There’s a reason why 80% of California’s donut shops are owned by Cambodian Americans, and it’s because of the vision and perseverance of immigrant Ted Ngoy. After earning his trust, filmmaker Alice Gu created “The Donut King” which is an honest telling of Ngoy’s rags-to-riches-to-downfall story. Intro: Not-So-Distant Anymore
Alice Gu launched her successful cinematography career initially as a still photographer. She soon realized that she could develop her creative vision further in moving images and began pursuing a career in the motion picture world. Her style ranges from raw grit to elegant beauty.
As a Director of Photography, she has worked with world-renowned directors such as Werner Herzog, Stacy Peralta, Rory Kennedy, and Daniel Junge. When Alice is not shooting, she can be found surfing, snowboarding, and traveling the world in pursuit of art and waves.
Her directorial debut, “The Donut King,” earned her the award for emerging director at the Asian American International Film Festival in 2020.