Press / Media
Different press write up or news on MDI team members or our projects:
(For video or radio interviews, please head to MDI’s Vimeo Page (currently updated media coverages for 2013)
February 16: Johnny Wu and friends giving panel discussion on Fan Films, Fight Choreography and Safety at 2018 Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con.
January: OCA Cleveland
October 31: The News Herald
October 30: Cleveland Scene Magazine
October 6: Live Cleveland
August 8: The Cleveland Movie Blog
August: Reddit comment on T.R.A.C.E.
June 16: Night Markets Cleveland
June 13: The Cleveland Movie Blog
May 25: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
May 20-21: ClevelandPeople.com
May: Cleveland Asian Festival (Johnny Wu is one of the co-founders)
May: Fan Film Follies
May 3: Plain Dealer (Cleveland.com)
April 11: This is Cleveland (Destination Cleveland)
April 4: ClevelandPeople.com
March 20: Jeff Yanik Productions
March 19: GreatLakesGeeks.com
March 13: Global Cleveland
September 25, 2016 – MDI’s Johnny Wu and team/actors attended the Batman Day & Fundraiser Epipens4murrayRidge over at the Strongsville Hobby of Elyria
September 16-18, 2016 – MDI’s Johnny Wu and team participated the 7th annual Intervention Con in Rockville, MD to promote Project E 1337 and T.R.A.C.E. A Doctor Who Fan Film Web Series.
September 10, 2016 – Check out all the media coverage compiled about the 71st annual One World Day that was produced by MDI’s Johnny Wu
September 7, 2016 – Over 20,000 visit Cleveland Gardens on 71st Annual One World Day a program produced by MDI’s Johnny Wu
September 1st, 2016 – We launched the official Cleveland Premiere for Project E 1337 by Jason L. Wang, Project Die Happy by Keith Collins II, Wu Xia a Martial Arts Tango and get to watch free T.R.A.C.E. A Doctor Who Fan Film Web Series – the complete season 1, support locally made films and the filmmakers! Get your tickets now!
August 19, 2016 – Cleveland Plain Dealer Laura DeMarco wrote about Cleveland’s unique AsiaTown.
August 17, 2016 – Action a Go Go website did a quick review of Wu’s latest short film Wu Xia a Martial Arts Tango.
August 15, 2016 – A quick mentioning of Wu’s latest short action film Wu Xia – A Martial Arts Tango by WorldFilmGeek.com
August 12-14, 2016 – Wu participated at the 2016 IndieGathering Film Festival and Convention, providing insights lectures on Producer and Marketing.
August 10, 2016 – Although born in Cleveland, Johnny Wu was honored to be one of the panels to talk about immigrants in Cleveland at the Maltz Museum. Check out this short summary by Mike Patterson with the Margaret Wong and Associates lawfirm. More videos and photos available at ClevelandPeople.com
July 20, 2016: AsiaTown, on east side of Cleveland, is cohesive, thriving
July 18, 2016: Strickland Critized for Controversial Fortune Cookie Campaign Props (published on blogs, newspapers and NPR radio)
June 16, 2016: Cleveland Asian Festival – Big Numbers, Big Success
May 20, 2016: Cleveland Asian Festival shines a light on AsiaTown
April 14, 2016: A great article written by PureFandom.com
February 25: 2016 – A fun write up by Plain Dealer’s John Petkovic on Johnny Wu and Wizard World.
February 22, 2016 – CoolCleveland article about T.R.A.C.E. @ Wizard World Cleveland
February 18, 2016 – Sandusky Register article about T.R.A.C.E. @ Wizard World Cleveland
February 16, 2016 – Fresh Water Cleveland Magazine writes about Wu with Wizard World Cleveland.
February 8, 2016 – GreatLakesGeeks.com posted two video interviews with Johnny Wu
February 2016 – Trillist Cleveland name Wu as one of 11 to have the Coolest Jobs in Cleveland
January 24, 2016 – Moviepilot.com article on TRACE back at Wizard World.
January 20, 2016 – Wu and the crew will be part of the 2016 Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con on Feb 26-28 and also to give panel workshop on how to make fan films.
