Dedicated to telling cinematic stories from the margins, both real and imagined.
Lydia grew up between mainland China, Hong Kong, Australia, and Singapore and uses her work to explore themes of identity and belonging. Lydia travelled through North America and Europe as a videographer for Beyoncé on the Mrs. Carter World Tour ’13-14. Her short documentary 'This Is Yarra’ premiered at DOC NYC 2018 and was ADG Award Nominated for Best Documentary Short in 2019. She wrote, directed, and edited the short narrative ‘This Perfect Day’, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2019, as one of 63 selected out of a record 5131 submissions. In 2020, she won the Oscar-qualifying Flickerfest International Short Film Festival’s Emerging Female Filmmaker Award. Lydia received the Screen Australia Enterprise and Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant to further develop her craft as one of eight Directing Fiction candidates selected for the National Film & Television School, UK.
  • Director (3 Credits)
    THIS IS YARRA2018
    Documentary, Short
    This Perfect Day2018
    Short
    Touching is Teaching2014
    Short, Student
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Otieno & Luna
    Short Script
    This Perfect Day2018
    Short
    Touching is Teaching2014
    Short, Student
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    THIS IS YARRA2018
    Documentary, Short
    Touching is Teaching2014
    Short, Student
  • Additional Cinematography (1 Credit)
    THIS IS YARRA2018
    Documentary, Short
Official Selection
Otieno & Luna
Tribeca Film Festival
New York
2019
Official Selection
This Perfect Day
InsideOut LGBT Film Festival
Toronto
2019
Official Selection
This Perfect Day
Tribeca Film Festival 2019
New York
2019
Official Selection
THIS IS YARRA
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
Sydney
2019
Nomination for Best Documentary Short
THIS IS YARRA
Australian Directors Guild Award
2019
Official Selection
THIS IS YARRA
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
Melbourne
2019
Official Selection
THIS IS YARRA
DOC NYC 2018
New York
2018
College
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Film & TV
20112013
College
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Media, Culture & Communications
20082011
College
University of Melbourne
Media, Culture & Communications
2008
College
National Film & Television School, UK
Directing Fiction - Start 2020
High School
Australian International School, Singapore
20032007
High School
West Island School, Hong Kong
20012003
Birth City
Melbourne, Australia
Current City
Melbourne, Australia
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Chinese
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
Dedicated to telling cinematic stories from the margins, both real and imagined.