multi-award winning genre director you can also see her in the cast of Alejandro Inarritu's Oscar-winner CARNE Y ARENA
TOY LEI began writing because of the lack of roles in Hollywood for Asian female leads over 30. She has had a fascination with action films ever since her parents took her to Chinatown as a kid to watch straight-from-the-motherland kung fu movies every Saturday afternoon. And now, she spends her days dreaming up guns, blood and all kinds of ass-kicking for mature, smart, sexy women in worlds where people must make choices no matter how hard. Her writing debut, THE WEDDING, won her the Top 5 Women Filmmakers award from the Asian-American Film Lab and New York Women in Film and Television. Her latest, BOXER, won not only Best Actress, Best Action and the Grand Prize at the 2015 Asian-American Film Lab Shootout, but also won Awards of Merit from the highly competitive Accolade Global Competition for Short Film, Women Filmmakers and Leading Actress and just recently, it added a Maverick Movie Award nomination for Special Achievement in Stunts and a nomination from the Connect Film Fest for Best Drama. She has now finished co-writing the feature version of BOXER and has already attached Oscar talent to its producing team and made inroads with several prestigious competitions. When she’s not making movies, you can find her slinging her swords, snowboarding or playing punk rock versions of Motown tunes.
  • Writer (12 Credits)
    Boxer (feature)
    Screenplay
    Boxer Trailer
    Capital
    Short Script
    Fighter
    Short Script
    It Happened
    Short Script
    Real Women (script)
    Short Script
    The Hole
    Short Script
    How To Get Caught2017
    Short
    Boxer2015
    Short
    The Spider and the Bird2015
    Short
    My Angel's Home2014
    Short
    The Wedding2012
    Short
  • Acting (6 Credits)
    Boxer Trailer
    How To Get Caught2017
    Short
    Boxer2015
    Short
    The Spider and the Bird2015
    Short
    My Angel's Home2014
    Short
    The Wedding2012
    Short
  • Producer (6 Credits)
    Boxer Trailer
    How To Get Caught2017
    Short
    Boxer2015
    Short
    The Spider and the Bird2015
    Short
    My Angel's Home2014
    Short
    The Wedding2012
    Short
  • Director (5 Credits)
    Boxer Trailer
    How To Get Caught2017
    Short
    Boxer2015
    Short
    My Angel's Home2014
    Short
    The Wedding2012
    Short
3rd place, Best Unproduced Short
Fighter
Filmquest
Utah
2017
Best action
Boxer
Etheria Film Night
los angeles, ca
2016
Award of Merit, Short Film
How To Get Caught
Best Shorts Competition
los angeles
2016
Award of Merit, Lead Actress
How To Get Caught
Best Shorts Competition
los angeles
2016
Award of merit: short film, women filmmakers, leading actress
Boxer
The Accolade Competition
california
2015
Grand Prize, Best Actress, Best Action Film
Boxer
Asian American Film 2015 72-hr Shootout
new york, new york
2015
Top 5 Women Filmmakers
The Wedding
Asian American Film Lab Shootout
new york
2012
Special Achievement Prize, Stunts and Fight Choreography
Boxer
Maverick Movie Award
los angeles
Current City
los angeles
Hometown
new york
Gender
Female
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
multi-award winning genre director you can also see her in the cast of Alejandro Inarritu's Oscar-winner CARNE Y ARENA
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