The Current Working Group

Rebecca Boey

Rebecca Boey is an actor, writer & filmmaker. She trained at East 15 & is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme & BBC Writers’ Room London Voices Group. She is a co-founder of Jackdaw, the production company with whom she created Jade Dragon, an award-winning comedy web series about working in a Chinese takeaway.

Natalie Cheung

Natalie Cheung is an award winning leader, volunteer & civil engineer. For her volunteer work & active citizenship, Natalie was awarded the YMCA England & Wales Young Leader of the Year 2018, University of Manchester Medal of Social Responsibility & the Amy Johnson Inspiration award for promoting diversity. Natalie hosts podcast Yellow Bee Pod .

Julian Chou-Lambert

Julian Chou-Lambert is an award winning opera singer, composer & documentary specialist. Trained at Cambridge University & the Royal Academy of Music, he has performed with OperaUpClose, Berlin Opernfest, and ENO. Composing credits include The Art of the Night, Bonobo, The Lingerer. Documentary script editing credits include Empires of Silver for Matchlight Pictures, & The Six: Titanic’s Last Secret with James Cameron.

Christopher CF Chow

Christopher CF Chow BFE is an editor. His latest film, The Complex was directed by Paul Raschid (White Chamber) & written by Lynn Renee Maxcy (The Handmaid’s Tale). In 2017, Christopher was awarded Best Feature Editing at FilmQuest Film Festival for Charismata. Christopher is a governor of the British Film Editors & the founder of BEAM Network.

Rosa Fong

Rosa Fong is an academic & award winning filmmaker.  Her films have garnered accolades from the British Film Institute, Arts Council of England & UK Film Council.  She has directed programmes for BBC & Channel 4 television. She is currently in development with feature film, Sigh of the Sea, based on the true story of the forced repatriation of Chinese seamen after World War II.

Tuyet Van Huynh

Tuyet Van Huynh is a theatre & film producer, film programmer & curator. Her focus is to create spaces for BESEA creatives and communities. She is the cofounder of VanThanh Productions, a platform for enabling minority groups to tell their own stories. In 2019, she produced the first British Vietnamese play Summer Rolls. She is also the Co-Director & Producer of Interactive Film production company.

Emma Ko

Emma Ko has written extensively across film & TV including animation Chopsocky Chooks for Cartoon Network and dramas series Hollyoaks for Channel 4. Her film work includes First, which won an award at the British Horror Film Festival. Emma also wrote the play, When Bill Met Robert, which was showcased at Slung Low Shorts in Leeds. Emma is part of the writing team on the latest project from the producers of the Netflix hit, Dark.

Mingyu Lin

Mingyu Lin is a director for stage & film. She trained at RCSSD & is an alumnus of the Royal Court Writers’ Program. She has directed & written short films which have won finalist awards at Sundance Shorts, Sci-Fi London, Enter the Pitch & ITN’s Nativity Factor. Stage directing credits include: Does My Bomb Look Big in This (Soho Theatre), Overheard (York Theatre Royal/Nottingham Lakeside/Wun’s Tearoom), No Bond So Strong (Mac Birmingham), Grotto (National Theatre Studios) & Rice Paper Tales (Albany/Mac Birmingham).

JM Arrow

JM Arrow is a mixed raced feminist, activist & writer covering queer, religion, race and gender. She is a proud Sussex girl & loves Jaffa Cakes.

Jennifer Lim

Jennifer Lim is an actor & filmmaker. She was born in Singapore but has spent much of her life in the UK. She is best known for her role as Kana in Hostel & has appeared on stage at the Young Vic and American Repertory Theatre. She is currently working on Leviathan, a ten-part narrative film by Shezad Dawood. As a filmmaker Jennifer wrote, produced, co-directed & starred in Night Lives [Film London], co-directed & associate produced Mercutio’s Dreaming – Killing of a Chinese Actor. She is a co-founder of Moongate Productions.

Chip Nguyen

Chip Nguyen is an actor born & raised in the Czech Republic. He stared in feature film, Miss Hanoi. He has since moved from Prague to London to pursue acting further & on a more international scale. He is represented by Red Shaw Management.

Lucy Sheen

Lucy Sheen was born & orphaned in Hong Kong, then exported to the UK as a transracial adoptee. She trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama. Her first role was the lead in the groundbreaking British film Ping Pong. She has since gone on to appear on stage, film & TV on prime time shows including Call The Midwife, Casualty, Eastenders. She is a published, writer, poet & playwright, loves dim sum, green tea & Yorkshire pudding.

Paul Sng

Paul Sng is a British Chinese documentary filmmaker & writer whose work is designed to amplify the voices of people who are rarely heard in the arts & culture. In 2015, he founded Velvet Joy Productions to produce films about people who challenge the status quo, by working in a collaborative way to capture extraordinary aspects of everyday life. Paul’s documentaries have been broadcast on national television & screened internationally.

Chi Thai

Chi Thai is a Vietnamese refugee & independent British filmmaker. She was awarded a BFI Vision Award in 2020 & was listed in Creative England’s Top 50 creative companies in 2016. Recent credits include Little Miss Sumo [Netflix Original], one-off drama, Automat [Sky], & the RTS nominated feature, IF. She is currently adapting the award winning book, The Promise by Nicola Davies & Laura Carlin for the BBC.

Diana Whitehead

Diana Whitehead is an experienced Arts & Culture PR specialist working across theatre, exhibitions & events. Diana is proud of her East Asian heritage and passionate about diversity and representation in the Arts. This informs the way she works and who she works with. In 2016, Diana founded Fourth Wall PR, a boutique PR & Marketing agency that prides itself in working with clients whose productions champion unheard voices.

Elaine Wong

Elaine Wong is a film programmer & curator, working at the intersection of art, film & emerging technologies including virtual reality. She is a Short Film Programmer at the BFI London Film Festival, focusing on new talent & spotlighting untold stories.

Daniel York Loh

Daniel York Loh is an actor, writer & filmmaker. He has appeared at the Royal Court, RSC, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, & in the films Rogue Trader & The Beach. He is one of 21 writers of colour featured in the best-selling anthology The Good Immigrant. His plays include The Fu Manchu Complex (Ovalhouse) & Forgotten 遗忘 (Arcola). His films have screened in festivals worldwide & include Mercutio’s Dreaming: The Killing of a Chinese Actor, Dream of Emerald Hill & Hall of Mirrors. He is a co-founder of Moongate Productions.

Dr. Diana Yeh

Dr Diana Yeh is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Culture, & the Creative Industries at City, University of London. She is the author of The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity & co-editor of the volume Contesting British Chinese Culture (Palgrave, (2018). She currently runs the research project BEAST – British East Asians on Screen and Stage, funded by City University. She is also Principal Investigator of the British Academy/ Leverhulme project, Becoming East & South East Asian: Race, Ethnicity & the Politics of Belonging.