In line with Asia Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), BritAsia TV spoke to four filmmakers behind Disney’s latest feature film Raya and the Last Dragon.
In our BritAsia TV exclusive interview, Priyanca Kumari speaks to directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada together with writers Adele Lim and Qui Nguyen, about the diverse talent behind Disney Animation’s first Southeast Asian inspired film, Raya and the Last Dragon.
The four filmmakers discuss the diversity on and off-screen, all in which helped bring cultural authenticity to Kumandra – the fictional world in which the story takes place – rooted in real-life influences across the southeastern subregion of Asia.
Hear from Hall, Estrada, Lim and Nguyen as they share insights into the Southeast Asia Story Trust, casting choices (and changes) and how the writers were able to pen personal experiences from their own lives into the script — from the martial arts the character employ, through to the fruits they enjoy.
Watch the full interview right here:
Raya and the Last Dragon is now available on DVD, 4K Ultra HD and Blu Ray, and will be available to all Disney+ subscribers on 4 June at no additional cost.