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 with some of the world’s biggest celebrities for global brands such as Levi’s, Johnnie Walker, Honda and McDonalds. Known for capturing the intimate details of modern life, Jing’s work has been featured in ad publications such as SHOTS, SHOOTonline and Adweek. Recently, “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 has recently begun venturing into longer form filmmaking. His sci-fi fashion shorts Le Carrousel and Escape have played at numerous festivals worldwide while his short script, A Conversation, was selected for the prestigious Sloan Foundation Grant. Most recently, Toenail, a short he wrote about his complicated relationship with his father was selected by HBO to its inaugural Visionaries competition. The short will premiere at the Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival and then play on HBO in May. Jing’s ultimate dream is to write, direct and produce stories that bridge his Chinese and American backgrounds.
Awards & Press
Winner - National Gold ADDY - American Advertising Awards 2016