About the Creator:
Shuling Yong is a Singapore-born, Chicago-based documentary filmmaker, DP and Location Sound Recordist with over a decade of experience. She has worked on films like Becoming (Netflix, 2020, dir. Nadia Hallgren), The Feeling of Being Watched (Tribeca, 2018, dir. Assia Boundaoui), And She Could Be Next (Tribeca, 2020, dir. Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia) and America To Me (Sundance, 2018, dir. Steve James).
Her feature-length debut, Unteachable, a documentary following a young woman on a mission to bring empathy and the joy of learning back into classrooms where students are struggling in the mainstream system, was the first local film to win the Audience Choice Award at the 30th Singapore International Film Festival. It was selected for Good Pitch² Southeast Asia, the Tribeca Film Institute Network Market and was awarded “Best Pitch” at the CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum. Shuling’s debut short film, Growing Roots, premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2015.
Shuling is a Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs Fellow, a participant in the Doc Society Queer Impact Producers Lab, and was selected as an honoree for DOC NYC’s “40 Under 40” List 2019.