Saturday, 23 February 2013

The new face of Canada

These guys started out a few years ago with one video on YouTube. They are now a success.
Asians in Canada either from China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia or Thailand from a large ethnic presence. The most numerous at 1.3 million out of a total population of 35 million Canadians are Chinese.

Andrew Gunnadie aka Gunnarolla started 3 years ago on YouTube with a skit called Canadian Please, this skit took off. Julia Bentley was his partner in that video. Lately a new partner Andrew Huang appears with him. They have obvious musical talent and imagination.

They are funny, weird and try to appeal to a large audience with their videos. They define themselves as Asian-Canadian, now Toronto base, though I believe that originally were from Vancouver, but I remember Gunnarolla saying he lived 2 hours by train outside Toronto, so who knows.

They produce music videos and say they make attempts at comedy, music and stuff to make you think. I just love them and think they are refreshing and fun. Gunnarolla also speaks French fluently am not sure about Huang. This bilingual French-English language element makes it all the more Canadian, at least in my mind. I presume they also speak Cantonese but could be wrong.

My question is are they doing this on their own or is there a large production crew behind them a la Hollywood or like Martha Stewart does. I think that there is, cannot see how you can produce this type of quality video without a crew to support you. You can find them on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. When I first went to Vancouver I visited Chinatown - I felt I was in China.
    I traveled there sitting next to a young man whose family came from China to Canada 7 generations ago. It was very intersting.