American Born Chinese
Cast: Ben Wang, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Jim Liu, Ke Hey Quan, Michelle Yeoh, Sydney Taylor, Yeo Yann Yann
- Narrative Features
- United States
- Action comedy
- 70 mins
Based on Gene Luen Yang’s groundbreaking graphic novel that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a regular American teenager whose life is forever changed when he befriends the son of a mythological god. This is the story of a young man’s battle for his own identity, told through family, comedy, and action-packed Kung-Fu.
“American Born Chinese” features a powerhouse team of Asian diaspora talent in front-of and behind the camera. Emmy® Award-winning writer/producer Kelvin Yu (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Central Park”) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Destin Daniel Cretton (Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Short Term 12”) is set to direct and serves as executive producer, alongside Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan (both of “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Jumanji: The Next Level”), Erin O’Malley (“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”), Asher Goldstein (“Short Term 12,” “Just Mercy”) and Gene Luen Yang.
The coming-of-age action comedy features an all-star international cast, including Academy® Award winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”), Ben Wang (“Chang Can Dunk”), International Emmy(R) Award Nominee Yeo Yann Yann (“Wet Season”), Chin Han (“Mortal Kombat”), Daniel Wu (“Reminiscence”), former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liu and Sydney Taylor (“Just Add Magic”).
Guests in attendance: Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang and Writer/Producer Kelvin Yu.
Community Partner: Cameron House, TaiwaneseAmerican.org, Taiwanese American Professionals-SF, SF Public Library, Asian Art Musuem