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Aisling Chin-Yee

Writer, Director, Producer and Founder

Fluent Films

Aisling Chin-Yee is an award-winning filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada, and Los Angeles, California. Aisling was named one of Canada’s Rising Film Stars by Now Magazine 2019. Her feature film directorial debut, The Rest of Us, starring Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, The Hangover), Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), and Jodi Balfour (The Crown) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and has released widely around the world. Her latest work that she co-wrote with Amos Mac and co-directed with Chase Joynt, No Ordinary Man, world premiered at TIFF 2020, then onto AFI and DOCNYC  amongst many others, was awarded Best Canadian Feature Film at Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival, New Visions Award at the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), and the award for best Portrait Documentary at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The documentary was also one of TIFF Top Ten films of 2020. 
As a producer for over a decade, Aisling has been lauded for her fresh and unapologetic. Aisling produced the award winning feature film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, which was a TIFF Top 10 film and won Best Director at the Vancouver International Film Festival, as well as the award-winning feature documentary, Last Woman Standing , that same year. 2014 marked her year as writer  and director with the short film, Sound Asleep , which premiered at Lucerne International Film Festival. In 2015, she directed the multi-award-winning documentary, Synesthesia, which won  Best Short Documentary at the International Crossroads Film Festival. She produced the gritty  urban drama, The Saver, which was released in Spring 2016, the political documentary, Inside These Walls, and the television series Lost Generation that same year. 
Alongside filmmaking, Aisling is an outspoken advocate for equality and diverse representation on and off-screen. In 2016, she co-founded the #AfterMeToo movement, which includes a fund,  roundtable series, and report that brings to light the issue of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. In 2018 she was selected in the inaugural cohort of professionals in the 50 Women Can Change the World in Media and Entertainment in Hollywood. 

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