Layla Jian Luo is a filmmaker based between China and the U.S.. She graduated with a MFA degree in Film Directing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2018, and holds her BAs in Sociology from China Women’s University and Film/Video Studies from Purdue University.
At NYU, Layla directed her short films Nobody Says I Love You, Cheongsam and Ghost Tour, selected by numerous international film festivals. Her latest film, What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon, tells a magical realism story about a girl getting an abortion of a live jellyfish, has premiered at the 2019 Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, Palm Springs Shortfest, Vienna Shorts and many other film festivals worldwide.
Layla is the recipient of the Ang Lee grant, the Hollywood Foreign Press Award.
Selected film directing/editing credits include: Hello (short film, 2012 USA), I Do (short film, 2013 USA), Nobody Says I Love You (short film, 2014 USA), Cheongsam (short film, 2015 USA), Skype (commercial, 2016 USA), Ghost Tour (short film, 2016 USA), Asian Alphaville (documentary, 2011 China), Panda Fucker (documentary, 2014 China), Guqin (documentary, 2017 China), What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon (short film, 2018 China)
Hello 你好 (短片, 印第安纳 2012)
I Do (短片, 纽约 2013)
Nobody Says I Love You 无人说出我爱你 (短片, 纽约 2014)
Cheongsam 旗袍 (短片, 纽约 2015)
Skype (广告片, 纽约 2016)
Ghost Tour 鬼导游 (短片, 纽约 2016)
Asian Alphaville (纪录片, 中国新疆 2011)
Panda Fucker 熊猫爱人 (纪录片, 中国四川 2014)
Guqin 西麓琴社 (纪录片, 中国新疆 2017)
What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon 水 母 (短片，中国四川 2018)