- LOS ANGELES
Director Alice Wu--whose feature filmography consists of the lauded Saving Face and The Half of It--has signed with SKUNK for commercial representation.
A computer scientist turned filmmaker, Wu has seen her films recognized for their unique lens on the queer Chinese American experience. Wu made her feature debut with Saving Face which she wrote and directed. In 2004 Saving Face was acquired for theatrical distribution by Sony Pictures Classics after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival. Saving Face earned a Breakthrough Director nomination at the 2005 Gotham Independent Film Awards as well as a GLAAD Media Award nod in the Outstanding Film--Limited Release category.
Wu’s second film, The Half of It--for which she was also writer-director--won the Best Narrative Feature honor at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival before its release on Netflix. The Half of It additionally earned her a Best Screenplay nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards in 2021.
Wu made her commercial directing debut via SKUNK for Oreo and PFLAG out of agency 360i. The piece went on to be shortlisted at the 2022 AICP Show in the Performance, Cause and New Director categories.