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Siyou is a Singaporean filmmaker based in Los Angeles. 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. Her previous short film 2200 VOLTS (2017) was mentioned in Variety and premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2018. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where she studied film.

Siyou is also a visual artist with a printmaking background. As the art director at Wondros for the past six years, she combines fine art and film, working on locally and internationally-based commercials, music videos, documentaries, experimental shorts, VR pieces, and campaigns for non-profit organizations. Siyou’s 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 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.