Asio Liu Chihsiung (mimeo.org) was born beside Tamsui River in Taiwan and now works as a DP/ director in his production company, MIMEO FILMS Ltd. (Taipei). He majored in philosophy in NCCU (National Cheng Chi University) and was a copywriter in Ogilvy & Mather advertising company. He is best known for directing a biographical documentary on HUANG HAI-DAI, the legendary godfather of Taiwanese Puppetry born in 1901, for Discovery Networks Asia’s PORTRAITS TAIWAN (2007) series.
His directorial debut experimental film AND SHE WASN'T (2001, co-dir w/ Awei LIU) was shown in 2001 Sundance Film Fest, and documentary work EXOTIC EXOTICISM (2007) officially screened in 2009 Documentary Fortnight at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York, US). His DP work QUIET SUMMER (Shuhei FUJITA 2005) was selected in Philadelphia Int'l Film Fest, and latest work JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED ISLAND (2015) included in an archive of the exhibition histories of nine Asian countries in ACC's Library Park Program (Asia Culture Center, Korea, 2017).
He won the Grand Award in Excellence Screenplay Awards held by TFI (Taiwan Film Institute) in 2016 and is now working on "PLACE OF EXCEPTION: Unknown Penghu Vietnamese Refugee Camps in the Taiwan Strait", which is one of the documentary trilogy (“Place of Exception”, “Chin-Liu-Tao”, “Refugee Boats to Penghu”) initiated by an unknown Cambodian girl in his dreams.