Premiere of Casting Fu Manchu
Eelyn's latest film, Casting Fu Manchu will premiere on 1st December at 7pm GMT. Commissioned from an open call by Chinese Arts Now [CAN], the film explores 'yellow peril' in light of COVID related racism towards 'Chinese' looking people. Working with Casting Director Nicci Topping, Eelyn invited actors of east and southeast Asian heritage to send her audition tapes of themselves in role as Dr Fu Manchu - 'yellow peril incarnate'*. Over 50 actors responded to the call with their subverted takes on the evil Chinese doctor, who on screen, has only ever been played by white men. Extracts from the audition tapes form the basis of the film.
The premiere will take place online. followed by a live Q&A with Eelyn Lee. Book FREE tickets via the CAN website.
* The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Sax Rohmer, 1912