Eddie Huang, a multifaceted creator well-known for his endeavors in acting, filmmaking, cooking, and as a television personality on “Boogie” and “Fresh Off the Boat,” will helm a documentary exploring Vice Media’s surprising ascent and subsequent fall.
Vice Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May, a surprising turn of events given its previous arrogant valuation of $5.7 billion in 2017.
Vice Media Group recently disclosed layoffs and a restructuring plan in the wake of bankruptcy and a $350 million asset sale.
Having hosted “Huang’s World” on Vice for four seasons, Huang offers a distinct viewpoint to this story. The program followed his adventures worldwide, delving into regional cuisine, history, and culture.
Eddie Huang’s statement about the project
In disclosing the project, Huang expresses his emotions, saying he had a deep affection for Vice during his late 20s and early 30s. He acknowledges the platform it provided, giving a new generation of imaginative minds a place to bring their ideas to life in a way that was not feasible anywhere else.
He considers if it was because they were viewed as oddballs, stupid, or incredibly talented that this opportunity came up. But the situation as it stands right now is dire: Vice is having financial difficulties.
Huang is curious to find out why the company changed so drastically, especially since it was only a few years ago valued at an estimated $4 billion. As a result, the company has declared bankruptcy.
Huang is currently using his in-depth understanding of Vice’s internal operations and relationships with former coworkers to work on a full-length documentary. The purpose of the movie is to examine how the media environment has changed over time and the elements that have contributed to the company’s downfall.
QC Entertainment is a well-known production company that has been nominated for Academy Awards for movies like “Get Out” and “BlacKkKlansman.” The company is providing financial and creative support for this project.
Eddie Huang’s Cash Only, Maya Rodrigo, and Strong Baby—a company owned by Jonah Hill and Matt Dines—are working with QC Entertainment on this project. The distribution rights for the documentary are represented by UTA and QC.
Eddie Huang’s latest Hollywood venture
Eddie Huang’s most recent film project is a documentary. It comes after the critically acclaimed ABC comedy “Fresh Off the Boat,” which was based on his autobiographical book about his experiences growing up as the son of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan.
The show’s six-season run concluded in 2020. Huang wrote and directed the basketball drama “Boogie,” his first feature film, in 2021. He co-starred with Taylour Paige and the late rapper Pop Smoke in this Focus Features production.
He was honored with Variety’s first-ever Voice of Inspiration Award that same year for using his platform to inspire others and share inspiring stories.
Shortly, Huang is preparing to write and executive produce “Panda,” a drama series that will air on Showtime for one hour and explore the late 1990s pressed pill boom.
More about Eddie Huang
American celebrity Eddie Huang is a multi-talented person who has worked as a chef, restaurateur, food personality, producer, writer, and attorney in the past.
He shared ownership of the Gua Bao restaurant BaoHaus, located in Lower Manhattan’s East Village. He became known for hosting “Huang’s World” on Viceland. The ABC sitcom titled “Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir,” the first season of which Huang narrated, was inspired by his autobiography.
Huang was born in Washington, D.C., to Taiwanese immigrants Jessica and Louis Huang; his ancestors were from the mainland Chinese provinces of Shandong and Hunan.
After relocating to Orlando, Florida, Huang spent his early years immersed in African-American culture, specifically hip-hop, while growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Frequent arguments in his upbringing also resulted in at least two arrests for assault charges in his early years.