The History of ZeroGravity
('98-'00 history by K.Wong, post '00 history by L.Leong)

ZeroGravity started with a few college students who had the love for martial arts. Every once in a while, we would get together and exchange ideas about what we had learned from our respective training halls. With these new ideas, our group would start experimenting with these concepts in various martial arts situations. Thus becoming not only sharper with their style, but also aware of how to interact with other styles.

At the same time, we were huge fans of Hong Kong style martial arts movies. With the rising popularity of Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, and many others, we observed their every movement, gestures, fighting concepts, and fighting styles. At some of the practices we began creating our own HK style choreography.

The original ZG team
(1998)
Pinnacle Fantasy Prod.
Talent Showcase (11/21/98)
Platinum Entertainment
Talent Showcase (4/17/99)
API Youth Convention
UC Berkeley (11/20/99)
One day, there was a posting for a talent show in San Francisco. That same day, we decided to try and audition for that show, entering in the Specialties Act for the Pinnacle Fantasy Productions Talent Spokesmodel Showcase. Upon being selected to perform in the show, we were inquired about what the group's name was. Hence, ZeroGravity was born. (The logo was designed by Tony Chu.)

Throughout 1998-2000, various venues have consisted of cultural festivals, talent showcases, and import car shows. ZG has collaborated with martial arts competitors, hip-hop dancers, and independent filmmakers. Many members have come and gone, staying for a few projects and then usually moving on to different careers and priorities.

Pinnacle Fantasy Prod.
Talent Showcase (11/20/99)
Pinnacle Fantasy Prod.
Talent Showcase (11/20/99)
Pinnacle Fantasy Prod.
Talent Showcase (11/20/99)
Oakland Chinatown Chinese
New Year Festival (2/6/00)
In late 2000 the members of ZG decided to make their first short film. Although the production was wrought with many difficulties, Title Pending was released online and the public reaction was very positive. The core members of ZG found that film was definitely the new focus for the team's creative efforts. In 2001, Kerry moved to Los Angeles and founded ZG South. Over the next two years ZG would produce several short films including Kid Gusto vs the Matrix, US vs HK, Title Pending 2 and the DAMN series.

After 2003, ZG began to branch out from the indie scene. Over the next few years the majority of the team relocated to Los Angeles. We proceeded to break into Hollywood and other parts of the entertainment industry, adding both professionals and new talent to our ranks. Although the the short films we became infamous for are no longer the primary ambition of the team, several members in both ZG North and South continue to make indie shorts and features with other filmmakers.

The members of the team all pursue their own goals but continuously collaborate with each other, exchanging and experimenting like the original group. By heading in different directions we broaden our capabilities and strengthen the core of our experience. Having begun to establish a foothold in the industry, ZG will continue to both pursue professional work in Hollywood and break new ground in independent film.

The End of the Beginning!