The Most Interesting Man in Show Business

The Most Interesting Man in Show Business explores the life of a badass motorcycle stuntman known as the Knockabout Artist. He battles knife wielding gangsters, tears up a storm on his bike and dance battles his way into women's hearts. Who exactly is this helmet wearing man of mystery?

  • James H Lee
    Director
  • James H Lee
    Writer
  • Victoria Kashtan
    Producer
  • Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez
    Producer
    The Shift
  • James H Lee
    Producer
    Fashion Police
  • D.Y. Sao
    Key Cast
    "Charles Lo"
  • Camila Greenberg
    Key Cast
    "May"
    KTown Cowboys, Entourage
  • PeiPei Alana Yuan
    Key Cast
    "Pei"
    Honey 2, Step Up 3D
  • Philip Tan
    Key Cast
    "Wu the Triad"
    Inception, Lethal Weapon 4
  • Efka Kvaraciejus
    Key Cast
    "Otto"
    Logan, John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Theo Kypri
    Stunt Coordinator
    Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men: First Class, Public Enemy
  • Kenneth Eng
    Editors
    My Life in China, Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball
  • Hannu Aukia
    Editors
  • Christopher Pilarski
    Cinematographer
    Time-Stoppers, Room Parody (Independent Spirit Awards)
  • Julian Scherle
    Music By
    American Horror Story, Mr. Robot, Scream Queens
  • Joe Rojas Strange
    Visual Effects Artist
    Born to Lead: The Sal Aunese Story
  • Sara Von Gillern
    Dance Choreographer
    So You Think You Can Dance, America's Best Dance Crew
  • Sean Fahimian
    Sound Effects Editor
    Robot Chicken, Fashion Police
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Action, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    29,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Urban Action Showcase
    NYC, New York
    United States
    November 10, 2018
    New York Premiere
  • Boston Asian American Film Festival
    Boston, Massachuesetts
    United States
    October 21, 2018
    New England Premiere
  • Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    September 16, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Nominated for Best Short Micro Comedy
  • Seattle Asian American Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    February 24, 2019
    Pacific Northwest
  • Vancouver Badass Film Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    March 30, 2019
    Canadian Premiere
    Nominated for Best World Short
  • Imaginarium Comic Con
    Tampa Bay and Wisconsin
    United States
    Nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Spirit of Comic Con
  • Asians On Film
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 19, 2020
    Winner of Fall 2019 Best Comedy
  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 20, 2019
    Los Angeles
    Official Selection
Director Biography - James H Lee

James H. Lee is a writer and director who helped produce TV productions for NBCUniversal. Such as their hit show, Fashion Police with the late Joan Rivers on E! Entertainment. He is also a graduate of the School Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California. He has a passion for creating action films that have strong comedy elements.

He wrote and directed the short film called “The Most Interesting Man in Show Business,” which is a hyper stylized, surreal piece of action cinema that questions your perceptions of who a Hollywood action hero should be. He believes an Asian American action hero archetype can actually exist on the big screen and created the short as proof of concept for a much bigger feature film.

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Director Statement

I describe the short as a projection of a person’s power to dream. “The Most Interesting Man in Show Business" is meant to entertain, to bring laughter, and to also make you dream of bigger possibilities.