I gotten the chance to talk with comedian, actor, writer and director Chester Tam known for his hilarious work on Youtube with The Lonely Island as well as various roles in films such as Hot Rod, Get A Job and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Not too long ago I peeped out his Netflix distributed debut Take The 10 which he wrote, directed and starred in. The film was inspired by a real life event in which he wanted to attend a Wu Tang concert and had his car stolen in the process.
Growing up in New York, Chester is an avid Hip Hop head having been influenced by such 90's artists as Method Man, Biggie, Jay Z, Nas and more. Now living in California, he plans to continue expanding his movie career as well as pave a bigger road for Asian actors. I had the pleasure of speaking with C Tam on his recent film as well as his take on Hip Hop and more. Read along and please watch his incredible and entertaining movie "Take The 10" available now on Netflix.
First off congrats on your first movie and directorial debut. So "Take The 10" was inspired by an actual event in your life when you needed money to attend a Wu Tang concert so you decided to sell your car but the buyer had a fake check? Please elaborate a little on it.
Probably about 3 months to write the first draft. But it's changed so much from that draft because I would punch it up every year it didn't get made.