We had the good fortune of connecting with John Liang and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi John, how do you think about risk?
Being in the entertainment business is by itself a huge risk, and so my attitude, is while it’s clichéd, it’s really true that, the greatest risk is not taking one.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am the most proud of my feature film RECOVERY which is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, and am excited to direct my next film later this year. The journey to where I am now was not easy, but I had a lot of good friends who helped me along the way, and without them I would never have made it. I really owe it all to them and their support.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Favorite Restaurant: Hyperion Public
Best View of the City: Perch rooftop bar in DTLA
Favorite Bar: El Cid
Favorite Hiking: Griffith
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I really owe a great debt of gratitude to my friends from college who helped me out and gave me support when I was getting acclimated to life in LA. Aside from my college roommate Jeremy Dorfman, I also owe a lot to my South Bay friends the Worshill Family and Chris Scotten of Long Beach as they really had my back during the process of getting used to life in the West.
Photo credit: Jensen Taylor of Sun/Moon Photography