SHAKY SHIVERS Premiere at Regal Irvine Spectrum
Thursday, September 21st, 10:00 PM PDT
*Note: There will be NO PREVIEWS and the screening will start promptly at 10pm* Stay tuned after the movie for a Q&A as well as meet & greet with Sung Kang, Brooke Markham, and VyVy Nguyen!
From Fast and Furious actor Sung Kang comes his throat-slashing directorial debut—Shaky Shivers, the horror comedy you don't want to miss. Join us for an exclusive premiere screening at Regal Irvine Spectrum followed by a Q&A with Sung Kang and members of the cast, as well as a meet & greet.
After finding herself bitten by a mysterious animal, Lucy becomes convinced that she will transform into a fearsome werewolf. Joined by her best friend Karen, the two embark on a campy adventure filled with magic and mayhem, as they look to do battle with a throat-slashing creature ripped right out of an 80s horror movie.
Sung Kang has starred in numerous TV and film projects over the last 30 years. His iconic character, Han, has been an integral member of Universal Studios’ biggest franchise of all time: THE FAST & FURIOUS. Kang also starred as John Mak on Starz #1 most watched series, POWER, as well as Fifth Brother in the OBI-WAN KENOBI mini series. Kang has also produced multiple projects that have run the gamut of the festival circuits, including BETTER LUCK TOMORROW which premiered at Sundance and was bought by MTV Films. In 2022, he directed an action-packed PSA against illegal street racing for the state of California as well as a documentary series centered around car culture for Hagerty. With a huge social media footprint, Kang’s name is synonymous with car culture across the globe. He’s the spokesperson for multiple brands throughout Asia, making him an iconic figure in pop culture, street fashion and everything car related. SHAKY SHIVERS is Kang's feature directorial debut and will premiere nationwide on September 21, 2023.
Brooke Markham trained at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts graduating with an MFA in Acting. Her TV credits include starring roles in: In The Dark, A Kid Called Mayonnaise, Cassandra French's Finishing School, and Foursome. Markham's film credits include A Great Divide, Deidra & Laney Rob A Train, Dude, and Friend Request. Brooke is also a founding member of classical theatre company The Wet Mariners.
VyVy Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American actress hailing from Anaheim, California. She graduated from USC's School of Dramatic Arts and also studied abroad with the British American Drama Academy. Her TV credits include Young Sheldon, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, NCIS: Los Angeles, and BoJack Horseman. She recently completed filming for the upcoming HBO series The Sympathizer, set to release in 2024. She is represented by A3 and Crimson Media Group.
Jimmy Bellinger is known for Blockers (2018), I Am Potential (2015), and An American Affair (2008).
Herschel Sparber is known for his acting credits in A Goofy Movie (1995), The Birdcage (1996) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
I’ve wanted to direct my first feature for a long time now. I’ve written several scripts, and read hundreds more. There were several times where I would find a good project to attach myself to, but ultimately, for a myriad of reasons, it never felt quite right in my gut. A good friend of mine wrote Shaky Shivers. I read it the night he gave it to me, and by the next day I knew this was it. It had a great balance of horror and comedy, and it brought me right back to my VHS-renting childhood. As a kid, this was my film school. And I needed that escapism, especially being a Korean kid growing up in Georgia in the 1980’s.
To me, Shaky Shivers had it all. It’s an homage to the pioneers of practical horror VFX I grew up watching. It’s also full of great comedy and provides a happy ending that makes me contemplate about being a better person. We all know it’s been a heavy and divisive couple of years, and this is a movie that helps you forget about all of that. I wanted to make a film that would make me jump with fear, and at the same time, laugh my ass off.
The shoot was gruelling. I didn’t get much sleep. But I loved every minute of it. Interacting with the crew, directing the actors, and being in front of the monitor to watch everything come to life was a dream come true. There were so many moments of laughter I’ll never forget. It was exhilarating to call “cut” after witnessing a perfect take, and then walking onto set, congratulating everyone. Every cast and crew member were on the same page, they all believed in this movie. I knew in my heart we were making something special.
Q&A featuring Sung Kang, VyVy Nguyen, and Brooke Markham. Moderated by Kate Vu of The Vietnamese Creatives Collective.
Meet & Greet with Sung Kang, VyVy Nguyen, and Brooke Markham.