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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. 

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Park Slope Moms

New York • Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.


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Romance Analyst

New York • Comedy

A platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.


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Patient

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

Adrian Irons can recreate the symptoms of any disease, which he uses to train med students. But things get messy when the symptoms stick.


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Roots of Fire

Lafayette • Documentary, Music

The story behind a new generation of musicians keeping one of America’s last true cultures alive in the heart of Louisiana.


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The Water is My Sky

St. Louis • Documentary, Sport

Two dedicated swimmers must temporarily sacrifice their professional lives to pursue their dreams of earning a world number 1 ranking


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Comedic Timing

Los Angeles • Comedy

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.


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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York • Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.


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Kombucha Catch-Up, Season 2

New York • Comedy, Satire

A group of actors are forced to re-examine their toxic relationships and behavior upon graduating college.


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F1

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

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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Galinha

Middletown • Drama, Family

A girl moves to a new town and finds a friend in the most unexpected form!


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Choke

Los Angeles • Drama, Action

A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world.


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2 WEEKS

New York • Drama, Horror

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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Good Girl

Los Angeles • Drama, Teen

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

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

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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Loreen's Gotta Boogie

New York • Comedy, Music

Cultural misfit and aspiring dancer, Loreen, embarks on a journey of self discovery after stumbling upon an audition of a lifetime.


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Pasărea

Madrid • Drama, Foreign Film

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.


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High Note

Friday Harbor • Crime, Musical

Just your everyday druggie, dramedy, indie musical filled to the brim with Germans, Jesus, banjos, bongos, and backstabbings.


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