JM Arrow is a mixed raced feminist, activist & writer covering queer, religion, race and gender. She is a proud Sussex girl & loves Jaffa Cakes.
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 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 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.
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.
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).
Matt Lim is an award-winning actor, writer, theatre- and film-maker. As well as being a published academic author, Matt has experience working in print and radio journalism, both in the UK and abroad. He is the artistic director of Punchline Theatre, and is currently working with Themis Creative on the TV series LUCID.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.