Talent Guide

Li Lu

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2018


Li Lu is an award-winning filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She was born in Suzhou, China, and moved
to the US when she was five. Raised on all three coasts and graduating high school in Sugar Land, TX,
Li received her BA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
There Is a New World Somewhere, her debut feature, won three Best Feature awards and was distributed
theatrically and on demand. Her teleplay Razorhurst, about Australian street gangs, won Best Teleplay
at HBO’s Skyway Film Festival. Her current project, A Town Called Victoria – a documentary about an
arson of a Texas mosque – has garnered support from numerous organizations, including the Sundance
Institute. She also directs commercials and music videos, with some reaching over one million views.
She has been profiled in The New York Times, IndieWIRE, NPR, Bitch Magazine, etc. A maker of fiction
and documentary films, she focuses on work that creates social impact and expands representation of

Current Project

Bury Me on Gold Mountain


In 1872, a young Chinese woman fights to survive after being sold to an unknown man in a remote Idaho gold mining town.