Kathy Huang is a nonfiction filmmaker with a passion for finding stories that have been buried or overlooked, often in far flung corners of the world. Her feature-length directing debut, TALES OF THE WARIA, was co-produced with ITVS and CAAM and follows a community of transgender women in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, as they search for romance and intimacy. The film received multiple Audience Choice Awards and was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2012. She is currently working on CANTON STORY, an immersive multi-year portrait of an African-Chinese family navigating life in mainland China (with support from ITVS, the Center for Asian American Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and Firelight Media). She is also developing MY UNCLE THE FUGITIVE, a feature documentary about a disgraced politician holding the key to a mystery at the heart of Taiwanese democracy (supported by California Humanities and the Sundance Film Institute). 

Kathy received a Bachelor’s in History from Harvard University and a Master’s in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. She previously taught as an adjunct professor at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, & Television and Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. She was also a member of the Steering Committee for New Day Films, the longest-running distribution cooperative for independent documentary filmmakers. She currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan, with her husband and three-year-old daughter.

Get in touch at info@kathyhuangfilms.com.