Boom! client factual production company Barcroft Studios, (part of Future plc) and BIPOC-owned production company CALICO, today announce ‘As I Am’ (6 x 6’), a new unscripted Snap Original series made exclusively for Snapchat’s mobile-first audience.
In an effort to bring greater awareness to the stories of the Asian American community in the United States, this ground-breaking first-person series follows the stories of six individuals who shed light on and celebrate the diverse experience of being Asian-American in 2021 America.
Each episode follows a central character who takes us into their world through immersive, dynamic storytelling – as they share their culture and history, challenge and break down stereotypes, address ongoing discrimination, hate crimes and terrorism. From a campaigner fighting to protect senior citizens from violence to a stand-up tackling stereotypes of Asians in comedy, to rapper and activist China Mac, these individuals share their hopes and fears, while giving us a window into their daily lives.
The series is a co-production between Barcroft Studios and CALICO. Executive Producers are John Farrar for Barcroft Studios and Danny Lee for CALICO.