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Siyou is a Los Angeles based filmmaker originally from Singapore. She is one of eight directors chosen for the 2018-19 Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute, where she completed HELLO AHMA, which will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. Her previous short film 2200 VOLTS (2017) was featured in Variety and premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2018. Most recently, she has been selected as a fellow at the Busan International Film Festival’s 2019 Asian Film Academy.

Siyou is also a visual artist with a printmaking background. Previously, she was the Art Director at Jesse Dylan’s production company Wondros. In her role, she combined fine art and film for locally and internationally-based commercials, music videos, documentaries, VR pieces, and campaigns for non-profit organizations. Her work has garnered several awards, including a Cannes Lion, two AICP awards, a Ciclope Award and the Jury Award at SXSW. Her commercial clients have included Chanel, Mercedes, Nike, Taschen and Vanity Fair.

She is a film graduate of Wesleyan University, and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Singlish.

She <3s lithographs and acid baths, film noir, street art, the misunderstood Rafflesia.

Contact her at tansiyou (at) gmail (dot) com

Or listen to a podcast she was on.