Angela Cheng strives to write and direct films that shatter myths, question stereotypes, and explore the complexity of being human. In March 2005, she was a Wasserman Finalist and went on to win the prestigious King Award for Ten & Two, a short film about a Chinese immigrant housewife who learns how to drive in order to escape the doldrums of suburban life. Angela worked with director Sharon Barnes on Confession: A Film about Ariel Schrag, which won Best Short Audience Award at New Festival and aired on PBS’ Reel NY festival in July 2005. Her short film Esme Seeking, about a bridesmaid-turned-gay girl, has been recognized at several film festivals, including the MTV-sponsored UrbanWorld and San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival. Chen is currently a graduate thesis student at New York University’s Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.
Angela Cheng was awarded a Screenwriting grant at NYU in 2005 for Sugar Water