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Wei Ling Chang is a New York-brewed, Los Angeles-based swim addict, sleep enthusiast, and writer/director. Her feature directorial debut, "The Unlikely Girl," was acquired by Netflix for worldwide distribution. She is a fellow of Sundance Episodic Story Lab, Screenwriter's Colony Episodic Drama, and Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative Directing Program. Her pilot script "The Hollows" is on this year's Weforshe Writeher list. She’s worked in mini-rooms led by Veena Sud and Jessica Mecklenburg, and has been mentored by Graham Yost, Marti Noxon, and Corinne Brinkerhoff.
Previously, she shadowed Rodrigo Garcia on the Showtime series “The Affair" and completed the action thriller screenplay “Iron Mom” for Escape Artists (“The Upside,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”). Other filmmaking achievements include a fellowship with PGA’s Diversity Program, Tribeca Film Festival All Access, NYC MOME Lab, Kyoto’s Filmmaker’s Lab; and the award-winning horror fable "Aunt Tigress,” which screened at Cannes, Sitges, Comic Con, Buenos Aires, Beijing, etc.
Before going narrative, she produced, wrote, and directed unscripted TV shows, including “The First 48,” “My Super Sweet Sixteen,” “Made,” “The Detonators,” and prison show “Max ER.” She holds a psychology BA from Cornell University and is repped by UTA and Underground.