Writer/Director | they/them
Carolyn J. Wu (they/them) is a non-binary settler working in Tkaronto of Hong Kong diaspora.
Carolyn is a writer, director, editor, and community organizer. They use filmmaking to make their bold POV as a Canto transmasc storyteller known. They focus on intimate character-driven stories that centre the voices of racialized queer and gender-diverse people, always. IN MY MOTHER’S CLOSET has screened at NSI Online Short Film Festival, Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival, and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. Their most recent short film project TOE THE LINE (2021) won Breakthroughs Film Festival’s 2019 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch. JO (2018) has more than 7 million views on YouTube. Carolyn got their start at the CBC from 2015 to 2017 where they moved from intern to leading their national television show “Q” through a total rebranding as Acting Senior Producer.
Carolyn also started and co-organizes Colour Theory, an event that celebrates short films of all sizes, genres, and budgets made exclusively by Black, Indigenous, or people of colour filmmakers who identify as 2SLGBTQ (2SQTBIPOC).
Carolyn strives to continue disrupting film industry and build space for racialized queers to heal, create, and thrive.