Jess Dang

Writer/Director, Surrender

Jess Dang is a Chinese-American writer and director based in Los Angeles. She values collaboration and hopes to continue telling stories that can work as visual conversations. Jess holds an MFA in Film & Television Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design.

Her work has screened at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, DOC NYC at the IFC Center, The New York Times and Gaim TV, among others. Dang has also created content for brands such as Intel, Audible, Google, Snapchat, Target, MTV, Gold’s Gym, I Love NY, the University of Pittsburgh and The Islands of The Bahamas. Her work continues to reach multiple audiences due to her use of color and forms.

Jess is committed to amplifying Asian voices and centering underrepresented communities in her work – exploring narrative themes of social justice, moral & humanitarian progress, and mental health.

Dang is a Film Independent Fellow and has participated in Owning It, a program of The Gotham Film & Media Institute supporting women, non-binary creators and entrepreneurs who break down boundaries in the entertainment industry. Surrender will be her directorial debut feature film.