Stephanie Wang Breal

About

Stephanie is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director. She has directed 3 feature length films. The first, 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. Stephanie’s second film, Tough Love, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014 and went on to screen in our nation’s Capitol for a White House Policy discussion around parents and the foster care system. The film premiered on PBS’ POV in July 2015. Stephanie has just wrapped post production on her third film, Blowin’ Up, which will have its world premiere at a festival in 2018. Stephanie has also directed commercial spots for Facebook, MinWax, Verifone, Vocativ Media, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Nickelodeon and Goldman Sachs. Prior to launching her career as an independent filmmaker and commercial director, Stephanie produced content and commercials for UNICEF, CNN, A&E Television and MTV Networks. Stephanie is a fluent Mandarin and French speaker and currently sits on the Board of the New York Women's Foundation.

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Stephanie 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. Stephanie’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. Stephanie has also directed commercials for Facebook, Minwax, ESPN, Vocativ, Verifone, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Nickelodeon, Goldman Sachs, UNICEF, CNN, A&E Television and MTV Networks. Stephanie was recently awarded an artistic fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation and is represented commercially by the good guys at Good Company. Stephanie currently sits on the Board of the New York Women's Foundation and resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son & daughter.