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KEVIN LAU is a writer and director born and raised in Los Angeles to working-class, immigrant parents. A Regents Scholar at UCLA, Kevin honed his craft in music and photography before dedicating his artistic pursuit to filmmaking. A former theatrical film distributor and film festival programmer, Kevin left California to pursue his filmmaking ambitions at Columbia University's MFA Film Program where he received numerous awards and fellowships, including the coveted Faculty Select prize--the highest honor bestowed upon a feature-length screenplay. His 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 recently penned a miniseries about the tragic life of Hollywood's first Asian-American star--Anna May Wong--for Emmy-nominated actress Lucy Liu, and is currently developing a television series with Tony-Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. He's been awarded the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program Fellowship, the CAPE New Writers Fellowship, and most recently, the HBOAccess Directing Fellowship where he directed a digital pilot (F**KED UP) that is now available to stream on HBOGo and HBONow. Kevin currently writes on DAMNATION, a new period-saga premiering on USA in October 2017.

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DAMNATION

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DAMNATION

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DAMNATION (USA Network)

Writer, Ep. 106

An epic saga of the secret history of the 1930’s American heartland, chronicling the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets. It centers on Seth Davenport (Killian Scott), a man masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green) to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past. Created by Tony Tost and Executive Produced by Tony Tost, James Mangold, Guymon Cassady, and Daniel Rappaport.

Series premiere on USA Network October 17, 2017.

For more information, visit: usanetwork.com/damnation

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F**KED UP

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F**KED UP

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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

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MADE IN CHINATOWN

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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

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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