The Donut King, Ted's story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It's the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut.

Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls.




Alice Gu

Writer / Director / DP

José Nuñez

Produced by

Farhad Amid
Tom Moran


Carol Martori

Writer / Editor

Ridley Scott

Executive Producer

Freida Lee Mock

Executive Producer

Director's Bio

Alice began her career as a Director of Photography, working with renowned directors Werner Herzog, Stacy Peralta, and Rory Kennedy. THE DONUT KING is her feature-length directorial debut, premiering at SXSW 2020. Alice is following up her directorial debut by helming a whistle-blower documentary currently in pre-production with Logan Industry and slated to begin production in April 2020 as well as her episodic directorial debut set to be announced later this year.

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Festival Screenings

Sidewalk Film Festival 2020
August 24th, 2020
Leeds, AL
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Hawaii International Film Festival 2020
August 7-14, 2020
Hawaii, US
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Sun Valley Film Festival 2020
March 18-20, 2020
Sun Valley, ID
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SXSW Film Festival 2020
March 13-22, 2020
Austin, TX
The Donut King - World Premiere (Read More)

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Production Company

Logan Industry
333 S. Grand Avenue - Suite 3310
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 323.646.7476


US Distribution
Greenwich Entertainment

US Publicity
Sunshine Sachs
Dixon Knox

International Sales
Independent Film Sales
Festivals and Marketing

The Donut King is proud to be working with and donating a portion of the proceeds from its sale to Refugees International.

Refugees International