A Leading Man
Directed by Steven J. Kung
Everyone is happy for rising actor GQ – everyone except GQ himself. Heʼs stuck playing an offensive stereotype on a television sitcom, and the day he decides to speak up for himself on set, the executive producer fires him. Struggling to pick up the pieces, he starts dating A-list casting director RACHEL. Love and work become intertwined.
2013 Hawaii International Film Festival, 2013 Austin Film Festival, Winner – Best Feature, 2014 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival, Winner – Special Jury Award, Best Cinematography, 2014 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2014 Dances With Films, 2014 Asian Film Festival of Dallas, 2014 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival; Winner – Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, 2014 Asians on Film Awards
Steven J. Kung is a Taiwanese American writer/director making his directoral debut with A Leading Man. Previously, he worked as the assistant to Matthew Weiner on Mad Men. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California School for Cinematic Arts and a B.A. with High Distinction in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
Writer: Steven J. Kung
Producer: Justin Bell, Michael Kondrath