Talent Guide

Xinyu “Ciao” Zhao

  • Discipline:Executive Producer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2024


Xinyu “Ciao” Zhao is an aspiring creative executive currently on the film team at Rideback. Hailing from Shanghai, she moved to LA in 2018 to study Communication and Jewish Studies at USC. Her producing career began at the Chinese video brand DxChannel, where her works have garnered over one million views online. Collaborating with predominantly female and AAPI filmmakers, her narrative shorts earned acclaim at festivals, including Palm Springs International Shortfest and LA Shorts. Having spent her teens reading detective novels and sci-fi novellas, she is dedicated to telling female-centric genre stories with an emotional impact that transcends cultural borders.