On March 14, 2018, the film YELLOW FEVER had its Los Angeles premiere at the Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts.
YELLOW FEVER is the story of Asia, played by Jenna Ushkowitz, whom you may remember as Tina in Glee. Asia is a Korean girl, growing up in New York, who was adopted by a white family and who describes herself as “racially yellow, ethnically white.” The insistence of people that continuously ask her where she is really from, whether she speaks another language or not, and a multitude of other questions that she must respond to in a regular basis, has turned her completely off to learning about her heritage. That is, until she meets an older man (played by Scott Patterson of Gilmore Girls) who loves South Korea for all the right reasons and gives her a reason to start caring.
The story is loosely based on the real life of the film’s director and writer, Kat Moon. It is also similar to Ushkowitz’s own experiences, since she was likewise adopted and brought to the United States from South Korea when she was three months old.
The film is a comedy that tells plenty of truths in an entertaining way. It is 85 minutes long, not yet rated. The producers are planning to release YELLOW FEVER on VOD this summer, but if you want to see it sooner you can partner with Tugg to host a screening in your city. Find instructions to do so here.
Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer below!