Synopsis: Kogonada’s film, based on a sci-fi short story, will star a to-be-casted new face Asian.
Director: Tom Waller
Writer: Tom Waller
Synopsis: Thai soccer team rescue.
Why Open: From Thai-Irish Writer/Director Tom Waller, The Cave explores the triumphant rescue of a young Thai soccer team.
Director: Quek Shio-Chuan, Ho Yu-Hang
Cast: Huang Peijia, Wu Kang Ren, Ludi Lin, Tian Tze Kuang
Writer: Kai Yu Wu
Creator: Choo Yangsze
Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Yangsze Choo, the story is set in 1890s Colonial-era Malacca and sees a woman receive a proposal from a wealthy family to become the ghost bride of their recently deceased son. The position is financially lucrative, but means she will be haunted for the rest of her life. Her escape is even more complicated.
Why Open: The Ghost Bride is an adaptation of a New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Yangsze Choo. The 6-part series takes a refreshing production approach of featuring dual directors and a team of international screenwriters with established Hollywood American-Taiwanese TV writer Kai Yu Wu as head writer.
Synopsis: The four nations of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire lived in harmony until the Fire Nation declared war. A century later, there is still no end in sight to the destruction, then, an Avatar named Aang discovers that he has the power to control the four elements. He joins forces with Katara, a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka, to restore balance and harmony to their world.
Why Open: This one won’t be whitewashed.
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae
Synopsis: On the brink of breaking up, a couple gets unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre (and hilarious) murder mystery. As they get closer to clearing their names and solving the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.
Why Open: Finally! An interracial couple where both members are people of color–and funny.
Director: Tran Quoc Bao
Cast: Jason Scott Lee, Yoshi Sudarso, Peter Adrian Sudarso
Action Director/Choreographer: Ken Quitugua
Producer: Michael Velasquez, Al’n Duong, Yuji Okumoto
Writer: Tran Quoc Bao
Synopsis: A dead-beat dad, an insurance scammer, and an MMA coach find themselves in the middle of a gang war when they must avenge their Kung Fu master’s death but first… they need to call in sick at their 9-to-5’s.
Creator, Host, Producer: Lisa Ling
Synopsis: Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling goes on a gritty, breathtaking journey to the far corners of America.
Why Open: Lisa Ling, visionary journalist and long-time Asian icon, provides a thoughtful, inventive, and exposed examination of a world that needs it most.
Director: Danny Lee
Synopsis: A documentary investigating the U.S. opioid epidemic through the eyes and experiences of millennials.