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Academy of the Arts Alumni, Carl Li, portrays violent gang member Chicken Wing in Martin Scorsese-produced film, Revenge of the Green Dragons.
On October 24, 2014, the Martin Scorsese produced film Revenge of the Green Dragons will debut in select theaters nationwide. RotGD stars actor Carl Li alongside Justin Chon (Twilight), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), and Kevin Wu (Hang Loose), and was directed by the Hong Kong directors Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo. Scorsese’s Oscar-winning film The Departed was an adaptation of the popular Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs, which Lau directed.Directors Lau and Loo collaborate on RotGD, based on the true story of Chinese brothers Sonny (Chon) and Steven (Wu), who immigrate to America in search of “The American Dream.” Instead,they are drawn into a vicious war between rival New York gangs, the Green Dragons and the White Tigers.
In his major feature film debut, Carl Li portrays Chicken Wing as a vicious enforcer for the Green Dragon’s leader, I Chung (actor Leonard Wu), extorting, drug dealing and delighting in using his position of power in the gang to torture members of opposing gangs.
Li is a Hong Kong-born actor who grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut. He is listed in the Top Asian Actors To Watch For on IMDB. His notable works prior to RotGD include the films Smoke and Mirrors, Loveless, and Conlang, and he has a recurring role in the web-series Math Warriors and The Outreach. Li is a talented dancer and a member of the David Shen Dance Group. He also served as acting President of the Asian American Film Lab from 2010 to 2012. Since Green Dragons, Li has produced Golden Time, the newest album from Brooklyn indie rock band Late Cambrian. He was also the Senior Editor on Jaysen Headley’s new novel, A Love Story for Witches.
Li recently returned from the Toronto International Film Festival where RotGD premiered, and will be in attendance at upcoming festivals in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Washington DC, San Diego and the LA premiere where the film will be screening prior to its theatrical release.
For more information on Carl Li and the film, please visit his website at Carlkli.Wordpress.com/about, his Revenge of the Green Dragons NEWS page and the official website: RevengeoftheGreenDragons.com.