We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Chan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk has been a major of my life and career. Being in the film industry is inherently risky as there’s no set path and work can fluctuate drastically. I do believe a level of risk taking is essential for success but it has to be strategic and working a digital production company, we constantly face that. With every new production, we never really know how it’s going to perform or if it’s the best way to grow our company and audience. We gain confidence in those decisions by seeing what has done well in the past, staying true to ourselves, trusting each other, and preparing ourselves for any outcome. Then when things do fail we learn from it and channel that into making more calculated risks.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I work for a small production company called Wong Fu Productions and what makes me super proud is how much we set out to achieve. We’re a 8 person team that produces making short films, commercials movies, have our own clothing line, tour the country, and continue to have a prominent voice in the AAPI community. The challenge is that we often have too much that we want to do. Our team gets through that and continues to stay by holding on to our core values and believing in our company’s mission. If what we’re doing is rooted in that then we know it’s worth it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Arts District – Love the food and night life.
Bopomofo Cafe – Best boba in Los Angeles hands down.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My biggest shoutout goes to the San Diego Asian Film Festival. They played a major role in setting me off on my journey in the Asian-American film community. There I was able to see a pure passion for film and develop a strong desire to fight for authentic representation on screen.