FEATURED STUDENTS / ALUMNI

Qihong Wei

Qihong Wei is a narrative film writer and director from Shanghai, China. He spent over 12 years as a Group Creative Director in an international advertising agency. With a passion for movies, he decided to follow his dream of becoming a film director. He moved to New York City to study film at the School of Visual Arts in the MPS Directing program. Qihong's many years of experience in creating TV commercials and video content have given him extensive knowledge of the filmmaking process and trained him in engaging storytelling. As a filmmaker, Qihong is most interested in Sci-Fi, the genre that has rarely been touched by Chinese directors. He aspires to make a Chinese version of Star Wars in the future.

Movie Link

Steven Cygan

Steve was born in the small town of Paw Paw, Michigan. The eldest son of a computer programmer and a nurse, he was always fascinated by visual storytelling. His first attempts at filmmaking took place in high school, with a skiing documentary that entertained his friends, followed by a screenplay, which entertained no one. It was then that he knew that the Director's chair was the most appropriate place for him. After a break working in the "real world", he finished his bachelor's degree in film from Western Michigan University, and decided to double-down by enrolling in the Directing masters program at SVA.

Movie Link

Gina Lee

Gina Lee is a filmmaker who creates films with warmth. She moved to New York from Seoul to explore film, as a visual form because it is one of the most direct ways to deliver her  message. She studied various forms of media such as book, radio, magazine, television, and film at New York University. She received her masters from MPS Directing at the School of Visual Arts in 2017. She wrote and directed her first short film “My Alter Ego” in 2015 and is now preparing her second short film “Foundation”. She believes that although she can’t solve everybody’s problems, she wants her films to be a source of fervency for those in need.

Movie Link

Tian Tang

Tian Tang is a Chinese filmmaker from Hangzhou, currently living in New York. She graduated from MPS Directing in 2017. She started making commercials, music videos and short films when she moved to Beijing in 2011. Influenced by various formats of sub-culture. As a young international female filmmaker, Tian is committed to the exploring new visual and narrative voices through storytelling.

Movie Link