Cleveland’s Asian entertainment industry to boom with new, upcoming films






SOURCE: WKYC 3 Studios | Anna Meyer
October 6, 2021

The Asian entertainment scene in Cleveland is growing at a rapid speed with an abundance of new and upcoming films.

Upcoming Film: Lunchbox

Cleveland Taiwanese American Native Anne Hu is returning to the film scene with her new film Lunchbox. The film will feature a Taiwanese American woman that is preparing lunches from her childhood. As she makes these meals, she realizes that she struggles to forgive herself for pushing away her immigrant mother many years ago. The filming of Lunchbox will take place in Cleveland towards the middle of the month.

MIXED Documentary Premiere 

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission will be hosting American University professors and documentarians such as Northeast Ohio-native Leena Jayaswal for the MIXED Cleveland Premiere & Community Conversations. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets can be purchased here. The documentary is presented by the Center for Asian American Media.

Johnny Wu’s Latest Film Premiere 

On Sept. 18, Cleveland Native Johnny K. Wu held a special VIP premiere of his new film, “The Wu Lin Society.” The special event was well received as 250 people attended in person and 24 attended virtually.

The night was full of surprises for attendees as they enjoyed a live comedian and surprise films on top of the “Wu Lin The Society” showing. The feedback has been positive from attendees and the movie already has received 10 awards.