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Squamish Nation Comedian Keith Nahanee and Canadian Screen Awards Nominee Quentin Lee to Create Rez Comedy

Nine diverse Indigenous comedians from all over Canada will star and perform in the first all Indigenous and all Canadian stand-up comedy feature film “Laugh Proud” and a live comedy event, world premiering and to be shot on Saturday June 15, 2024, at Vancouver’s historic Metro Theatre.

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Canadian Screen Awards 2024 Nominee Quentin Lee Broke the Stand-up Comedy Monopoly in Canada

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s nomination of independent creator Quentin Lee’s Comedy Invasion series for Best Comedy Special broke the Canadian stand-up comedy monopoly long held by Canadian Broadcast Corporation, better known as CBC. For the freshly established category of Best Comedy Special, the three other nominees all belong to CBC. Rejected by Canadian broadcasters from development to distribution, creator Quentin Lee funded the 8-part series by themself and distributed the series through their own niché streaming platform, Asian American Movies aka AAM.tv. As a supporter of independent cinema and media, CHOPSO took the opportunity to speak with creator Quentin Lee on their surprising nomination at the Canadian Screen Awards 2024.

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Quentin Lee on His First Children’s Book Pumpkin Head Lost His Head

On the day before Halloween, I took the opportunity to chat with filmmaker Quentin Lee on his first children’s book Pumpkin Head Lost His Head,…

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First Person: Creating Last Summer of Nathan Lee

When I was going to high school in Montreal as a 15-year-old immigrant from Hong Kong, I remember meeting Nick, a fellow 11th grader, who…

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Interview with Quentin Lee on his First Published Play Caliban’s Offspring

On the eve of publishing his first play, multi-hyphenate creator Quentin Lee talked to CHOPSO about writing and getting his debut play Caliban’s Offspring to the world as a book, sold exclusively on Amazon.com.

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Comedy Invasion, the First Diverse Canadian Stand-up Comedy TV Series, to World Premiere at Toronto’s Historic CineCycle

A couple of months earlier, I called almost every Toronto screening venue but no no would return my call other than Martin Heath of CineCycle. And it is why I decided to world premiere my TV series Comedy Invasion, the first diverse Canadian Content stand-up TV series on Sat Nov 26 from 2 pm to 6 pm Eastern Time at Toronto’s CineCycle.

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The 2K Restored Version of Flow Is Arguably Quentin Lee’s First Feature

A prolific filmmaker and creator who started UCLA Film School in 1993, Quentin Lee has set off to make stories about his community, queer Asians,…

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Hong Kong, a Tragedy: From Pearl of the Orient to a City that Dare Not Speak Its Name

Hong Kong descends from Pearl of the Orient to a city that dare not speak its name as filmmaker Quentin Lee watches with sadness.

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Achieving Equity for Asian Canadians in Media on Sep 1, 2021 at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT

Quentin Lee is a filmmaker who had his first feature, “Shopping for Fangs,” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of Perspective Canada…

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Age Is Just a Number: Why I Started Making Digital Art

As a filmmaker, I’ve worked with many actors since I started in the industry in 1993, attending graduate film school (MFA) at UCLA. As I…

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