January 19, 2016 – Cleveland Tech’s and Geek site posting about T.R.A.C.E. @ Wizard World Cleveland.
November 10, 2015 – Johnny Wu is back again to serve as the Producer for 2016 Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ One World Day – A Centennial Celebration for Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
September 24, 2015 – Johnny Wu talks about Cleveland’s own Night Market.
September 21, 2015 – T.R.A.C.E. A Doctor Who Fan Film Webseries Episode 3 has been accepted to be shown outdoor at the 1st Annual Ohio City Film Festival on Oct 3rd.
September 18, 2015 – A nice write up by Love Fan Film website about our TRACE Episode 4.
September 18, 2015 – T.R.A.C.E. A Doctor Who Fan Film Webseries Episode 3 and 4 will be shown at the Tri-Cities International Film Festival on October 17 in Richmond, WA.
September 16, 2015 – Check out the Johnny Wu team on Fox8’s Kickin’ it with Kenny to show case how easy to ride a self-balancing mini scooter and what other application it can be used for.
September 4-7, 2015 – TRACE Doctor is at Fan Expo Canada! Check out these photos!
August 28-30, 2015 – Johnny Wu and the team participated at the 20th Annual The Indie Gathering Film Festival and Convention, the team also provided several lectures and being panelists to help provide support and insights to filmmakers in attendance. Our own TRACE A Doctor Who Fan Film Webseries Episode 2 and 3 were shown to a full house on Sunday afternoon.
August 23, 2015 – TRACE Doctor marched proudly along the British Flag during the 70th Annual One World Day in celebrating the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
August 20, 2015 – Johnny Wu and the board members of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on Fox8’s Kickin’ it with Kenny show to promote the 70th Annual One World Day.
August 16, 2015 – TRACE A Doctor Who Fan Film was at the NEO Comic Con, receiving a lot of excitement and interest.
July 10-12, 2015 – MDI sponsored a team to participate as a non-competitive group at the Cleveland’s 48 Hours Film Competition, our goal was to showcase our talent and to proof that you CAN make a quality film within less than 48 hours time. As this is a non-competition project, we create a new group of members calling ourselves the J-Crew.
March 1, 2015 – Johnny Wu commissioned to be the Co-Producer for the 2015 One World Day, the official event of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
Feb 17, 2015 – Sandusky Register article mentioning of TRACE.
Feb 14, 2015 – Johnny Wu was interviewed for the “7 Minutes with Russ Mitchell: Alan Dutka and Johnny Wu”
Feb 13, 2015 – News-Herald Newspaper – Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland 2015.
Feb 12, 2015 – More Festivals/Conventions showing T.R.A.C.E.
Feb 11, 2015 – Business, Science and Technology News, Events and Resources – Great Lakes Geek Show!
Feb 10, 2015 – TRACE Cast/Director interviewed by VoiceitRadio.com
Feb 2, 2015 – MoviePilot.com post, click here to read.
Feb 1, 2015 – TRACE will be part of the Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland 2015 – having 3 booths and doing a panel discussion on how to make fan films.
Jan 10, 2015 – Plain Dealer – Streat Burger prepares to close Feb. 7 after 18 months in Lakewood
Dec 15, 2014 – MDI’s T.R.A.C.E. A Doctor Who Fan Film Webseries Episode 1 won 2 Pixie Awards Platinum on Visual Effects and Fun Project categories
Dec 12, 2014 – Teaser Trailer released for T.R.A.C.E. on MoviePilot.com
Dec 13, 2014 – UltraFlix App for 4K TV sets for Samsung, LG, Sony and Vizio will start showing all TRACE films FREE to viewers.
Dec 13, 2014 – T.R.A.C.E. Teaser Trailer was shared by Kasterborous Doctor Who News’ Facebook page.
Dec 11, 2014 – T.R.A.C.E. A Doctor Who Fan Film Webseries E2-7 Teaser Trailer released with overwhelmed positive feedback. You can see it at http://bit.ly/traceteaser
Dec 5, 2014 – T.R.A.C.E. write up on Moviepilot.com
Nov 22, 2014 – Wrapped T.R.A.C.E. A Doctor Who Fan Film Webseries E2-7
Nov 3, 2014 – Another blog at MoviePilot.com on T.R.A.C.E.
