With a recently successful Kickstarter campaign and acquisition at this year’s Sundance for his film MS. PURPLE, Justin Chon’s unyielding drive to tell honest stories has contributed to having strong Asian American voices heard in Hollywood. What makes the award-winning actor-director-writer tick? Join Deadline Hollywood editor and LAAPFF friend, Dino-Ray Ramos, in an intimate fireside chat w/ Justin to get some of those burning questions answered about the filmmaker’s past, present, and what’s next for Asian Americans in the industry.
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Dino-Ray Ramos (Moderator)
Dino-Ray Ramos is an Associate Editor at Deadline Hollywood where he writes about inclusion and diversity issues in the industry, genre film & TV, as well as pop culture and media. Based in Los Angeles, he also covers events and awards shows such as the Oscars, Emmys, Comic-Con and the TCA press tour. Additionally, he co-hosts the New Hollywood Podcast which champions people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community and other underrepresented voices in film and television.
Justin Chon was born in Orange County, California where he learned to drag race Honda Civics. He most recently wrote and directed MS. PURPLE that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in the US Dramatic Competition. His previous film GOOK won the NEXT Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and he was also the winner of the Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. He loves long walks on the beach and reading romance novels by candlelight.