About the Filmmaker
Katherine Chou is a Taiwanese American writer and filmmaker. She first began making movies with friends in the suburbs of Los Angeles, before traveling the world for new perspectives to inspire her storytelling. Over the years, she’s backpacked solo across Europe and Asia, learned to play sanshin at the foot of Shuri Castle, and punched a deer in self-defense. Along the way, she’s come to tell strange, surreal stories that are rooted in themes of identity and personhood.
A graduate of L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, she’s learned from working with seasoned filmmakers, including Christopher Nolan, George Tillman Jr., and Denise Di Novi, on films like Dunkirk and The Hate U Give. In 2019, she was invited to attend Bucheon International Film Festival’s Fantastic Film School in South Korea. Her sci-fi short, A Cure for All Things, was produced through Visual Communications’ Armed With a Camera Fellowship and named a finalist in the Telling Our Stories Contest presented by STARZ, The Wrap, and Women in Film.