A Generative Storyteller
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Filmmaking

I majored in Cinema Studies in my undergrad, but never had formal training in filmmaking. In 2012, I picked up a camera to record the research trip as part of the student delegation from University of Toronto to Taiwan. Ever since then, I felt in love with cinematic storytelling.

Below highlights of my work in the past 5 years. For more corporate video samples, please visit my affiliated company FilmLoft Media.

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Chado: A Way of Tea (2018): Co-director & producer

A 5 min. short documentary about a Toronto based Japanese matcha maker.

Finalist of 2018 TVO ShortDoc Contest. A Feature Documentary Project with the same title is under development.

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Stand Up Man (2017): Producer

Funded by Telefilm Talent to Watch, Stand Up Man is a Korean Canadian drama-comedy about a wannabe comedian juggling between dream and reality through kimchi, K-pop, and diaper.

  • World Premiere at Atlantic International Film Festival, Sept. 2017, Halifax

  • International Premiere at Hawaii International Film Festival, Nov. 2017, Honolulu

  • Ontario Premiere at the Windsor International Film Festival, Nov. 2017, Windsor

  • Closing Night Gala Film at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Nov. 2017, Toronto

  • Official selection of  San Diego Asian Film Festival, Nov. 2017, San Diego

  • Official selection of  Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Nov. 2017, Philadelphia

 
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The Home Promised (2014): Director/Co-Producer/Editor

A documentary short about urban gentrification in Taiwan

  • Winner of “So You Think You Can Pitch” (emerging category) at the 2013 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

  • Winner of Air Canada Best Shorts award at the 2014 Reel Asian Film Festival

  • International Premiere at CAAMFest (Centre for Asian American Media), March 2015, San Francisco

  • Official Selection of American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund, March 2015, Palm Springs

  • Official selection of Sunderland Shorts Film Festival, July 2015, UK.  

  • Official selection of Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto

  • Asian premiere at the ifva (independent film and video art) festival, Mar. 2017, Hong Kong

  • Taiwan premiere at the Kaohsiung International Film Festival, Oct. 2017, Kaohsiung