Hello From Taiwan - Pre-Production!

Check out and follow my film’s process! We will be making HELLO FROM TAIWAN in July with the AFI Directing Workshop for Women! We’re hard at work prepping for this - help me advocate this story about a Taiwanese-American family struggling to re-unite in 1989 California. Also with the support of the AFI DWW program, which is specifically designed to increase the numbers of female directors working professionally in narrative film and television. We’ll be launching our crowdfunding campaign very soon in mid-March and I’m actually nervous about it, but also so so excited - because I truly believe in getting this story out!

I need your participation in so many different ways - please reach out if you feel inclined to join me on this journey for this film!

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Montiel | Live In Color

Collaboration with Montiel Activewear x REALnew Collective x Valiant Pictures is out now!

Thanks to Maggie Montiel for entrusting Justine & I to take on this project, and was great to work with dancer Chloe Noelle Crade again, who I met through the Nat Geo Movement project a couple years ago.

With this color driven project I wanted to showcase Montiel’s versatility in their color choices and styles, while also featuring a strong woman of color, embracing different sides of her through movement. In the concepting of this project, I had written: ”Her point of view comes from a half-Japanese, half-Irish background, and her dancing background spans from ballet, modern, to traditional Chinese, and she also works as a fitness model - bonus points. She has several sides to her - hard and soft, and it’d be great to embrace them in unique ways; as an active woman, she’s easy to relate to.“ I hope I’ve achieved this.

Also, my dear friend Eugene composed the music for this, it was really fun to create a youthful dance track with him.


AFI Directing Workshop for Women


Super excited to announce that I am 1 of 8 wonderful women accepted into the AFI Directing Workshop for Women this year! So many amazing female directors I’ve looked up to have been part of this program, so it really feels like the right step.

Bios on Class of 2020 here.


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