Directed by Evan Jackson Leong | Produced by Allen Lu | USA | 2013 | 88 min.
Sat, Feb. 22 | 7PM | McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Come enjoy a special post-screening discussion with producer Allen Lu (perhaps he will reveal some secrets about what it was like to work behind the set with Jeremy Lin). Signed DVDs, posters, and t-shirts will be available for sale, and a reception with samples of delicious Taiwanese cuisine will be provided for the first 200 guests.
What do faith, ambition, and basketball have in common? For Jeremy Lin, NBA stardom didn't just happen overnight. Lin, an American basketball player of Taiwanese descent, managed to achieve great success without the aid of any athletic scholarships or drafts upon graduating from Harvard University. In this inspiring story of perseverance, Lin proves that a player of only 6 foot 3 can make it to the top. Now a crucial member of the Houston Rockets, Lin attributes his ability to overcome obstacles to loving family support and devout Christian beliefs. In Linsanity, we watch as Lin shoots hoops and stays positive before going onto achieve NBA fame - a true "slam dunk" of a film.
Director & Producer
Allen Lu is an eCommerce entrepreneur now thrust into the world of sports and entertainment. He started his career working in technology then working for American Eagle Outfitters launched two brands online, MartinandOsa.com and 77kids.com. After developing an eCommerce brand strategy for GNC, he worked as VP of Technology, Supply Chain and Distribution at ModCloth.com. Now Allen consults for various retail and technology startups while also developing business opportunities for Jeremy Lin. Allen graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Information Systems.
Evan Jackson Leong is a sixth-generation Chinese American native of San Francisco. Leong has worked with his mentor, director Justin Lin, on Better Luck Tomorrow, which screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and The Fast & The Furious. He also served as co-producer of Lin's Finishing the Game: The Search for the New Bruce Lee, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Leong directed two half-hour, nationally broadcast films: Him Mark Lai: The People's Historian and Forging a Feature: The Journey of Better Luck Tomorrow. He recently completed his first feature-length documentary, 1040: Christianity in the New Asia; and is very much in demand as a director and producer of music videos.