Some of you who are following any sort of Michigan film news will already know that Needlestick, an upcoming indie thriller to be shot in December, was recently approved for the Michigan film incentives.

Big congrats to Steven Karageanes, writer and director of “Needlestick”!  We met years ago when my short “Qing Lou Nu” was screening at the same film festivals as his “Pink Slip”.  I was fortunate enough to attend the auditions for Needlestick on Saturday.  My wonderful and talented friend Jordan Trovillion is already cast in Needlestick and you can view her in the awesome trailer here.

I’m really excited to see more projects finally starting up in Michigan again, and just wanted to share Steven’s good news with the film community!  Whoever they cast, I hope the project is a giant success!

I hope everyone had a great weekend post-Thanksgiving!  Here’s a pic of me in my high school reunion outfit.  Wheee, dressing up is fun.  I gotta be honest, it felt pretty good showing up and knowing that my hard work with my diet paid off and that I felt really comfortable in my own skin.

Cindy Chu

I’ll blog about my whole diet later in its own thing for those of you who are interested.  It’s pretty easy, but does require a few changes and commitment!  But I’m living proof it works!  Just take a look at me a year ago.


Look for my weight-loss post later this week!

Have a lovely week, friends!



Happy Thanksgiving!

This was lifted from my FB posting earlier…

Last year I spent my first Thanksgiving away from home, in Kathmandu, Nepal, about two weeks into my 4.5 month trip around the world. In the year since, I have traveled in six foreign countries, including attending Kalachakra in Bodhgaya with HH the Dalai Lama & meditating under the Bhodi tree, participated in Awesomeness Fest, lost 30 pounds, met so many incredible lightbringers, enjoyed a mini family reunion after three years, had a national-release blockbuster movie come out ( Red Dawn), filmed on a Detroit indie ( Misled), and booked a dayplaying role on the new A&E show Those Who Kill in Pittsburgh! I am so incredibly thankful for the life that I have been so fortunate to receive, and the love in my life from everyone around me. Thank you to the universe and the connection we all share with one another. ♥ ♥ ♥ May you all be blessed and shine forth your inner lights and brighten the world around you.

So for those of you who didn’t hear through my FB fanpage, I found out yesterday that I booked the role of Nancy Yuan on Those Who Kill!  Here’s some news on TWK from!  That’s right, I get to work with the likes of Chloe Sevigny and James D’Arcy!  I just about peed my pants when I got the news from my wonderful, rad agent, Curt Howe of CTA.  Alright, I really just shrieked and jumped up and down a few times, kicking my heels up in pure joy!  This was the job that I went all the way to Pittsburgh to audition for!  It felt so great to finally get confirmation after being told I was on “first right of refusal”.  If you DON’T know who Chloe and James are, here are some pics of them from the interwebs!
Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny will be playing the female lead in A&E’s upcoming Those Who Kill

James D'Arcy, Italian Vogue

The sexy James D’Arcy, seen here posing in Italian Vogue, will be playing alongside Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny is known for such roles as Shelley in American Horror Story, and Nicolette Grant in the hugely popular series Big Love.

James D’Arcy is known for The Master and Commander: Far Side of the World and most recently, Cloud Atlas.  And for that crazy six-degree rule, he played Mark in The Domino Effect, in which my friend Jordan Trovillion played Sirisha’s Friend.

Aaaaaand tonight, I was lucky enough to be able to take some of my family to see Red Dawn!  I snagged some screenshots of myself on the big screen, and without further ado, here they are!  Please go see Red Dawn and enjoy a great action blockbuster!  It turned out great and I’m so proud and feel so lucky to have been a part of it.

Red Dawn: At Long Last!!!

Viva Red Dawn!!!  It’s been a long journey, but Red Dawn is finally being released as a holiday blockbuster this Thanksgiving!  I’m so excited to see it finally premiering, and I’ll definitely be taking my family to see it on Thanksgiving Day!  I already had confirmation from friends that my name was in the credits and that they saw my scenes!  WHooooooowheeee!!!!!

For now, enjoy this wonderful trailer:



Cindy Chu in Red Dawn

Look how tall I am! In my Red Dawn costume with some of the other ladies.


I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and goes to see Red Dawn!  Let me know what you think!  And sorry it’s been so long since I’ve updated.  I’ve got a few more things to post about soon so look for more in the coming weeks.


Shine your inner light,