Angela Chen is a director born and raised in the heart of Texas with family roots in Taiwan and China. Her films have won numerous awards and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, and more. Angela’s current narrative feature is the recipient of the Russo Brothers’ AGBO Films and AFI’s Development Grant. She was an Armed with a Camera Fellow at Visual Communications and a recipient of the ITVS Diversity Development Fund. Her AFI Thesis Film OUR HOME HERE is currently in the festival circuit and follows multiple storylines of first generation Americans and immigrants in small town Texas revolving around a random act of violence at a fast food joint.
In 2016, she was contracted as a writer/director with Turner Broadcasting’s SUPER DELUXE and formerly as a producer/director at BAMM.tv in San Francisco where she created and hosted the program BAMM WoW that was distributed internationally. In 2017, she directed her first commercial with AUDI in New York on pay equality.
As the eldest child of immigrant parents growing up in a broken home riddled with secrets, she is drawn to unique stories of connection between characters living within flawed societies. She brings an emotional soul and strong cinematic eye to storytelling along with her passion to inspire forward-thinking while evoking conversations of the human condition relating to class and social structure.
Angela is a graduate from the Directing program at the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory and studied Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently developing two features and a comedy series while collaborating with a variety of artists and filmmakers on commercials and art projects.
Based in Los Angeles,CA with residencies and networks in:
Available to travel and work internationally.
Selected Honors & Awards
RECIPIENT, AGBO/AFI Development Grant
FELLOW, International Storytellers Lab, FV400 at the Castel Gandolfo, Italy
RECIPIENT, ITVS Diversity Development Fund,
San Francisco, CA
FELLOW, Armed with a Camera at Visual Communications
Los Angeles, CA
Tribeca Film Festival — Best Narrative Short Finalist
SXSW — Best Narrative Short Finalist
Austin Film Festival — Best Narrative Short Finalist
U.Frame International —Best Narrative Short Finalist
New Filmmakers - Best New Media Short Finalist
Click here for a PDF of her resume.