World Premiere of NERO

Post-Production Campaign

Kyoung’s Pacific Beat invites you to support our new, work-in-progress NERO. NERO is a Shakespearean, five-act “streamplay” theatricalizing the history of George W. Bush’s War on Terror to our present day as the rise and fall of Nero’s Roman Empire. This tragicomedy invites Black, Indigenous and People of Color to examine how white male supremacy is the root of American Imperialism.

NERO’s World Premiere will be a hybrid event that includes both a screening of this theatrical production presented jointly with live, community-driven, cultural invocations of a post-white supremacist world.

Currently, we have over 150 hours of footage that we need to edit down to a 5-part mini-series which will be screened in its entirety, followed by a digital premiere where NERO will be available online. Both NERO’s live and digital premiere will be free, so to complete this project, we need your support today.

NERO is written/directed by Kyoung H. Park and features an ensemble of Black, Asian, Chicanx, Arab American and Muslim performers, original music by Helen Yee, video design by Yoon Choi and Marie Yokoyama, costume design by Andrew Jordan, sound design by Carsen Joenk, and choreography by Unkle Dave’s Fight-House. NERO is a hybrid production where KPB worked with 10 filmmakers, primarily folx of color, including Dir. of Photography Sanae Ohno and Sound Recordist Jose Gorritti.

Please help us raise $10,000 for our post-production costs of NERO. Your support will help us create and animate digital backgrounds for our greenscreen performances, create sound effects and music scoring, and provide accessible versions of NERO including subtitles and oral narration.

Donation Perks

Every dollar counts and we have great perks for your donations! If you donate at a higher tier, you will also receive the gifts from the tiers below it!

$500: 2 VIP Seats to Premiere and an Invitation to an Intimate Gathering with NERO Artists

$250: 2 VIP Seats to Premiere (2023)

$100: Movie Poster

$50: NERO Digital Soundtrack

$10: Your Name in NERO’s End Credits