QCODE has dropped all episodes of the podcast Hold Still, Vincent today — but before your rush out and feed it to your ears, you need to read the cast because it is hella stacked.
Based on the tragic true events of Vincent Chin’s murder, which has been swept under the rug by American history (no surprise there), Hold Still, Vincent is produced by Eternals queen Gemma Chan, A-Major Media and M88. The podcast is the reading of the script which is on its way to becoming a feature film. The script reading will be followed by a Q&A moderated by John Cho. Aaron and Winston Tao (Watching, Sleep Well, My Baby) direct the screenplay written by Johnny Ngo.
The cast includes Michael Angarano (This is Us), the aforementioned Gemma Chan (Eternals, Crazy Rich Asians), Rosalind Chao (Better Things), Desmond Chiam (The Falcon and The Winter Soldier), Larry Clarke (The Laundromat”), Dane DeHaan (Lisey’s Story), Noma Dumezweni (The Undoing), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Garrett Hedlund (The United States Vs. Billie Holiday), Jessica Henwick (The Matrix 4), Remy Hii (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Stephanie Hsu (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Gillian Jacobs (Love), Luke James (The Chi), Karan Kendrick (Just Mercy), Ki Hong Lee (The Maze Runner Trilogy), Tzi Ma (Mulan), Kelly Marie Tran (Raya and The Last Dragon), Benedict Wong (Raya and The Last Dragon).
The story, based on true events is set In the summer of 1982 in Detroit and follows Vincent Chin, a successful Chinese American engineer living out his American dream. One day hs is assaulted at a bar and killed by two white, disgruntled autoworkers, four days before his wedding. When the assailants are given lenient sentences and released without spending a day in prison, a pan-Asian movement ensues resulting in a historic civil rights case, the first where the Civil Rights Act was used to defend the rights of an Asian-American.
“The Vincent Chin case was a turning point in Asian American history. In this final week of AAPI history month, my fellow producers and I are honored to share Vincent’s story with listeners around the world. I’m grateful and humbled that so many of my friends and peers joined me in bringing this story to life,” said Chan. “Their brilliant and moving performances have motivated us even more to see Vincent’s story on screen. I’m also grateful to John Cho for coming on board to moderate our panels and to our distinguished contributors for their thoughts and insights. Our hope is that we continue to forge alliances in the pursuit of social justice for all.”
The team has partnered with Gold House and are implementing a strategy on supporting philanthropic efforts to combat the recent rise of Asian hate crimes.
Chan produces alongside Mary Lee of A-Major, M88’s Phillip Sun, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones as well as Fred Berger of Automatik; QCODE’s Rob Herting and Sandra Yee Ling; and Writ Large’s Bash Naran. Casting was done by Carmen Cuba. The Q&A participants include President Emeritus of Advancing Justice LA, Co-Executive Director of the Asian American Education Project Stewart Kwoh, Public Scholar Bianca Mabute-Louie, State President of Georgia NAACP Rev. James Woodall, CEO of Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA Connie Chung Joe
All episodes of Hold Still, Vincent are available now at Apple Podcasts.
Gemma Chan is represented by WME, M88 and Independent Talent Group; Aaron and Winston Tao are represented by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment; Johnny Ngo is represented by CAA and Writ Large; Michael Angarano is represented by UTA and Lighthouse Management + Media; Desmond Chiam is represented by Gersh and The Rosenzweig Group; Larry Clarke is represented by Global Artists Agency and Entertainment Lab; Noma Dumezweni is represented by Conway Van Gelder and Principal Entertainment; Garrett Hedlund is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Sloane Offer; Jessica Henwick is represented by CAA and attorney Michael A. Auerbach (Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein); Remy Hii is represented by Innovative Artists, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, RGM Artists; Stephanie Hsu is represented by Odenkirk/Provisiero and WME; Gillian Jacobs is represented by Authentic, UTA and LGNAFC; Karan Kendrick is represented by GGSSC; Ki Hong Lee is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment, Artists & Representatives, and UTA; Tzi Ma is represented by BRS / Gage and Echelon Talent Management; Kelly Marie Tran is represented by CAA, M88 and GGSSC; Benedict Wong is self-represented.