Lizzy Yang Liu is a director, producer, and writer based in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Emerson College majoring in Film and Media Art with an MFA degree. Previously, she received her BFA degree at Beijing Film Academy. Through global film production studies from China to the US, she has built solid theoretical and practical experiences with a deep insight into the international film market. Working as the Creative Executive at Starlight Media Inc., she supervises Indie Film, Documentary, and Animation departments. She is also in charge of the “Stars Collective” program as the Executive Officer of North America. The program is for supporting BIPOC and female filmmakers.
She has written and directed several award-winning films in the past, including A Matter of Time, World Without End, and Tessellation. Her work has been nominated and won many international film festivals, such as LA Shorts(Oscar, BAFTA qualified), Holly Shorts(Oscar qualified), WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, and New York City Independent Film Festival. Currently, she is working closely with Academy Award winner Donna Gigliotti and Academy Award nominee Diane Quon in the post-production and distribution process of an award-winning documentary Wuhan Wuhan, and an indie feature film Nezouh funded by BFI and Film 4 recently won The Audience Award in 2022 Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti Extra, and was selected in Busan International Film Festival.
The reason I fell in love with filmmaking is that it naturally triggers all of my senses and passions. When I make films, I show my most sincere kindness and sensitive feelings to reflect and express my perspectives of viewing the world and the society around me. My artwork always includes the elements of critical analysis and radical opinions towards the environment where I live, but I apply a moderate form of expression in my work to deliver the ideas. My film itself creates a strong contrast and irony between the content and format.
I believe that everything that happens in our daily life is a representation, which has a deeper meaning. I enjoy observing, thinking, reflecting, and communicating my ideas to the audience by using visual and audio language, because I believe that film as the most effective art format can always offer a positive influence to the public and justify unexposed inequities. My attitude to my work is humble and modest, but it’s pure, determined, and respectful. I’m not an articulate speaker, so let my films be my voice.