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Faye Yuan


J. Faye Yuan is a Chinese-American writer, director, and new media artist. Born in Shanghai, China and raised in Muncie, Indiana, her bilingual writing explores themes related to the politics of migration and the millennial pursuit of happiness. Her first interactive series, titled He Said/She Said, examines the nuanced reality of dating in the digital age and was shortlisted as a finalist at Sundance New Frontier and the NYFA Arts Business Incubator program. Ghetto Film School selected her TV series about a millennial Grim Reaper seeking to live a meaningful life as one of its 5 best submissions to IFP Film Week. She made her directorial debut on a 360 video, titled Closed Captioning, exploring the sonic environment of an abandoned studio complex in Beijing. Prior to filmmaking, Faye spent three years interviewing IT professionals while consulting for an insurance technology advisory firm. A trained analyst, she covered the rise of cyber-insurance and the need for better data management. She graduated cum laude from Wellesley College and holds a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.