Oct 22, 2014 – Episode 1 of TRACE has been accepted to 2014 Ohio Independent Film Festival!
Oct 3, 2014 – Friday news @ Kasterborous.com mentioned of T.R.A.C.E.
Oct 3, 2014 – Article posted on Doctor Who Worldwide page on T.R.A.C.E.
Sep 26, 2014 – MoviePilot.com has a blog written about T.R.A.C.E.
Sep 20, 2014 – Director Wu moderated a panel Q&A with filmmaker and actor Livi and brother Ken Zheng of Brush with Danger film at Tower City Cinemas
Sep 18, 2014 – MDI’s founder Johnny Wu appointed to City of Cleveland’s Consumer Council Advisory Board.
Sep 4, 2014 – T.R.A.C.E. Episode 1 was accepted into 2014 Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in WA.
Sep 4, 2014 – T.R.A.C.E. on Doctor Who Online
Aug 28, 2014 – T.R.A.C.E. write up on Examiner.com
Aug 23, 2014 – MDI’s started an Indigogo Crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds for T.R.A.C.E. A Doctor Who Fan Film Webseries Episode 2-7.
Aug 29, 2014 – T.R.A.C.E. write up on Chronicle-Telegram.
June 13, 2014 – Real People Real Cleveland Article on Plain Dealer
June 1, 2014 – Johnny Wu talks about T..R.A.C.E. on AsiaTown Voice Radio 88.7FM WJCU
May 9, 2014 – Erie Chinese Journal wrote about T.R.A.C.E.
May 7, 2014 – The Premiere of T.R.A.C.E., sold out!
May 7, 2914 – Johnny Wu at 2013 The Indiegathering Film Festival & Convention to talk about marketing.
May 6, 2014 – Johnny Wu and The Cleveland Asian Festival.
May 5, 2014 – Erie Chinese Journal quick write up about T.R.A.C.E.
May 3, 2014 – Doctor Who fan film to watch out for.
April 28, 2014 – First mini-preview review for T.R.A.C.E., click here to read.
April 20, 2014 – Premiere date set for T.R.A.C.E. and other fan films and trailers, showing on May 7 at 7pm at Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7, tickets sold out on April 28th. Films showing include WILL, A Joker’s Card, S: A Superman Fan Film and T.R.A.C.E. – A Doctor Who Fan Film Webisode Episode 1.
Feb 8, 2014 – OCA Cleveland 2014 Inauguration Reception event.
Feb 3, 2014 – University of Akron’s Rethinking Race event with Linsanity The Movie.
Jan 27, 2014 – Doctor Who Fan Film TRACE Episode One Shoot
November 17, 2013 – Johnny Wu’s short film debut : WILL
October 2, 2013 – Johnny Wu, recipient of the 2013 MBE Award for Community Support.
August 18, 2013 – Johnny Wu was inducted into the 2013 International Indie Filmmakers Hall of Fame in Editing.
July 20, 2013 – More festivals for S: A Superman Fan Film
March 31, 2013 : Phillip Morris‘ article in Plain Dealer
Feb 10, 2013 : Lunar New Year 2013
Feb 10, 2013 : TV20 Lunar New Year Coverage
Jan 23, 2013 : Fox 8 Lunar New Year Celebrations
Jan 10, 2013 : Cleveland Asian Festival’s impact to AsiaTown
Nov 5, 2012: Johnny Wu on WKYC to talk about an offensive flyer during the political campaign.
Oct 29, 2012: Plain Dealer – Cleveland’s growing Asian community makes an outsized impact
Oct 18, 2012: Plain Dealer – Horseshoe Casino Cleveland makes special effort to cater to Asian-American gamblers.
Oct 15, 2012: Web mini-series started for Accessorizing your DSLR Cameras for low or no budget independent filmmaking without breaking your bank.
Oct 13, 2012: Music video released for Bimbo Boy’s Die From a Broken Heart (As of September 5, 2012, it has garnered over 12,000 views on Youtube and Vimeo)
Oct 1, 2012: S: A Superman Fan Film now accepted into 3 more festival/conventions, total screened at 12 festivals/conventions.
