Dayyan Eng who was born in Taiwan, is a young Chinese-American writer-director. He studied film arts in the US and transferred to the prestigious Beijing Film Academy where he finished his undergraduate studies in directing. A 35mm short film he wrote and directed in 1997 (East 22nd Street) won awards and nominations at eight international film festivals, and was acquired by CANAL+ for exclusive rights in France. For the past four years, Dayyan has been directing national TV commercial spots for the Asian market. His second short film, Bus 44, won awards at Venice Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival, becoming the first Chinese-language short film to win at both festivals. The film was also invited to 2002 Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight, and most recently won the Best Short Film Award at 2002 Florida Film Festival . The success of Bus 44 started a revival in short-filmmaking in China and was a critical hit both in Asia and US/Europe, while at the same time gaining TV and theatrical distribution world-wide. He lives in Asia where he is in pre-production with his first feature film project.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
Dayyan Eng Facts
|Occupation||Director, Producer, Writer|
|Waiting Alone (2005)|
|Bus 44 (2001)|