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Seeking Asian Female


"Seeking Asian Female" is an eccentric modern love story about Steven and Sandy – an aging white man with “yellow fever” who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie, a Chinese American filmmaker, documents and narrates with skepticism and humor, from the early stages of Steven’s search, through the moment Sandy steps foot in California for the first time, to a year into their precarious union. Global migration, Sino-American relations and the perennial battle of the sexes, weigh in on the fate of their marriage in this intimate and quirky personal documentary.


Director(s): Debbie Lum

Executive Producer(s): ITVS, KQED

Producer(s): Debbie Lum

Cinematographer: Debbie Lum

Editor(s): Tina Nguyen, Amy Ferraris, Debbie Lum

Sound Designer: Phil Perkins

Music: Gordy Haab

Director Bio


Debbie Lum is a San Francisco-based filmmaker. "Seeking Asian Female" marks her feature-length directing debut. For years she worked as a documentary editor. Her credits include "A.K.A Don Bonus" (Emmy winner) and "Kelly Loves Tony" (nominated for Best Documentary by the IDA) which she also co-produced.


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