About Us

Strong Asian Lead is more than a film school; it’s a revolution in Asian American storytelling. We are an educational platform committed to forging a dynamic pipeline into Hollywood for emerging Asian American writers and filmmakers.

With a strong belief in the power of education as the cornerstone for breaking industry barriers, we equip creatives with the essential skills and resources to carve their own unique path. Our mission is to accelerate your journey, ensuring that every story is heard, seen, and celebrated.

Our Mission

At Strong Asian Lead, our mission is to revolutionize Asian American storytelling by empowering emerging writers and filmmakers with the tools, resources, and community they need to break industry barriers and redefine Hollywood. We are committed to nurturing creativity, fostering collaboration, and amplifying diverse voices, thereby making Asian American narratives an integral part of the global cultural fabric.

Our Vision

We envision a thriving Asian American community shaping a diverse film industry. Strong Asian Lead is a sanctuary for creativity and collaboration, breaking barriers to Hollywood. 

Our Horizon

Through education, we nurture Asian American talents in writing, acting, and filmmaking. Our goal is to foster production companies, enhance studio communication, and humanize our stories as part of the American narrative.

Our Strategy

Through education, we’re not just nurturing talents; we’re building production companies, enhancing studio communication, and making Asian American stories a vital part of the American narrative.

The Film School You Never Had

Welcome to Strong Asian Lead, the leading Asian-American film school where education is our foundation and community our strength.

In a Hollywood landscape increasingly enriched by our culture and storytelling, we stand as a beacon of creativity and collaboration. We are here to hone your skills, fuel your passion, and empower you to break barriers, fostering a future where Asian American voices resonate as an integral part of the American narrative.

Our Values


We value lifelong learning, knowing there’s always room for growth. Each day is a new chance to enrich our stories and ourselves


Community the cornerstone of our work. We prioritize making education accessible, so every voice can be heard and every story told. 


As we ascend, we lift each other, uniting to redefine Hollywood. Our commitment to alliance makes success a shared journey.

Asian Americans in Media

Our emphasis is on the Asian American narrative, a unique and complex tapestry distinct from the broader Asian context. This distinction is crucial as the contributions of the Asian Diaspora to American cinema have historically been overlooked and minimized. We shine a spotlight on both mainstream and independent films of the past century, celebrating and illuminating the rich legacies of Asians in Hollywood. Through our work, we strive to recognize and uplift these important voices and stories from the annals of American cinematic history.

Inclusive Spaces

We are more than just a school; we are a vibrant, inclusive space fostering mutual understanding and respect. We celebrate the diversity within our community, embracing Asians of all descents and backgrounds. This includes Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, mixed-identity individuals, adoptees, people with disabilities, and individuals across all gender identities and expressions. 

While our emphasis is on the Asian American experience, we warmly welcome allies eager to learn about our community.

By immersing yourself in our narrative films and entertainment, you will encounter the Asian-American perspective up close and personal. Join us as we bridge cultural gaps and build a rich tapestry of shared experiences through the power of cinema.

Our Programs

  1. Script Ninja Writing Program: A program designed to elevate your writing skills, offering mentorship from industry professionals and a platform for authentic storytelling.

  2. Legacy Screening Series: A curated series that showcases groundbreaking films in Asian representation, sparking meaningful dialogues and inspiring future creatives.

  3. Directory: Your all-access pass to the Asian American entertainment community, offering a pitch board, casting calls, and a promotional platform for your projects.

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