To assemble the CAPE List, the two groups put out calls for submissions from filmmakers of Asian descent whose works include an Asian protagonist or at least two Asian characters.
“It’s a good time to be writing Asian American stories because there’s such a push for diversity right now,” he said.
But due to the scarcity of A-List Asian stars, Croll said, it can be difficult to generate interest in an Asian protagonist.
“Mother-Daughter,” the feature script by Tricia Lee, explores an unlikely friendship that develops between an undocumented Asian mother and a transgender teen.
Lee’s screenplay explores the unlikely friendship between an undocumented Asian mother and a transgender teen.