The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge is excited to reveal that the winner of the 2017 Best Filmmaker award will win a mentorship session with actor, writer, and director Randall Park.
Randall Park is one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in both film and television.
Park can currently be seen in the third season of the hit ABC comedy series Fresh Off The Boat as Louis Huang, the patriarch of a Taiwanese family adjusting to a new life in Orlando in the 1990s after moving from Washington D.C. Based on the memoir of chef and restaurateur Eddie Huang, the half-hour, single-camera comedy is the first network television show to focus on an Asian American family in 20 years. His work in the series earned him a 2016 Critics Choice nomination for best actor in a comedy series.
Park’s film credits include Trainwreck, alongside Amy Schumer, Tilda Swinton and Bill Hader; The Interview, in which he starred as “Kim Jong-un” alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco; the box-office hit Neighbors, alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron; Sex Tape, opposite Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel; They Came Together; The Five-Year Engagement; Dinner for Schmucks; Larry Crowne; The Good Doctor; and Fragments. Park’s TV credits include Veep; The Office; New Girl; Curb Your Enthusiasm; House; The Mindy Project; Cold Case; CSI; Reno 911!; Wild N Out; and The Sarah Silverman Program.
Park won a ‘Best Actor Award’ at the 2010 NBC’s Short Cuts Film Festival for the short Blueberry, which he also wrote. He is also the recipient of the 2011 CAPE ‘New Writers Award’ for an original pilot he wrote entitled Erasists. Park is a constant presence on the web and is a frequent contributor to the monthly web series showcase and competition Channel 101, created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program). His work can be found on www.randallparkplace.com.
In addition to the mentorship, the winner of the Best Filmmaker award will also win a Dell 2-in-1 computer and a spot to screen their film at the HollyShorts Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatres.