9 Asian American and Pacific Islander Filmmakers Changing Hollywood

Chloé Zhao with her two Oscars at the 93rd Academy Awards. Photo Courtesy: A.M.P.A.S.

We’re celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which is closely following the wins of both Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland and Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari at the Oscars. With movies still on our minds, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the Asian, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander directors who are changing Hollywood.

More than expand on the careers of established filmmakers, like M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club), Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) and Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6), let’s take a look at a new generation of storytellers.