Roy Hsu

Roy Hsu

Screenwriter, Actor and Photographer (Still)

Seattle, Washington

Member Since:
December 2017
Last online:
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About Roy

Roy Hsu is a screenwriter and actor living in Seattle. He grew up in Kansas and Pennsylvania as a gay kid in a Chinese Southern Baptist family raised by his immigrant parents—an artist in a family of scientists. Early in life through early adulthood, he secretly struggled with an undiagnosed learning disability, leading him to doubt graduating from high school or gaining employment and would become homeless. Despite all this, he graduated from the Tyler School of Art, moved to New York City, held senior executive positions as an advertising creative director, was president of a photography trade organization, and had a photography business. Seeking a life change, he moved to Seattle and became a financial advisor and an active angel investor, mentoring and funding startups in the venture world. Discovering his dyslexia a few years ago inspired Roy to pursue writing, drawing upon his experiences as part of the Asian, LGBT, and disability communities and obtaining success while struggling with self-doubt to tell socially conscious stories of self-acceptance, identity, and the intersectionality of visible and invisible diverse groups.

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Happy to connect with everyone if I can be of service. Reach out if you are interested in script swaps or just networking and want to meet for a zoom chat.

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Loglines

  • BLACK DRAGON

    BLACK DRAGON Historical War During WWII in Seattle, a white-passing half Japanese woman covertly communicates with her Japanese-American lover imprisoned in a Californian internment camp, gathering evidence of government crimes to bolster ACLU court cases to shut the camps down.

  • BLACK DRAGON

    BLACK DRAGON Drama Historical During WWII in Seattle, a white-passing half Japanese woman covertly communicates with her Japanese-American lover imprisoned in a Californian internment camp, gathering evidence of government crimes to bolster ACLU court cases to shut the camps down.

  • LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

    LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON Comedy In Milwaukee, a gay son guides his father in a midlife crisis through the sequined rollercoaster of coming out of the closet.

  • THE DREAM LIFE OF A CLOWN

    THE DREAM LIFE OF A CLOWN Comedy In a world where clowns are the top celebrities, an up-and-comer in an identity crisis struggles to hide his Asian heritage after gaining success when mistaken for white.

  • CHEAP ASS ASIAN

    CHEAP ASS ASIAN Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Comedy A money-saving influencer seeking her big break risks losing her wedding and relationships when she goes all out to win a “Best Wedding on a Budget” social media competition.

Awards

  • Double Recommend/BLACK DRAGON
    (2022)

  • Double Recommend/THE DREAM LIFE OF A CLOWN
    (2022)

  • CineQuest top 50/BLACK DRAGON
    (2022)

  • Richmond International Film Festival, Finalist/BLACK DRAGON
    (2022)

  • Austin Film Festival, Semi Finalist/CHEAP ASS ASIAN
    (2022)

  • Big Break, Quarter Finalist/THE DREAM LIFE OF A CLOWN
    (2022)

  • Double Recommend/CHEAP ASS ASIAN
    (2022)

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