Heartwarming yet unflinchingly honest.
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's feature-length directorial debut about the legendary refugee turned donut entrepreneur Ted Ngoy earned special jury recognition in the online version of this year's canceled SXSW.