Talent Guide

Lulu Wang

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2014, Project Involve 2014


Lulu Wang is the recipient of the 2014 Roger and Chaz Ebert Directing Fellowship, which was awarded at the Film Independent Spirit Awards and includes a cash grant of $10,000. She most recently wrote and directed Posthumous, a comedic love story set in Berlin, starring Jack Huston, Brit Marling and Lambert Wilson.
Wang was born in Beijing, raised in Miami, educated in Boston, and currently works in Los Angeles as a filmmaker. She has been a classically trained concert pianist since the age of 4 and discovered film as the perfect medium to combine her passion for music and rhythm with storytelling. Wang began her career in documentary films and was commissioned to direct Fishing the Gulf in the Chiriqui region of Panama. The film has screened at festivals worldwide and won best documentary for Landmark Theatre’s Little Big Films Competition.
After making the transition to Hollywood in 2007, Wang has worked on major big-budget productions including Rush Hour 3 and Judd Apatow’s Superbad and Pineapple Express. Upon realizing that she makes a terrible assistant, Wang supported herself by making settlement documentaries for law firms and also formed Flying Box Productions in 2008 with producing partner, Bernadette Burgi, to develop and produce content for film, TV and new media. Some of the company’s projects include a music video for the band Vintage Trouble and a series of teasers sponsored by State Farm for the band, OK Go and their music video, This Too Shall Pass. Wang is currently working on her second feature project.

Current Project



Posthumous is a love story set in Berlin starring Jack Huston and Brit Marling. The film centers on a struggling artist (Huston) whose artwork skyrockets in value when he is mistakenly thought to have killed himself. Spurred by his gallerist (Lambert Wilson), the artist continues the charade by pretending to be his own brother, but the entire plan is put in jeopardy when he befriends a resourceful reporter (Marling) and they begin to show each other the true value of life, art and love.