is a multi-award winning feature documentary film about the life, art, and enduring impact of pioneering Chinese American painter and Disney Legend© Tyrus Wong. The film premiered at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival on September 4, 2015 and had its national broadcast during the Emmy-nominated 2017 season of PBS American Masters. It’s garnered eight awards and continues to inspire audiences everywhere.


Cinetopia: Best Director in Feature Documentary 

DisOrient Film Festival: Best Feature Documentary 

Newport Beach Film Festival: Audience Choice Award 

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: Special Jury Award 

San Diego Asian Film Festival: Audience Choice Award

Garden State Film Festival: Legendary Film Pioneer Award 

Seattle Asian American Festival: Audience Choice Award 

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: Best Feature Documentary

Boston Asian American Film Festival: Audience Choice Award for Feature Documentary

Hawaii International Film Festival: Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Film 



THANK YOU to everyone who helped make TYRUS such a huge success! Our goal is to now bring TYRUS to theaters internationally. Please become part of our growing community and consider making a tax-deductible DONATION to help us cover the costs of international distribution. Thank you!



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