Our TEAM

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DANIELLE CHANG / CREATOR + HOST + PRODUCER

Danielle is host of the Lucky Chow television series and the founder of the LUCKYRICE Festival, a nationwide showcase of Asian food culture in the U.S. For Lucky Chow, she has put together both iconic and rising star chefs to showcase the unprecedented interest in Asian culture today and the stories behind why our tastebuds are gravitating East. Born in Taipei, Danielle learned from an early age that food + family = a recipe for happiness. She learned how to make zongzi from her 98 year old Shanghai grandmother, grew up eating chicken feet in Houston when Asian food (and Asians) were a novelty, and then moved to the Bay Area for high school where NOT being Asian was a novelty.

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WILLIAM LI / HOST + PRODUCER

William is the co-host and co-producer of Season Four of Lucky Chow and the Executive Director of LUCKYRICE.  Born in Manhattan’s Chinatown,  William was raised by his mother and grandmother, immigrants who instilled in him the importance of hard work and hustle, and a lifelong appreciation for the art form that is food.  From his daily shopping trips to the neighborhood markets with his grandmother to watching his mother prepare elaborate family dinners, William understood the power of sharing a meal and hopes to help narrate rich stories of Asian culture through the lens of food on Lucky Chow.

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FRANCISCO ALIWALAS / PINATUBO INC

Francisco produced countless original digital content  for  Discovery, Nat Geo Wild, Refinery 29, Food Network, HGTV, DIY Network, Cooking  Channel, Bloomberg TV and for a wide range of brands: Nike, Lexus, Fios, and Lonely Planet. He has directed commercials for Dodge and Wendy’s and broadcast specials for Travel Channel.

www.FranFilm.com

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RICHARD PATTERSON / FOUR BENT CORNERS

Four Bent Corners is a full-service boutique production company with offices in

Amsterdam and New York. Storytelling is the heart of what we do and it is our focus to capture life in motion, successfully turning our clients’ vision into compelling and engaging content. 

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KATHRYN SHELDON

Kathryn Sheldon is a Photographer and Emmy-winning Director of Photography who brings stories and creative visions to life. Although her specialty is the culinary and hospitality realm (which includes contributing to Lucky Chow)  previous roles at MTV and NBC have found her on the runway of an F18 fighter jet, in the kitchen with chef Eric Ripert, and on the front lines of the Met Gala. She can usually be found on the hunt for a glass of Japanese whiskey and a fresh baguette.

PREVIOUS SEASONS

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KINGS COUNTY PRODUCTIONS (SEASON 3)

Established in 2015, Kings County Productions is a Brooklyn-based production company that travels the world on a quest to create compelling visual stories. Brady Leifer and Eric Jankstrom, KCP’s founders, are driven by a passion for creating narratives that honestly depict our human stories in a broader social context. Their work can be seen at KCPNYC.COM

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CAAM / CO-PRESENTER (SEASONS 1 & 2)

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For 35 years, CAAM has exposed audiences to new voices and communities, advancing our collective understanding of the American experience through programs specifically designed to engage the Asian American community and the public at large.