wei ling chang - director - writer

Director's Bio


Wei Ling is a swim addict, sleep enthusiast, and filmmaker. Her feature directorial debut "The Unlikely Girl”, a thriller set in France, was acquired by Netflix and is now streaming worldwide. Currently, she is writing an untitled action thriller for Escape Artists (“The Magnificent Seven”, “Equalizer”).

Other achievements include fellowships with PGA Diversity Program, Tribeca Film Festival All Access, Kyoto’s Filmmaker’s Lab; and the award-winning horror short "Aunt Tigress”, which screened at Cannes, Sitges, Comic Con, and Beijing. Her psychological thriller screenplay “Bad Education” is one of five projects nominated by PGA to take part in NYC MOME's inaugural finance lab, which connects female filmmakers with equity investors. It is also a 2015 Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab finalist and a Tracking Board Feature Screenplay winner.

Before making movies, Wei Ling produced, wrote, and directed TV shows, including the Emmy-nominated "The Port Chicago Mutiny”, “The First 48”, “My Super Sweet Sixteen”, and “Parking Wars”. She also worked at Miramax Films and France's Metropolitan Films. An active member of PGA and Alliance of Women Directors, she holds a psychology BA from Cornell University and is repped by UTA and Benderspink.