too. Actually, vlogs are my favorite type of YouTube videos. I like to experience what other people go through every day. It’s interesting to me.
    I also love listening to the musicians on YouTube. There some insanely talented people there. They certainly deserve more fame than the real celebs…like Ke$HA.
    The YouTubers I can’t stand are Ray William Johnson and Fred.

  2. Jae

    Ah…you described my feelings exactly.
    Most people on Youtube became famous purely for their own hard work and personalities. Wong Fu is just one of the many Youtubers I love 😀
    I think I have more songs on my iPod from Youtube musicians than regular mainstream media artists. But I think the whole reason we admire them more is because there isn’t so much hype behind them…and when there is, it’s hype from a rock solid base of fans.
    I can’t stand Ray William Johnson or Fred either! They’re just not my type of humor. 🙂

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