Creature of the Estuary by Eelyn Lee WEBSMALL2 copy


Premiere of Casting Fu Manchu

Casting Fu Manchu Composite

My 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, I invited actors of East and Southeast Asian heritage to send me 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 genius, 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


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