Anna Chi


Anna Chi is a Chinese-born writer, director and producer whose wide-ranging career has spanned two continents and more than two decades. She has directed narrative features including “Blindness”, “Dim Sum Funeral”,“Cicada Summer”, the animated feature “The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island” and short films “Swimming” and “Tales of Legends”. Chi has just finished her latest narrative feature “The Disappearance of Mrs. Wu” that Bob Berney’s Picturehouse has picked it up for sales/distribution. Chi won Best Achievement in Directing from Universe Multicultural Film Festival in 2022 for “The Disappearance of Mrs.Wu”.

Her most recent working experience includes working on a new television series, “American Born Chinese”, for Disney + as the show’s Mandarin consultant working with directors like Destin Cretton, Lucy Liu, Kelvin Yu and Erin O’Malley.

Chi spent her youth as a zealous member of China’s Red Guard, the student-led paramilitary social movement championed by Mao Zedong. She later began working as a film editor and producer. Prohibited from telling the stories she wanted to in her home country, Chi took a leap of faith and immigrated to Los Angeles, where she graduated from UCLA’s film school with an MFA in directing.

Chi currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Doug and their two children, two cats, a dog and a chicken.


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