Comic writer Greg Pak launched the social media campaign

Asian Americans are using #AsAmCreatorRollCall to share their creative projects on Twitter.

Launched by comic writer Greg Pak last month, the hashtag is being used by Asian American creatives including actors, writers, filmmakers, comics, musicians, photographers and designers.

In his original post, Pak wrote, “Asian American creators — writers, artists, filmmakers, poets, actors, comics people, everybody! What are you working on? Let’s all talk it up and support the hell out of each other in 2018!”

Pak wrote on his website that he was told by a distributor fifteen years ago that it “seemed weird to him that the film had all these Asian people speaking English without accents” when he took his Asian American sci fi feature film Robot Stories to film festivals.

Whilst the 49-year-old acknowledges that “a lot has changed in fifteen years”, he also writes that “Asian American creators can still face tremendous difficulties getting stories about Asian American characters out into the world”.

Inspired to bring the community together again, Pak adds, “as I learned with Robot Stories and a bunch of other contemporary Asian American films like The Debut and Better Luck Tomorrow, when folks come together, we can make amazing things happen for each other”.

Pak’s original post has been retweeted 665 times and shared over 1,600 times. Leading Asian Americans on Twitter including Angry Asian Man, Yoshi Sudarso, Osric Chau, Trungles, Melissa Hung and Simu Liu have all joined in to use the hashtag.

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