The Race Epidemic is about another outbreak caused by Covid-19 - An epidemic of racism against Asian Americans. With a politicized pandemic sweeping through the country and a president calling it the Chinese Virus, the rise of attacks and hate against Asian Americans is not surprising. Can naming a virus after an ethnic of people cause the outbreak of an epidemic of hate? Or is it something hidden deeper within American society? “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” The film takes a close examination of xenophobia and racism against Asian Americans caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
2022 New York film awards
2022 Las Vegas film festival
2022 Richmond film festival
2022 Independent film awards
2021 Chinese American film festival
Best Documentary film at the 17th Chinese American Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Screening of THE RACE EPIDEMIC
Tony's interview on THE RACE EPIDEMIC
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Tony Shyu is a noted director and award-winning screenwriter. Tony spent many years in Asia creating award-winning commercials for major brands such as Avon, Volvo, and Visa. He won the Taiwan Times award, which is Asia’s equivalent of a Clio award. The PSA he directed for API Vote starring George Takei, John Cho, and Constance Wu won the 2016 Videographer award.He is also currently in production on Macau Omen (2018), which has won numerous awards including Best Screenplays.
A film script
A developing feature film
Winner of 2018 Independent Horror Movie Awards -Best feature film script.
Winner of 2018 Global film festival award – Best feature film screenplay.
2018 Diversity film and script showcase winners – Official selection.
2018 CWA- Creative world awards - Finalist
2018 PAGE AWARD- Semi-Finalist
2018- 13HORROR.COM FILM & SCREENPLAY CONTEST- Finalist
Highly recommended script score of 78 on slated.com
An American expat in Macau enlists the help of a young psychic to find his wife's killer only to discover that he might have been possessed by a dark force and committed the crime himself.
TEQUILA BODY SHOTS- DIRECTED BY Tony Shyu
Tequila body shots is Tony's feature directorial debut. It's a horror/comedy film disturbed by Lions Gate.
Watch the acclaimed short film that inspired the feature film.
Macau twilight was official selection of BFI London film festival, L.A. international short film fest
Tony Shyu is a noted director and award-winning screenwriter. Tony serves as director and producer of the project. Tony spent many years in Asia creating award-winning commercials for major brands such as Avon, Volvo, and Visa. He won the Taiwan Times award, which is Asia’s equivalent of a Clio award. The PSA he directed for API Vote starring George Takei, John Cho, and Constance Wu won the 2016 Videographer award.
He is also currently in production on Macau Omen (2018), which has won numerous awards including Best Screenplay at the 2012 Gotham film awards. His short film, Macau Twilight (2008), was an official selection at the BFI London Film Festival. Tony also wrote, directed and produced a feature film, Tequila Body Shots (1999), which was distributed by Lionsgate.
Tony received his B.A. and M.F.A. in film from the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, which is known for creating visual storytellers. His classmates at Art Center included famed award-winning directors Michael Bay, Zack Snyder, and Tarsem Singh, among many others.