Jing is a bilingual, Chinese-American writer/director working extensively in China and the US. As an immigrant child, Jing spent many hours in the library, playing catch up on his English skills. It’s there that he discovered his passion for stories, voraciously devouring every detective and mystery book he could find. This passion eventually led him to filmmaking, where Jing combines his multicultural sensibility with naturalistic aesthetics and a focus on raw, emotional storytelling.
A graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Jing began his career as a commercial director shooting popular campaigns for global brands such as Levi’s, Johnnie Walker, Honda and McDonalds. Known for his intimate storytelling, Jing’s work was featured in ad publications such as SHOTS, SHOOTonline and Adweek. Text History of Jane, a PSA he wrote and directed, garnered international acclaim, receiving awards at Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADDY awards, Creativity International and the AICP Show.
Building on his experience as a commercial director, Jing ventured into longer form filmmaking. His shorts have played at numerous festivals worldwide, garnering acclaim and awards such as HBO Visionaries, Armed With a Camera Fellowship and the Sloan Foundation Grant. In 2018, Jing also found success on the writing front. He was a staff writer on the inaugural season of the BET show Boomerang, which was executive produced by Lena Waithe and Halle Berry. Currently, he is in development with HBO on his original dramedy series Salvage while also prepping his feature film debut as writer/director on Arab Spring Break, based on the award winning EPIC magazine article.
Awards & Press
Winner - National Gold ADDY - American Advertising Awards 2016