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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. 

My Projects

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Park Slope Moms

New York • Series
Comedy

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

111%

This project got the green light!

Romance Analyst

New York • Feature
Comedy

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Patient

New York • Series
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.

88%

This project got the green light!

Roots of Fire

Lafayette • Feature
Documentary, Music

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

102%

This project got the green light!

The Water is My Sky

St. Louis • Feature
Documentary, Sport

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

132%

This project got the green light!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles • Series
Comedy

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

106%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York • Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

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

81%

This project got the green light!

Kombucha Catch-Up, Season 2

New York • Series
Comedy, Satire

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

84%

This project got the green light!

F1

Los Angeles • Feature
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.

80%

This project got the green light!

Galinha

Middletown • Short
Drama, Family

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

154%

This project got the green light!

Choke

Los Angeles • Short
Drama, Action

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

159%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York • Short
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.

101%

This project got the green light!

Good Girl

Los Angeles • Short
Drama, Teen

A Latina teenager faces harsh realities and smashed hopes when she attends a party under false pretenses.

105%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles • Short
LGBTQ, 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.

106%

This project got the green light!

Loreen's Gotta Boogie

New York • Short
Comedy, Music

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

106%

This project got the green light!

Pasărea

Madrid • Short
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.

142%

This project got the green light!

High Note

Friday Harbor • Feature
Crime, Musical

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

82%

This project got the green light!

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