This issue of the A-Profiler, Nelson Wong interviews Yen Yen Woo of Yumcha Studios, the studio that has created the Dim Sum Warriors comics. Find out how Yumcha Studios got started, how they took their Dim Sum Warriors into print via a Kickstarter project, and where the best dim sum they have ever had is located.
Tell us about how Yumcha Studios started? What inspired the creation of the Dim Sum Warriors project?
My husband Colin and I started out working together as filmmakers first. Our previous feature film, Singapore Dreaming
(out now on iTunes and Amazon!) had picked up several awards and gotten international distribution, and we were gearing up for our next movie.
Then we, well, I got pregnant. Our daughter was born very prematurely - at 30 weeks. So there was no third trimester. She was only 2 pounds and had to be in the neonatal intensive care unit for 5 weeks. That completely changed all our priorities.
Even though she was alright, we felt that because of her prematurity and all the risks, we had to devote as much of our time to caring to her as possible. This meant shelving filmmaking and all its craziness for a few years. But we knew we still wanted to do something creative. The question is, what