Stephanie Wang-Breal


Stephanie Wang-Breal is an award-winning filmmaker, commercial director and co-founder of the independent production company, Once in a Blue Films. Blowin’ Up, her third feature length film, had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018. Her first film, Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy), was nominated for an Emmy®, and was the recipient of three Grand Jury Best Documentary Awards at the AFI/ Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, as well as a 2011 CINE Special Jury Award. The film had its national television broadcast in 2010 on the award-winning PBS series POV. Wang-Breal’s second film, Tough Love, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014. The film premiered on PBS’ POV in July 2015. She has also directed commercials for Facebook, Minwax, ESPN, Vocativ, Verifone, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Nickelodeon, Goldman Sachs, UNICEF, CNN, A&E Television and MTV Networks.

Wang-Breal was recently awarded an artistic fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation and is represented commercially by the good guys at Good Company. She currently sits on the Board of the New York Women’s Foundation and resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her son and daughter.

October 11, 2018
Framing Trauma: The Crises of Witnessing
National Union Building
1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM