The story of Taiwanese-American immigrant from Chopin to star Eddie Liu, Leon Dai and Chen Shu-Fang

Chopin is the feature directorial debut of award-winning commercial director Vincent Lin

Eddie Liu (Kung Fu, Never Have I Ever, Silicon Valley) and Golden Horse Film Award winners Chen Shu-Fang (Little Big Women, Dear Tenant) and Leon Dai (Your Name Engraved Herein, Cannot Live Without You), are set to star in the upcoming feature film Chopin, a first-generation Taiwanese-American immigrant story set in suburban America. Chen Shu-Fang and Leon Dai cemented their legacy in film history with over 90 years of combined acting in Taiwanese television and feature films, rising through the ranks to become one of the country’s most notable talents.

Chopin is the feature directorial debut of Valiant Pictures’ award-winning commercial director Vincent Lin, whose co-founder Matthew D’Amato is executive producing (Clementine, Snakehead). Casting directors include Ashley Ingram and Michael D’Amato (The United States vs. Billie Holiday, When They See Us). With HuiChieh Danielle Yen of Select Entertainment TW as a consultant and producing partner. Production begins in early 2023.

Synopsis: Chopin tells the story of Chopin Wu (Eddie Liu), who returns to the small-town American home where he grew up to mend an estranged relationship with his workaholic father (Leon Dai). With the sudden appearance of his sick grandmother (Chen Shu-Fang), he is confronted with a past that he had left behind. Amid a health crisis and a broken family, Chopin is forced to reexamine old relationships, embrace a heritage he once denied, and discover the importance of family and identity.

Lin notes, “As first-generation Taiwanese Americans, like many first-generation immigrants, we grew up between two worlds. This generational, language, and cultural divide created a dissonance that often translated into misunderstanding, prejudice, and strife within our own families, as well as in the community and relationships around us. Drawing on my personal upbringing of immigrant family assimilation, Chopin’s story explores how to bridge that gap and what it means to be Asian-American… And is that different from just being American?

Liu is represented by Greene & Associates Talent Agency. Chen Shu-Fang and Leon Dai are represented and managed by Select Entertainment TW.


Eddie Liu is an American actor who was born in Queens, New York to Chinese immigrant parents. His first major television credit was a recurring role on the Emmy-nominated HBO sitcom Silicon Valley and a guest-starring role on Comedy Central’s Broad City and Time Traveling Bong. Liu’s breakout role was in Mindy Kaling’s international hit Never Have I Ever Done This on Netflix. Eddie plays Henry Yan, one of the main characters heading into season 3 of The CW’s Kung Fu.

In November 2020, Chen Shu-Fang (陳淑芳) made history as the oldest winner of a Golden Horse acting award. After an acting career that spanned more than 60 years, she became the first person at the History of the Golden Horse Film Awards to win Best Supporting Actress and Best Leading Actress in the same year. Chen won Best Leading Actress for Little Big Women (孤味), in which she plays a mother of three daughters who has to deal with the funeral of her runaway husband, along with her secret lover. her. She won Best Supporting Actress in the movie Dear Tenant (親愛的房客)), where she moved audiences with her strong portrayal of an elderly grandmother vulnerable to terminal illness.

Leon Dai (戴立忍), one of the most sought-after male leads in Taiwan, has won two Golden Bell Awards for Best Leading Actor in a TV Series, as well as a total of 14 nominations and seven wins at the Golden Horse Film Festival. . His film Cannot Live Without You (不能没有你) won five awards at the 46th Golden Horse Film Awards, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Best Film of the Year, and the Audience Choice Award. Leon has played a wide variety of characters throughout his career, including the vulnerable Chang Jia-Han, who mends a broken heart in Your Heart Engraved Herein (刻在你心底的名字), winner of the Best Supporting Actor award. at the Osaka Film Festival, as well as the gritty but incredibly funny gangster with a heart of gold in Elena (愛琳娜). With a career spanning many decades, Leon has solidified his lifelong legacy within Taiwanese cinema.

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About Select Entertainment TW

Select Entertainment Co., Ltd. is a Taipei-based film, television and media company specializing in original content creation, international co-production, international production services and talent management. Founder HuiChieh ‘Danielle’ Yen established Select Entertainment in 2020 with a vision to create a diversified creative platform and transform the Taiwanese film market into a major player on the world stage. The Select team is made up of passionate film professionals from Taiwan, the US and Germany who bring to each project decades of combined domestic and international filmmaking experience from companies like Pixar Animation Studios, prestigious training programs like Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris and under acclaimed directors like Tsui Hark.

The name “Select” reflects Select Entertainment’s strict adherence to quality. Since its founding, the company has helped produce such works as the 2020 Golden Horse Award-winning film “Your Name Engraved Herein” (Canadian locations) and has signed talent such as Golden Horse Award winners Ricky Ho (film composition), Leon Dai (Best Director, Original Screenplay and Supporting Actor) and Zach Ireland. Select maintains a close partnership with Glassbox Technologies, a leading developer of LED virtual production stage technology, enabling filmmakers to use state-of-the-art, real-time imaging to expand the scope of what can be filmed at a fraction of the cost of a traditional movie. Works in progress set for release in 2023 include “The Yani Tseng Story” from the makers of the award-winning documentary “Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story,” the feature film “Sonya,” directed by Chris Pong and executive produced by Wai-But Tang and the VR animated short film about climate change “Eisbär: A Fantastical Journey”.

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