Born and raised in Singapore, Jacintha moved to the San Francisco bay area as an adult pursuing acting. However, she realized that most of the roles or projects that she come across for women and people of colour were limited, stereotyped or downplayed, highlighting their flaws instead of celebrating their strengths.
To change that narrative, she shifted her focus to crafting stories that includes diversity in front of and behind the camera. Her love for writing eventually led her to guide actors through these stories thus following a path of a Writer/Director.
She loves telling stories that deal with the complexities of the human drama particularly of the everyday people. She has recently completed her feature script, SINGAPURA, which is inspired by the Race Riots which took place in Singapore between July and September, 1964.
Her goal is to share stories of the underrepresented, include diversity in front of and behind the camera and champion and encourage others like her to tell stories of their own.