Michelle Ang
Michelle ang

Emmy-nominated actress Michelle understands the nuance of culture and story across platforms and countries, which she brings into her roles of prodcuer and director.

Honing her industry instincts at a top level; working with Jordan Peele to Jane Campion, she’s led local and international series’ and her films have shown at festivals including Berlinale and Tribeca.

Her short film Nai/Milk was nominated for multiple awards at Show Me Shorts Festival and LAAPFF. She produced indie feature For Izzy which enjoyed a strong Asian diaspora festival run. Michelle was selected for the New Zealand Film Commission’s Diverse Producer Initiative, participated in the Sundance Directors Lab and was director’s assistant on TIFF winner Shadow in the Cloud.

Her recent directing work encompasses several award-winning projects; kids animation series Riddle Me This, doco series Hair Now winner of Best Factual Director, comedy series Self Help, and psychological thriller AMAH for TVNZ. She directed “Candy” in feature Kāinga, which went to various festivals including MIFF.

She is developing projects for film and TV through her company A Grain of Rice Productions. Michelle's passion lies in telling subversive stories that allow the outsider experience to be at the forefront, bringing our local sensibility to an international audience.


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