Sep 26, 2012: Jean Claude the Gumming Zombie reviewed by ZMDB
Sep 19, 2012: Jean Claude the Gumming Zombie was reviewed by Undead Air
Sep 5, 2012: MDI is planning to make a martial arts musical short film, pre-production commenced.
Sep 5, 2012: S: A Superman Fan Film got accepted into 2012 Ingenuity Festival Cleveland.
Aug 2, 2012: Jean Claude the Gumming Zombie screened at OSfest 2012 (July 27-29, 2012) in Omaha, NE.
Jul 1, 2012: MDI commissioned to produce 10 episodes of OCA Image TV with grants awarded to OCAGC.
May 18, 2012: Johnny Wu on WKYC to promote Cleveland Asian Festival
Apr 27, 2012: A Jokers Card review on http://bat-mania2012.blogspot.com
Feb 4, 2012: Johnny Wu on Fox8 News to talk about the offensive headline
Jan 23, 2012: Johnny Wu on WCPN Radio celebrating Chinese New Year
Jan 10, 2012: S: A Superman Fan Film review on The Examiner.com
Dec 2, 2001: S: A Superman Fan Film was posted at this Spanish site with a few comments
Dec 2, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film Interview at Superman Homepage
Dec 2, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film mentioned on Superham Homepage’s Speeding Bulletin News Video
Nov 30, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film mentioned on Superman Homepage Podcast – Radio Kal.
Nov 29, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film shared at StarTrekVoyager’s site
Nov 28, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film shared at ComicBookMovie.com
Nov 28, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film shared at The Last Reel Blog
Nov 28, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film shared at SupermanTV.Net site
Nov 28, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film on Superman Homepage with comments
Nov 20, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film review from Cinema-Crazed (3 out of 4 star).
Nov 17, 2011: Johnny Wu on FreshWaterCleveland.com
Nov 10, 2011: MDI wins a national 2012 Pixie Gold Award
Oct 15, 2011: Johnny Wu featured in Erie Chinese Journal
May 29, 2011: Global Cleveland on Asian success with Cleveland Asian Festival on Cleveland.com
May 16, 2011: Johnny Wu sits on panel at GlobalCle event at CSU.
May 15, 2011: Johnny Wu also co-founder of Cleveland Asian Festival on Cleveland.com
May 12, 2011: FrameLines (PBS Show)
Sep 27, 2010: Cleveland Film News
May 10, 2010: Global Village’s Cleveland Asian Festival on Cleveland.com
Oct 6, 2009: Jean Claude the Gumming Zombie review on Cinema-Crazed.com
Jun 29, 2009: The Examinator: Jean Claude the Gumming Zombie
Jun 25, 2009: The Examinator: Stop the Haters
Jun 24, 2009: The Examinator: The Rapture
Jun 12, 2009: Cleveland Scene Magazine: Geauga Film Festival
May 20, 2009: The Examinator: Cultural differences in filmmaking & an apology to Johnny Wu
May 19, 2009: The Examinator: A Joker’s Card
May 1, 2009: Jean Claude the Gumming Zombie review on Rogue Cinema
Sep 18, 2008: The Rapture review on Cinema-Crazed.com
Jul, 2008: FilmSpecific.com: Case Study – Johnny Wu
May 08, 2008: Morning Journal: The Rapture films in Port Clinton
May 11, 2007: Local filmmaker wins contest
Dec 20-27, 2006: An Interview With Johnny Wu – CoolCleveland.com
Aug 7, 2006: En Passant Review on Cinema-Crazed.com
June 28, 2005: A Joker’s Card review Filmthreat.com
June 24, 2005: A Joker’s Card review on Cinema-Crazed.com
June 2005: Cleveland Magazine: Auteur on a Wire
Aug 18, 2004: Cleveland Scene Magazine: Cleveland IndieClub
Aug 1, 2003: Morning Journal: SummerCrush 03
July 22, 2002: Smart Business News: Batteries not Included
Jul 22, 2002: Smart Business News: It’s Who You Know
Jan 12, 2001: Morning Journal: From China with Love – and magic: ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon‘
May 18, 2000: Cleveland Scene Magazine – Kung Fu Filming