Evan Leong

Evan Leong



Evan Leong is a renowned filmmaker and director best known for his work on the critically acclaimed documentary “Linsanity”. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1982 and is of Chinese, Filipino, and Hawaiian descent. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2007 with a degree in film production.

Leong's first foray into filmmaking began in high school when he created a short film for a school project. The film, “Cafeteria Confessions”, was well-received and earned him an award at the Hawaii International Film Festival. After graduating from USC, Leong went on to direct several short films and music videos. One of his most notable projects was his 2010 short film “Falling”, which earned him an award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

In 2012, Leong directed his first feature-length documentary, “Linsanity”. The film follows the story of NBA sensation Jeremy Lin and his rise to fame. The film was lauded by critics for its honest and thoughtful portrayal of a unique and inspiring story. It earned Leong a nomination for Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival, and he was even invited to the White House to screen the film for President Barack Obama.

In 2015, Leong released his second feature-length film, “Long Story Short”. The film follows the story of a young man struggling to reconcile his Chinese heritage with his American identity. The film was well-received and earned Leong an award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Leong's most recent project is the 2019 documentary “Crazy Rich Asians”, which follows the story of a Chinese-American family struggling to fit in with the wealthy elite of Singapore. The film is an inspiring story about identity and belonging, and was praised by critics for its nuanced and thoughtful approach to the subject.

Evan Leong is a rising star in the world of documentary filmmaking. His unique and personal approach to filmmaking has earned him critical acclaim and a strong following of fans. He continues to be an inspiration to filmmakers and audiences alike as he strives to tell honest and meaningful stories.

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