From January to March of 2014 I was on America’s favorite quiz show, Jeopardy!, and did pretty well — taking home almost $300,000 and ending up the fourth winningest regular-season player in Jeopardy! history.
Along the way, though, I also became one of the most polarizing contestants in Jeopardy! history, My unconventional demeanor onstage and unconventional strategy on the board got me labeled as a “Jeopardy! villain,” culminating in me starring in this awesome video:
As the dust settled, a couple of filmmakers, Scott Drucker (Between the Harvest, Imperfect History, Habayn Chayim) and Yu Gu (The House in Dayangba, American Dreamers, A Moth in Spring) approached me to ask me if I’d like to tell the story of my game show success, viral fame and the aftermath thereof in a less hilarious but more sincere context.
I cautiously agreed, and before I knew it I had a dude with a camera following me everywhere I went and found myself unconsciously narrating my thoughts out loud even more than I already had. The result was the embarrassingly earnestly named documentary Who Is Arthur Chu?, which is now entering post-production. Feel free to watch the trailer below and, if you feel moved to, donate funds to the project through documentary.org.