Kane Diep was born to Chinese-Vietnamese refugee parents and raised on carne asada fries in sunny San Diego, CA. He studied film at UC San Diego, brushed up on cantonese while studying abroad in Hong Kong, and managed a music venue where he developed a concert series showcasing popular Asian American musicians. After college, his feature-length documentary was nominated for a Grand Jury Award at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. UPLOADED: THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT, about a generation of Asian Americans finding their voice on digital platforms. He took his own documentary’s message and joined BuzzFeed, where he wrote and directed over 200 scripted and unscripted viral videos hitting over a billion views and billions more minutes watched. His drama and comedy screenwriting education includes Script Anatomy, Second City, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and iO West.
His most recent work includes a scripted half-hour romantic drama he wrote and directed called, I’M AFRAID OF BEING ALONE FOREVER, an extension to his series, THE MOMENT IT BECOMES collectively garnering over 10 million views.
Kane is currently speaking to young people across the nation and utilizing his data analytic expertise to help companies optimize their online content strategy.