Tiffanie Hsu is a writer/director selected as an HBO Visionary for her short film WONDERLAND (Joan Chen), a coming-of-age story about a young girl struggling to navigate vice, obsession, sleight-of-hand and misdirection in America’s adult playground: Las Vegas. She is currently developing the feature adaptation as the 2019 Sundance Institute Asian American Fellow in the Screenwriters Intensive Lab. Her feature documentary, WATERSCHOOL, tells six young women’s stories of empowerment around water and sustainability living along the major rivers of the world, premiered at Sundance 2018 and has screened at festivals worldwide. In 2018, Hsu was selected as a directing fellow in Sony Pictures Television’s Diverse Directors Program.
Hsu has a BA from Harvard University, an MFA in Screenwriting & Directing from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is an alumna of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. At UCLA, she was a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She grew up in Wisconsin, Taiwan, and Southern California and has directed films in Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and the United States.