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KEVIN LAU is a writer and director born and raised in Los Angeles to working-class, immigrant parents. He is currently writing on the staff of Joss Whedon’s epic new HBO series THE NEVERS and is developing an Asian American dramedy at FX. He has previously written on the upcoming HBO drama series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY from J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele, as well as period drama DAMNATION for USA.

As a director, Kevin completed the Sony Television Diverse Directors Fellowship, and the HBO Access Fellowship where he directed the comedy pilot F**KED UP. His Columbia University MFA thesis film, MADE IN CHINATOWN, was a recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, SimonSays Entertainment Award for Innovative Filmmaking, and has won multiple awards on the festival circuit, including Best Film, Best Writing, and Best Actor at the NBCUniversal Shortcuts Competition.

Kevin is expanding his relationship with HBO, signing an overall deal with the network to include writing, directing and development.

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F**KED UP

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F**KED UP

Official Trailer

F**ked up (comedy, 16'58")

Director

A know-it-all tries to prove herself by losing her virginity on the first day of college.  

HBO Digital Pilot, premiering on HBOGo and HBONow in May 2017. 

For more information, visit: hbo.com/hboaccess

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MADE IN CHINATOWN

made in chinatown


MADE IN CHINATOWN

Official Trailer

MADE IN CHINATOWN (Drama, 17'20")

Director, Co-Writer

A frog, a seamstress and a factory king all collide in this tragic love story. 

•WINNER Best Short, Best Writing, Best Actor :: NBCUniversal Shortcuts

•WINNER SimonSays Entertainment Award for Innovative Filmmaking, IFP Audience Award :: Columbia University Film Festival

•WINNER Best Director, Best Actress, Best Ensemble Cast,  Best Original Score :: Asians on Film Festival

For more information, visit madeinchinatownfilm.com

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LIBYAN LIES

libyan lies


LIBYAN LIES

libyan lies (comedy, 4'08")

Director, Editor

A prisoner of war unwittingly reveals forbidden love in a bunker under Tripoli.

•Featured on Funny Or Die

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KIN

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KIN

KIN (Drama, 13'25")

Director, Editor

A runaway teen must confront his fears when he discovers a troubling secret about his younger brother and stepfather. Shot on location with non-actors in Trinidad & Tobago.

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BUTTERFLY

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BUTTERFLY

BUTTERFLY (Drama, 7'20")

Director, Writer

Childhood friendships are tested when a prank call leads to unforeseen consequences.

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YEAR OF THE DOG

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YEAR OF THE DOG

YEAR OF THE DOG (Drama, 18'21")

Director, Writer

On New Year’s Eve, a mysterious visitor holds a restaurant owner and his family hostage, seeking vengeance for an act committed exactly 24 years ago.

•ICG Emerging Cinematographers Award

•CineVegas Honorable Mention