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Angela Chen is a film and commercial director born and raised in Texas. Her films have won numerous awards and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, and more. She was also an Armed with a Camera Fellow at Visual Communications and her premiere feature, TRIAD OF US, is the recipient of the ITVS Diversity Development Fund. Her AFI Thesis Film OUR HOME HERE is currently in the festival circuit and follows multiple storylines of first-generation Americans and immigrants in small-town Texas revolving around a random act of violence at a fast food joint.
She was contracted as a writer/director with SUPER DELUXE and formerly as a producer/director at BRICKS AND MORTAR MEDIA in San Francisco where she created and distributed a show in Asia. In 2017, she directed her first commercial with AUDI in NYC on pay equality and is currently represented as a commercial director by THE HUMAN EXPANSION CO.
Angela has worked as a professional freelance producer, 1st AD, and director for the past 13 years on over 130 projects with companies such as Sony, the CW, Kia, Audi, MTV and Google while teaching filmmaking to underserved communities at various programs across California.
Angela earned her MFA in directing at the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory and studied Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She speaks fluent English and Mandarin.