Talent Guide

So Young Shelly Yo

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Episodic Directing Intensive 2024


So Young Shelly Yo is a Korean-American filmmaker whose films were supported by HBO, SFFILM, Sloan, CAAM and others. Shelly’s first feature, Smoking Tigers, was the winner of Tribeca x AT&T UNTOLD STORIES and was awarded Best Screenplay, Best Performance and a special mention for the Nora Ephron Award at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival. Prior to Smoking Tigers, Shelly created many award-winning short films including Soft Sounds of Peeling Fruit and Moonwalk with Me. Most recently, Shelly was awarded the New Voice Award at the 2023 Austin Film Festival and was chosen for the 2023 BAFTA Breakthrough Program.