Directed by: Timothy Tau 2012 | 12 min.

Section: Shorts Programs

Premiere: Los Angeles

Film Website

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Drama, History, Period piece


Community Co-Presenter:

Asian American Journalists Associations- LA Chapter

KEYE LUKE (an expanded version of director Timothy Tau’s Armed With a Camera short) tells the story of Keye Luke, a pioneering Asian American actor most known for being the original Kato in the 1940s feature THE GREEN HORNET and the "Number One Son," Lee Chan, in the Charlie Chan films. With credits in over 200 film and television roles, Keye Luke’s story has largely been untold. Using dramatic enactments and a staged monologue delivered by actor Feodor Chin, KEYE LUKE tells the story of this acting pioneer’s early life and work.


Sunday, May 12 3:00 PM CGV Cinemas 2 Date Passed
Plays with:  A Look Back DINO

Cast & Crew

Producer Timothy Tau
Director Timothy Tau
Writer Ed Moy, Timothy Tau
Cinematographer Rick Darge
Art Director Costume Design: Bao Tranchi
Editor Timothy Tau
Cast Jennifer Chang, Feodor Chin, Robert Factor, James Huang, David Huynh, Archie Kao, Elaine Kao, Jolene Kim, Mei Melancon, Burl Moseley, Britt Prentice, Cynthia San Luis, Jessika Van, Hedy Wong, Becky Wu, Kelvin Han Yee
Music Director George Shaw
Sound Mark Armes, Devin Finch