Who Is Arthur Chu?
Directed by Scott Drucker & Yu Gu
WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? That is the answer to the question that filmmakers Yu Gu and Scott Drucker explore throughout their film about Arthur Chu, the 11-time Jeopardy! champion and the game’s fourth-highest earning winner. Chu’s success catapulted him into the public eye, and he was labelled a “villain” for his unconventional style of play.
Chu develops a more confident voice after Jeopardy! and expands his persona by writing, tweeting and speaking out against racism and sexism. When he steps into the #Gamergate discussion on sexism in video games, he becomes a high-profile target of cyber-bullying. The struggles burden Chu and his wife, Eliza, both of whom are trying to build careers while supporting one another’s passions.
Peppered throughout the documentary are moments from Chu’s childhood and growing up in a country that his father told him would never be his own. Chu reflects on his family relationships and how they contributed to his identity.
Gu’s and Drucker’s masterful style of jumping between past and present closely resembles Chu’s own Jeopardy! gameplay strategy, making for a fascinating film and CAAMFest’s Centerpiece Documentary.
— Brian Ray
Expected Guests in Attendance: Yu Gu (Co-Director/Producer), Scott Drucker (Co-Director/Producer)
Exec. Producers : Mark Jonathan Harris, Rocque Trem
Producers : Yu Gu, Scott Drucker
Cinematographers : Yu Gu, Scott Drucker, Tom Campbell, Adam Goral
Editor: Christopher Makoto Yogi
Music: Alex Zhang Hungtai, Dirty Beaches
Subject: Arthur Chu