Based in LA, Zheyu Liang is a movie director and editor and has been working within the trade for a few years. Zheyu is impressed by actual life tales of humanity and is keen about bringing numerous tales to the foreground of the zeitgeist. She needs to showcase unseen tales to the world and provides international audiences a greater image of what life within the nook of the world truly seems like.
She obtained her MFA from the distinguished UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. Zheyu has been directing and enhancing a number of narrative and documentary movies that make clear the complexities of social points and promote optimistic adjustments.
“The Bond”, is a story movie that she labored on as an editor in lockstep with director Jahmil Eady. It’s a heartbreaking story about Aria, a pregnant and incarcerated lady preventing for her most treasured connection together with her child and in opposition to a system designed to isolate them from one another.
The movie is for moms who skilled the indignity of being shackled throughout childbirth, who had been denied treasured moments to bond with their infants, and for the youngsters themselves who had been born underneath these circumstances. The movie is predicated on a real story and has the potential to tell, heal and encourage change.
Zheyu was actually impressed by the story when she learn the script. Then she determined to work with Jahmil Eady to deliver this typically unseen however essential story to life. During the enhancing course of, Zheyu and Jahmil labored collectively intently and talked about artistic enhancing and storytelling, like find out how to present the intimate second impactfully however not melodramatically, find out how to assist the lead actress’ efficiency shine by the movie, find out how to let the movie stream in a great pacing and rhythm and find out how to interact the viewers whereas creating optimistic adjustments.
“The Bond” resonated deeply with many individuals, made inroads for underrepresented communities, and had robust movie pageant runs the place it generated each home and worldwide awards. It premiered on the Atlanta Film Festival, the place it obtained a Special Jury Award for Acting and received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short.
The movie was awarded the Honorable Mention Jury Award at Bentonville Film Festival. It was additionally chosen and screened at Dances with Films Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, BronzeLens Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival and plenty of others.
“Asian Inspirations” is a function documentary that Zheyu simply completed directing. The movie showcases three influential Asian-Americans. They are Duy-Loan Le, the primary lady and Asian elected as a Texas Instruments Senior Fellow, Prof. David Chu, a distinguished Research Professor at University of Georgia and NIH Advisory Committee Member, in addition to Charles Huang, the enterprise chief of Pasaca Capital Inc, innovator and philanthropist.
Told by private tales, this, first of its form, movie, not solely depicts the footprint and legacy of Asian Americans, showcases how Asian-Americans contribute to the society, but in addition evokes youthful generations to consider “what is success?” and find out how to try to make a distinction to the world in addition to give again to the group. The movie is offered by ODK Media and Shandong Film & TV Media International and is now aired on OnDemandChina, OnDemandKorea, and OnDemandViet.
Currently Zheyu is working as a director and editor on one other function documentary “One and Only” (working title). The movie is in an intense post-production stage now and about to return out quickly. Grounded in cinema verité, the movie is an intimate exploration of the unintended penalties of China’s One Child Policy. It takes a private and nuanced have a look at three one-child households which might be every navigating their mother-son relationships and constructing in direction of an unsure tomorrow for everybody concerned.
“One and Only” is impressed by Zheyu’s personal expertise as she too was born and lives underneath the implications of the One Child Policy. The distinctive journey that has formed her private expertise gives an inside and genuine Chinese/Asian storytelling perspective that fosters additional understanding of the variations and distinctive challenges.
Over the subsequent few years, Zheyu Liang will proceed to work within the movie trade and make movies that not solely entertain and interact audiences but in addition empower range and promote optimistic adjustments.