Does race play a factor when you're on tinder, checking
someone out on the streets or trying to get lucky on a Saturday
Meet our friends and family members. They're Asian
dudes. They have sex. They think about sex. They're talking about
sex on camera.
Why? Sex is a wild, intimate, awkward and ultimately universal
experience that has been stolen from Asian men on our screens.
White washing and stereotyping in film often creates a mainstream
media that sidelines stories from minority groups. It's rare to see
Asian men on screen just being themselves.
We are delving deep and talking dirty to Asian Men in New
Zealand to flip the script. These are their experiences,
perspectives and stories on sex and dating.
It will be funny, wild, intimate and a little bit awkward. Much
Help us lift the lid on race and sexual preference as we show the
side of Asian men we seldom get to see - the sexy side.
Asian Men Talk About Sex has been selected by the Loading Docs
Initiative, an incredible launch pad for NZ filmmakers. Because
they wanted to see this film get made too, Loading Docs, along with
princpal partner NZ on Air, the New Zealand Film Commision, and Te
Mangai Paho, have started us out with an awesome $4,000 dollars.
However, we don't get that money unless we can reach our Boosted
campaign goal of $2000. When we reach our goal, the filming can
Thank you for taking the time to check out our project's
profile. Every little bit will help us in telling this story in the
best way possible and we greatly appreciate your support!
DIRECTOR: Chye-Ling Huang
Chye-Ling is an emerging writer and creative who made a splash
recently with her original play Call of the Sparrows which was
backed by CNZ and Foundation North for a fully funded season at the
Herald in 2016. Co-founder of Proudly Asian Theatre (PAT), she has
driven three successful theatre productions under PAT and is
commissioned by Silo Theatre for her original work Black Tree
Bridge. Recently she won Playmarket's 'Asian Ink' for her new
script Orientation, which deconstructs the sexual stereotypes of
Asian men. This will be her first venture into film. Her strong
visual flair and otherworldly narratives makes her one of the most
exciting new voices in the creative scene. Chye-Ling is driven to
uplift Asian voices in the media.
PRODUCER: Kelly Gilbride
Kelly Gilbride graduated with a degree in Performing Arts
(Acting Major) from Unitec in 2013. Currently she works as a
producer at Pop-up Globe. She is dedicated to working on art
projects that inspire insight and change. In 2015 she joined
Proudly Asian Theatre as Creative Producer for Call of the Sparrows
and has loved working with beautiful, intelligent people such as
Chye-Ling Huang, Ruby Reihana-Wilson and James Roque. This will be
Kelly's first time producing for film.
PRODUCER: Ruby Reihana-Wilson
Ruby has had a exciting and varied career in theatre and film.
Graduating from Unitec School of Performing Arts in 2010 with a
Diploma in Performance Technology, Ruby embarked on full time work
as a lighting designer and technician, with these formative years
leading her by chance into the exciting world of film. She started
in art department and has since moved up and onwards into
production, producing her first feature film Talk: A Portmanteau in
2013. It won 'Best Visual Arts' at the Auckland Fringe Festival
Ruby now works as a full time production manager at Monster
Valley, a creative production agency in Auckland. Recent projects
include production management, casting and first assistant
directing In Pursuit of Venus by Lisa Reihana, which will be
exhibiting at the 2017 Venice Bienale. Ruby has just completed
production managing 2016's Budweiser beer advertising campaign with
Monster Valley, and is in pre-production for another Fresh 10
short, Baby? By Mark and Marion Prebble, which will be shooting in