Ping Pong Playa


1h 36m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Christopher "C-dub" Wang is a suburban guy who sports an urban swagger, waxes political on all things Asian American, and clings to pipe dreams of a career as a pro basketball player. Blaming genetics for his failure to make the NBA, C-dub lives at home, works a dead-end job, and squirms in the shad

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Christopher "C-dub" Wang is a suburban guy who sports an urban swagger, waxes political on all things Asian American, and clings to pipe dreams of a career as a pro basketball player. Blaming genetics for his failure to make the NBA, C-dub lives at home, works a dead-end job, and squirms in the shadow of his older brother, Michael, a doctor and ping pong champion. With a family-run store devoted to all things ping pong and a mom who teaches it at the local Chinese Community Center, the Wangs' entire world revolves around the sport. But when the Wang family livelihood is threatened by a rival ping pong player's attempts to lure the kids away, C-dub begins to take things more seriously. With the National Golden Cock Tournament coming up and an injured Michael unable to defend his title, C-dub must become the player he pretends to be and defend his family's ping pong dynasty.

Crew

Christian Ackerman

Swing Gang

Charlsey Adkins

Assistant

Melissa Allame

Set Production Assistant

Renetta Amador

Script Supervisor

Matt Ardine

Best Boy Electric

Rodney S Ascher

Storyboard Artist

Valentin Baerlocher

Video

Zene Baker

Editor

Dave Barber

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Dave Barber

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brandon Barnts

Sound Mixer

Steve Bartlett

Post-Production Supervisor

Jeff Beal

Music

Mary Berry

Assistant Production Coordinator

Charity Bidegan

Set Production Assistant

Gideon Black

Song

Niles Black

Song

Collin Brink

Electrician

Mark Brooks

Song

Melissa Bylsma

Sound

Matt Calonica

Grip

Jason Chang

Visual Effects Designer

Pei-shan Chen

Cgi Artist

Yi-tong Chen

Cgi Artist

Joe Cheng

Song

Karin Anna Cheung

Photography

Mia Cho

Assistant Art Director

Anne Clements

Producer

Greg Cooper

Set Production Assistant

Paco Garcia Coronado

Driver

Shaun Dallas

Assistant Camera

Sandra Daugherty

Set Production Assistant

Frankie Demarco

Director Of Photography

Fiona Distefano

Makeup Artist

Tammy Doremeier

Craft Service

Trevor Dowswell

Sound Effects Editor

Trevor Dowswell

Sound

Judith Durning

Tutor

Samuel Ebnet

Boom Operator

Gonzalo Espinoza

Adr Mixer

Gonzalo Espinoza

Foley Mixer

Eric Evans

Set Production Assistant

Tina Fabulic

Hair Stylist

Jamie Feldman

Production Coordinator

Anna Ferrarie

Assistant Camera

Nathan Dean Fetzer

Electrician

Michael Fitzgerald

Set Decorator

Jessica Flaherty

Costume Designer

Sean Flaherty

Set Costumer

Guy Flint

Tutor

Michael O Gallant

Unit Production Manager

Michael O Gallant

Line Producer

Karen Gee

Extras Casting Assistant

David Maurice Gil

Video

Hector Gonzales

Transportation Coordinator

Cameron Gordon

Electrician

Jeff Gou

Executive Producer

Sean Gray

Sound Designer

Sean Gray

Sound Effects Editor

Andre Gulmond

Production Accountant

Johnny Haddad

Assistant Director

Peter Hawkins

Camera Operator

Christina Hernandez

Costumes

Lianne Herrmann

Accounting Assistant

Douglas Hiller

Costume Supervisor

Vanessa Hsu

Interpreter

Joan Huang

Producer

Xuan-yao Huang

Cgi Artist

Yin-jung Huang

Cgi Artist

Denise Hudson

Production Designer

Owen Darwin Hunte

Song

Naoko Inada

On-Set Dresser

Glenn Jepson

Colorist

David Kane

Electrician

Ronni Kappos

Jewels Provider

Robert Keith

Grip

Samson Kellman

Swing Gang

Tina Kerr

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Ryan Kim

Photography

Ryan Kim

Video

David Kitchens

Sound Supervisor

David Kitchens

Foley Mixer

Laura Kobzeff

Craft Service

Emily Koonse

Assistant Editor

Heather Kritzer

Assistant Director

Nikki Larosa

Office Production Assistant

Derek Larson

Set Production Assistant

Kristina Lechuga

Assistant Camera

Anima Lee

Cgi Artist

Chris Lim

Photography

Johnny Lin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Wen-hsiang Lin

Cgi Artist

Zhi-ming Lin

Cgi Artist

Kellen Love

Office Production Assistant

Rick Lovoy

Transportation Captain

Edward Luo

Cgi Artist

Alexander Lyle

Swing Gang

Guy Machiels

Colorist

Janet Markman

Casting Associate

Nicholas Martin

Steadicam Operator

Jeff Merritt

Sound Effects Editor

Christian Moran

Office Production Assistant

Maya Murakami

Makeup Artist

Darryl Murchison

Gaffer

Lynnette Myers

Assistant Director

Daniel Nasworthy

Grip

Chris Nguyen

Video

Chris Nguyen

Assistant

Chris Nguyen

Photography

Lute Nguyen

Office Production Assistant

Ashleigh Nichols

Production Secretary

Kevin Nishimura

Song

Gabor Normann

Art Director

Gabor Normann

Property Master

Ryan Norris

Electrician

Pat O'mara

Key Grip

Joe Parisella

Colorist

David Parker

Best Boy Grip

Rich Pereksta

Assistant Camera

Tom Porter

Tutor

Jason Rabinowitz

Song

Jaime Rauch

Loader

Nick Rini

Grip

James Rob

Song

Jo Rosen

Set Costumer

Archie Roundtree

Song

Paul Saunders

Art Department

Diego Schaaf

Visual Effects Supervisor

Diego Schaaf

Consultant

Brian Schulze

Assistant

David Serota

Video

Chris Solis

Office Production Assistant

Tara Stillions

Set Production Assistant

Rhaphael Tarpley

Song

Billy Taylor

Assistant Director

Stefon Taylor

Song

Anthony Tellez

Grip

Jeff Tomahave

Grip

Meghan Sea Treese

Video

Jimmy Tsai

Accounting Assistant

Jimmy Tsai

Screenplay

Jimmy Tsai

Coproducer

Jan Turetsky

Tutor

Sergio Valdez

Grip

Wei Wang

Consultant

Yu-jie Wang

Cgi Artist

Tracy Wares

Video

Keiko Wedding

Makeup Artist

Joseph White

Camera Operator

Anthony Widmer

Grip

Ellen Wong

Titles

Jason L Wood

Casting

Zachary Wright

Set Production Assistant

Cheng-xian Yang

Cgi Artist

Alexander Yellen

Assistant Camera

Suen Tien Yong

Interpreter

Shaun Young

Music Supervisor

Jessica Yu

Screenplay

June Zandona

Assistant Camera

Ben Zarai

Supervising Sound Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2007 Indepent Spirit Awards' Piaget Producers Award.

Released in United States Fall September 5, 2008

Released in United States on Video January 6, 2009

Released in United States September 2007

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Vanguard) September 6-15, 2007.

Released in United States on Video January 6, 2009

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Vanguard) September 6-15, 2007.)

Released in United States Fall September 5, 2008 (NY, LA)