Screened as part of NZIFF 2013

Linsanity 2013

Directed by Evan Jackson Leong

This close-up encounter with NBA star Jeremy Lin was in the works long before he exploded onto the scene in February 2012. “Not just a stirring sports drama but also a classic immigrant-family success story.” — Hollywood Reporter

USA In English and Mandarin with English subtitles
89 minutes HDCAM

Director, Photography


Christopher C. Chen
Allen Lu
Brian Yang


Greg Louie


The Newton Brothers


Daniel Dae Kim


Jeremy Lin
Gieming Lin
Joseph Lin
Joshua Lin
Shirley Lin
Jim Sutter
Peter Diepenbrock
Stephen Chen
Mitch Stephens
Gary McKnight
Josh Fan
Pablo Torre


Sundance, SXSW 2013

“When pro basketball player Jeremy Lin burst into the national consciousness in a flurry of record-setting games with the New York Knicks last winter, most fans – and even many sports professionals – had little clue about who he even was. While a surge of global enthusiasm, quickly dubbed ‘Linsanity’, pushed him to international celebrity, in reality Lin was struggling for the opportunity to sign a multi-year NBA contract. Chinese- American filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong already was shooting a documentary about Lin’s career well before the stardom stage, which allows him to bring an insider’s perspective to one of the NBA’s most memorable career starts… With a mix of personal interviews – including extensive on-camera discussions with Lin, combined with more informal scenes – home-video footage from Lin’s childhood and clips from his high school and college careers, as well as game-play commentary from ESPN and other broadcasters, Leong has assembled a film that’s not just a stirring sports drama but also a classic immigrant-family success story.” — Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter