Angel I-Han Teng
Angelteng photo 2022

Angel I-Han Teng, born and raised in Taiwan, is a writer/director whose work has been screened at BFI Flare, Outfest, Frameline, Tokyo International Film Festival, and Asia-Pacific Film Festival. Coming from a psychology background, her work subtly deals with the complexity of the human mind on themes of gender and self-growth.

Her latest series FRAGRANCE OF THE FIRST FLOWER, presented by GagaOOLala and produced by her company Long Moment Films, premiered in competition at Series Mania. It won the 2022 Golden Bell Awards for Best Writing, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for Best Directing, and Best Mini-Series. It was featured in Taipei Times, Numéro Art, and rated by Variety as one of 'The Best International TV Shows of 2021’. She is most recently working on her upcoming feature film A BALLOON’S LANDING.

She earned her MFA in film directing from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). During her study in Los Angeles, she interned for director Catherine Hardwicke and was selected for the Walt Disney Imagineering CalArts Educational Initiative Program.

  • Fragrance of the First Flower - Trailer