Hey, I'm Siyou!
Los Angeles, California
Siyou is a writer & director based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Singapore, she grew up in her mother’s bookstore, developing a love for fiction and storytelling. She is a printmaker and graduate of the Film Studies program at Wesleyan University. Before settling in LA, she tended bar to travel across Southeast Asia, landing in the Beijing art community, before crossing the Taklamakan desert and documenting the Silk Road as well as her family's search for their ancestral village in Southern China. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Singlish.
For the past five years, she has been an art director at Wondros, working on international productions and a range of film content including commercials, music videos, documentaries, experimental shorts, branded content, virtual reality pieces and campaigns for cause-based organizations. Some of her commercial clients include Chanel, Mercedes, Nike, Taschen and Vanity Fair. Currently, she is finishing up her latest short film, 2200 volts, and developing feature film projects. She has also been selected for the prestigious American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women, class of 2019.
Ahma in the Bardo
Unable to attend her grandma’s funeral, a young Singaporean girl new to America searches for her Ahma’s soul and finds it in her pet turtle.
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Projects I'm Supporting
Kombucha Catch-Up, Season 2
A group of actors are forced to re-examine their toxic relationships and behavior upon graduating college.
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An Iranian student’s F1 visa gets revoked, forcing a family friend to babysit her for a weekend of LA adventures before being deported.
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A girl moves to a new town and finds a friend in the most unexpected form!
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A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world.
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2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.
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After a tense breakup, a young couple must balance a split that doesn't quite fall evenly down the middle...
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A Latina teenager faces harsh realities and smashed hopes when she attends a party under false pretenses.
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Muscle Memory: a short film
A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.
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There are millions of human slaves in the world- Vera is just one more. Hay milliones de esclavos en este mundo-Vera es solo una más.