By Sahil Patel
“Man Up,” a new feature-length comedy from Kevin Wu (aka YouTube’s KevJumba) and Justin Chon, is now available globally via Vimeo On Demand.
The film, co-written by Wu and Chon, centers on two slacker best friends whose lives are turned upside down when one of them unexpectedly becomes a father. It stars Wu and Chon as the two friends, who embark on an adventure to “man up” and learn what it means to be a dad, as well as Nichole Bloom (“Shameless”), Dion Basco (“The Cleaner”), and Parvesh Cheena (“Outsourced”).
Directed by Chon (“21 & Over”), “Man Up” is also the first feature to be released by Off the Dock, a new digital studio from Lakeshore Entertainment focused on financing, producing, acquiring, and distributing digital programming starring YouTubers and other types of online video stars. On the “Man Up” release, Off the Dock partnered with Supergravity Pictures, a production and distribution company also focused on content made by and starring online talent.