artist | filmmaker


Photo credit: Bradford Rogne

Photo credit: Bradford Rogne

I am a creator, filmmaker, and artist from Australia living in LA. I'm an Asian-Australian American. I started drawing at age 3, making films at age 12, and working professionally as a storyboard artist for TV commercials at age 15.

I was awarded BA (Honours I), History and English Major, from the University of Sydney, where I was mentored in Cultural Studies by Professor Richard Waterhouse, Bicentennial Historian of Australia, and Emeritus Professor John Y. Wong in 20th Century Chinese History.

Following my academic studies, I pursued animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and trained at Pixar in the Story Department. I have worked in animated and live action feature films as a Story Artist and Visual Consultant. To see my list of credits please visit IMDb

My animated short film FORGET ME NOT was nominated for an Australian Academy Award (AACTA) in 2012, and my live action sci fi short film ANDROMEDA is currently on the festival circuit.

I now Write, Direct and Executive Produce content for film and television under the new production banner, Grade 8 Productions.


Photo credit: Bradford Rogne

Photo credit: Bradford Rogne


Bryan Besser, Chris Noriega, Jenna Block & Kyle Jensen
Verve Talent and Literary Agency
+1 310 558 2424 phone
+1 310 558 2425 fax
6310 San Vicente Blvd.
Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Brad Petrigala
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
+1 310 275 6135 phone
+1 310 275 6180 fax
9150 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 350
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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