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Origin Story is a documentary by comedian and podcast host Kulap Vilaysack of Earwolf's "Who Charted?" It's an international road trip from Los Angeles to Minnesota to Laos, where Kulap's story began. It's a deeply personal but universal story about family secrets, alienation and personal responsibility.





Origin Story

WATCH: Origin Story now available on Amazon Prime Video!

Breaking Cycles (and Chairs!) with Kulap Vilaysack

Origin Story, Laos Angeles: An Interview with Kulap Vilaysack

'Origin Story' Filmmaker Kulap Vilaysack Brings Lao Culture to Hollywood Hills

Why Comedian Kulap Vilaysack Got Deeply Personal for Documentary About Finding Her Birth Father

Reviews: Raw docs ‘Game Girls’ and ‘Origin Story,’ plus the suicide drama ‘Just Say Goodbye’

Kulap Vilaysack Is Ready to Share Her Origin Story

Comedian Kulap Vilaysack on documenting the search for her birth father in Origin Story

‘Origin Story’ Director Kulap Vilaysack Talks Uncovering Hard Truths, Asian Family Dynamics And Complexities Of Cultural Identity

“Mighty” - an original song from Origin Story is now available on iTunes & Spotify!

Go Away With…Kulap Vilaysack in the Chicago Tribune, Morning Call, Baltimore Sun, and Hartford Courant

KORE E-Magazine: Family Affair

Kulap Vilaysack exorcises her family's demons with 'Origin Story'

Baring soul: Podcaster Kulap Vilaysack confronts her past in "Origin Story"

The Asian American Showcase explores what it means to be Asian American 

Origin Story - 2019 SAAFF Documentary Review

WATCH: Highlights from Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2018

Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2019 kicks off with a personal journey

Inside Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls 10th Anniversary Dinner (EXCLUSIVE)

Sahtu Press: Origin Story Opens A World of Possibilities

Movie Maker: Bentonville Film Festival 2018 Recap 

Bleeding Cool: Kulap Vilaysack’s Documentary ‘Origin Story’ Deep Dives Into Identity


CAAMFest Announces Origin Story Doc to be Their Centerpiece Documentary of the Festival! 

Mash Up Americans Podcast: Episode 49

Food Republic: Filmmaker Kulap Vilaysack Can Teach You All About Lao Cuisine

XFINITY: Kulap Vilaysack Searches for ‘Bajillion Dollar’ Home While Prepping Her ‘Origin Story’ Documentary 

Splitsider: It's Kulap Vilaysack's Party, and You're Invited 

Tell Tale TV: Kulap Vilaysack on Seeso’s ‘Bajillion Dollar Propertie$’ and Being a First-Time Showrunner

TrunkSpace: Exclusive Interview with Kulap Vilaysack 

The Frame: Showrunner Kulap Vilaysack says future is uncertain for 'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$' 

Awards Daily: Kulap Vilaysack On Creating the Hilarious ‘Bajillion Dollar Properties’ 

New York Times: Young Comic TV Showrunners From Left Fiel

NBC News: Actress Traces Family Roots to Find Her Own 'Origin Story'