DO YOU with Brianne Hogan

Philosophy, Poutine, and Making it in Hollywood as a Canadian with Tyler Ham Pong

January 27, 2022 brianne hogan Season 1 Episode 12
DO YOU with Brianne Hogan
Philosophy, Poutine, and Making it in Hollywood as a Canadian with Tyler Ham Pong
Show Notes

Are you an actor with questions on what it takes to "make it" in Hollywood? Are you a Canadian with questions on how it's like to make the jump across the border to chase your dreams? Do you wonder if you made the right decision to lead the artist's life instead of having a more "stable" job?

Tyler Ham Pong knows how you feel. Tyler is an actor, writer, and producer, having started performing at a young age, first appearing onstage as Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice at the National Arts Centre in Canada. In addition to training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, he produced Moony Mercury (theatre), producing the award-winning Two Days 'til Dawn (theatre), and producing the short film Sawaru, winning me a Best Actor Award at the Asian American International Film Festival's 72 Hour Film Shootout. 
He's also writing and producing a web series called, "Roommate Chronicles," which is streaming on YouTube. Currently based in Los Angeles, Tyler is the owner/operator of Kill the Pig Productions .

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • his decision to quit university to pursue acting in New York
  • his process to work legally in the U.S. as a Canadian 
  • why being "ambiguously diverse" led him to create his own projects
  • his experience working on reality shows, including "Toddlers & Tiaras"
  • how he encouraged others to keep creative during the pandemic 
  • his interest in philosophy and quest to answer, "Why are we here?" through his work 
  • how he deals with wondering if he made the "right" decision to be an actor 
  • the best poutine in Los Angeles 

Connect with Tyler:
Instagram - www.instagram.com/tylerhampong
Twitter - www.twitter.com/tylerhampong
YouTube
https://www.tylerhampong.com/

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