Fear Us Women

During my first Women in Entertainment Summit (SO good!), I saw a doc that changed my perspective. Fear Us Women (2017) Produced by Hayley Pappas, the film followed around Hanna Bohman, a Canadian who voluntarily joined the YPJ to fight against ISIS.   After the screening, Hanna did an Q&A....

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The (invisible) history of women in animation

Two months ago, I attended "An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Hosted by Mindy Johnson, the night was filled with animation, and the uncredited women behind them. This night stayed with me.   Having attended USC's film...

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Thoughts on VFX #1

I’ve been working in the visual effects field for 10 years now. When I got started, I was 19 years old. Ten years later, here’s what I’ve learned:   -Be agile How do you be agile you ask, when I’m on set, squeezing through actors and production design...

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The guitar intro that saved my life

True story, not clickbait! When I was around 14 years ago, my family moved from the apartment we had lived in since we moved to the U.S., to our very first house. It was a joyous move for my parents but it was hell for me....

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24 hours at Comic Con

This year I was 1% ready for Comic Con. I signed up for a professional pass. Aaaand that was about it. In the weeks leading up to Comic Con, I was busy setting up Alpha Studios at our new location, and delivering visual effects for...

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The word ‘disabled’

I was recently approached by Variety to give my experience on what it’s like working in the entertainment industry with a disability.   To be honest, I haven’t given this topic much thought. My parents and I left China when I was 9 years old. They did...

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New Filmmakers LA

By chance, I met Larry Laboe through coworkers, and he extended to me an invite to his monthly film festival known as New Filmmakers Los Angeles.   To preface, there are a lottttt of film festivals in LA. I’ve also been to a lottt of them. After...

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