PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS ON NEW CBC GEM ORIGINAL SERIES HELLO (AGAIN) CREATED BY SIMU LIU AND NATHALIE YOUNGLAI

Oct 19, 2021

HELLO (AGAIN) DIRECTED BY MELANIE CHUNG, STARS ALEX MALLARI JR. AND RONG FU, AND IS PRODUCED BY TERESA M. HO

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SIMU LIU, NATHALIE YOUNGLAI AND ALEX MALLARI JR.

100 Dragons is pleased to announce that HELLO (AGAIN) will begin principal photography on October 19 and continue to October 25, 2021, in Toronto. HELLO (AGAIN) is a new CBC Gem original series created by Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Kim's Convenience) and Nathalie Younglai (Coroner, founder of BIPOC TV & Film and CSA winner of the 2020 Humanitarian award) that will stream in 2022. A dash of rom-com and dash of k-drama, it is about an overworked line-cook who rescues a supernatural little girl and he is hurled back in time where he tries to find a way to break the time loop so he can win his ex-girlfriend back so that he can say hello (again).

HELLO (AGAIN) is directed by Melanie Chung, stars Alex Mallari Jr. (Workin’ Moms, Ginny & Georgia) and Rong Fu (Workin’ Moms, Hudson & Rex). Led by a stunningly talented cast and crew of BIPOC innovators, the series is being produced by 100 Dragons founder Teresa M. Ho (Frankie Drake Mysteries, Departure, Anne with an E, the co-chair of the DGC, ODC Diversity and Inclusion committee); and executive producers Simu Liu, Nathalie Younglai, Alex Mallari Jr.

“When I pitched CBC three years ago, I was trying to carve out a path as a creator and craving a love story that was unapologetically Asian. They were totally on board. Co-creating HELLO (AGAIN) with Nathalie Younglai has been fulfilling. I’m excited the project is going to camera, ” says co-creator and executive producer Simu Liu.

“When Simu approached me with this project, I was all in. It was fun for Simu and I, along with writers Leif Ramsaran and Leonard Chan, to pen a John Hughes-inspired rom-com without the racist Asian tropes. Excited for the CBC Gem audience to be swept away by Alex Mallari Jr. and Rong Fu as we go to camera this week, both of whom are talented, sexy and magnetic actors,” adds co-creator and executive producer Nathalie Younglai.

“When Simu and Nathalie brought to me the project in Spring 2019, who knew Simu would be announced as the next Marvel superhero months later! Two years and a pandemic later, it is thrilling to be starting principal photography on this project that brings Asian stories to the screen. Asian love stories matter and I am inspired to be working on this collaboration,” says Producer Teresa M. Ho.

A CBC Gem original series, HELLO (AGAIN) is produced by Teresa M. Ho of 100 Dragons. Developed in association with CBC, produced with the financial participation of the Bell Fund and made possible with the support of Ontario Creates.

HELLO (AGAIN)’s international sales agent is Todd Lituchy at New Media Vision.

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100 Dragons Productions has been supporting the creation of film & television productions for over 20 years. The newest branch of the company, 100 Dragons Media, launched in 2015, produced two short films, Laundry Day, directed by Andrew Pope, and Tidal Lock, directed by Sean Bell, as well as a web series pilot, Nobody’s Home, which was an official selection of the 2nd Annual Web Series Festival (2016). 100 Dragons also Produced a feature-length documentary, My Piece of the City, directed by award winning director Moze Mossanen, about remarkable young artists in Toronto’s inner-city community of Regent Park. The film screened in the Regent Park Film Festival and Yorkton Film Festival, with a limited theatrical release at TIFF Bell Lightbox in 2018. It was nominated for the Best Documentary Arts & Culture Golden Sheaf Award (2018) and recently aired on CBC as part of the Absolutely Toronto program (2018). Upcoming projects in development include feature film, 15 Kinds of Casual Sex written by Emily Weedon, which was selected for the WIFT-T NBC-Universal Development Incubator and awarded development funds from the Harold Greenburg Fund, Wild Willie with writer Nathalie Younglai which received financing through the new Telefilm development stream for Racialized Persons. 100 Dragons’ focus is now to cultivate & gather diverse people and inclusive ideas to create innovative programming for the worldwide market place.

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Media Contacts:

HELLO (AGAIN) PR Contact

Winnie Wong, Wonder Wong PR
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416-456-0990

CBC PR Contact

Margot Hadaya, Publicist
margot.hadaya@cbc.ca