Chairperson/Board of Directors
Theresa Loong is an artist and interactive media professional who creates intergenerational storytelling experiences focused on memory, identity and immigration through the use of film, games and apps.
She is an award-winning multimedia artist whose work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, Sala de Exposiciones, Teriennale di Milano and Círculo de Bellas Artes. Ms Loong has produced interactive graphic novel games and social media games for AMC Networks' “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad.” shows.
As Chief Operating Officer of Intellitoys, she worked with Grammy award-winning musicians and storytellers to create interactive stories, songs and games for children in Chinese, Spanish, French and English. She received two NEA Arts in Media grants and was an Artist-in-Residence at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Monuments.
Theresa is an honors graduate of Harvard University, where she studied social anthropology.
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A Q&A WITH FILMSHOP BREAKTHROUGH SERIES 2018 FEATURED ARTIST THERESA LOONG...
What was the inspiration for your project?
The inspiration for Game On is to combine my documentary work with my experience making games and creating interactive experiences. Brenda Romero is such a fascinating person, and I have a lot of respect for a person who has managed a successful career in an industry that favors men and youth.
What do you feel is your greatest challenge moving forward?
It has been a challenge to keep the momentum going to complete the film!
How has the Filmshop community contributed to your project's development?
The Filmshop community has helped me with feedback as I workshop the script and initial material. I also found two cinematographers through Filmshopper Horatio Baltz, who attended a workshop with Werner Herzog in Cuba and met filmmakers from around the world.
I'm shooting more, fundraising, and balancing this with other interactive and film projects.