AD 192 | Julian Doan x Raymond Lee
Julian Doan is a second-generation Vietnamese American filmmaker. He enjoys exploring the uncomfortable corners of our existence through awkward, yet heartfelt comedy. His past projects include the sentient zombie digital series “Everyone I Love Is Dead”. He is currently working on the editorial team of HBO's “In Treatment”. He loves the great outdoors and looks forward to seeing a Vietnamese American film renaissance in his lifetime. He is thrilled to be premiering “Raspberry” at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and is beyond thankful for the stunning cast and crew who all brought this film to life.
Raymond Lee was a series regular in Alan Ball’s HBO series, “Here and Now” opposite Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter. He has recurring roles on “Prodigal Son”, “Mozart in the Jungle”, and Scandal. Theater credits include the world premiere productions of “Vietgone at Manhattan Theater Club”, which he was awarded the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Debut, “Office Hour” opposite Sandra Oh at South Coast Repertory, and “Cambodian Rock Band” also at South Coast Repertory. He will be next seen in the PARAMOUNT feature film “Top Gun: Maverick opposite Tom Cruise, Jon Hamm, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly and as a series regular in upcoming the AMC series “Kevin Can F*ck Himself”. Raymond resides in Los Angeles, CA.
- The subject and absurdity of death
- Speaking openly about death
- The origins of “Raspberry”
- Being emotionally available towards inspiration
- The creative process behind character creation
- Yoshino’s personal approach to photography and inspiration
- Processing death and dealing with loss Reactions to “Raspberry”
- The tone of the film
- Subtle nuances of expression
- The differences between Eastern and Western thoughts
- Julian and Raymond’s collaborative relationship
- Creatively pushing yourself and others Asian men within the arts and film
- Advice to artists and creatives