A Shot Through the Wall | Kenny Leu on Telling More Asian Stories [Exclusive Interview]

Kenny Leu in A Shot Through the Wall

Kenny Leu in A Shot Through the Wall

As America focuses on black and white racial issues, A Shot Through the Wall reminds audiences that current events apply to all racial barriers. Actor Kenny Leu sees this drama film as an extension of storytelling that expands to other cultural perspectives—particularly Asians.

The film stars Leu, Ciara Renee, Clifton Davis, Lynn Chen, Tzi Ma, Derek Goh, and Dan Lauria. Aimee Long directed and wrote the movie.

Here is the official synopsis:

After an accidental shooting of an innocent Black man in Brooklyn, Chinese-American police officer Mike Tan must wade through his profound guilt as he attempts to navigate the complicated worlds of media, justice, and racial politics.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta held a discussion with the lead actor Kenny Leu on the complex character going through the aftermath of an accidental police shooting. Also, we talked about telling Asian stories, Chinese culture, and cross-cultural interactions.

Kenny Leu graduated with an engineering degree from UC Berekely to work on tech startups in Silicon Valley and compete in martial arts tournaments worldwide. After one of his startups was sold, he pursued acting and landed roles on NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Player. He is widely recognized on the web series Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope as Gohan which generated over 34 million views. Also, he starred in several films, including NatGeo’s The Long Road Home, Roland Emmerich’s Midway, and the action film Yakuza Princess.

A Shot Through the Wall is in select theaters and is available On Demand today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Kenny Leu below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Vertical Entertainment

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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