Returning to the podcast after being featured in a standout episode last season, actor, writer and feature film director Chris Naoki Lee expressed his excitement about making a meaningful return
Dinner Party has its southeast premiere at the prestigious SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2021 followed by a Q&A. Chris Naoki Lee and Imani Hakim take part in SCAD’s Celebrating Diverse Voices panel.
Actor and filmmaker Chris Naoki Lee describes his film Dinner Party as a “slow-burning film” about adult friendships that simmers and simmers until eventually, it boils over. Full article below.
For first time director Chris Naoki Lee, his debut narrative feature “Dinner Party” explores the transformations of our social and political climates with empathy and hope.
Lee, who made the film in four days during the pandemic, deftly directs his ensemble cast, who are completely convincing in their roles as a bunch of old friends who haven’t seen each other in years.
In this industry, it has not been an easy road for all of us within the Asian community, and I am fortunate and grateful to help inspire the next generation of Asian artists. And Chris Naoki Lee, is already on that path.
Actor Christopher Naoki Lee, whose credits include AMC’s The Terror and Fox’s Deputy, is set to make his feature directorial debut with the socially-minded pic Dinner Party.
Chris Naoki Lee has booked a recurring role on the upcoming second season of AMC’s anthology series The Terror. Co-created by Alexander Woo (True Blood), who also showruns, and Max Borenstein (Winning Time).
“So for us to begin to break that mould, I think that’s fantastic. Allowing for myself not just to be seen as somebody who studies a lot or is an engineer of some sort – to be asked to play different roles, that’s the direction we’re moving in and that’s fantastic.”