about steven

Steven is a 1st generation Chinese New Zealand filmmaker whose short films have screened in festivals here (NZIFF/Show Me Shorts) and abroad (Clermont-Ferrand, Fantasia). In 2019, Steven participated in the Asian Pasifika telefeature initiative with Screentime NZ and was shortlisted receiving script development funding. Steven was also a selected writer in the Aotearoa Short Film Lab.

This year, Steven will graduate with a MA (1st Class Honours) in Screen Production at The University of Auckland with his thesis short film, MUNKIE, now being developed as a feature film. Recently, Steven received funding for a documentary for Māori Television on Race Relations Commissioner, Meng Foon, slated for release in 2022. Steven hopes to continue developing projects as a writer/director with the focus for more Pan-Asian representation in front and behind the screen in Aotearoa.

Steven sits on the board of the Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand.