Bite-sized blog post: Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu behind the camera

The 1996 documentary short Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien won JESSICA YU an Oscar for Best Documentary Short where she quipped, “You know you’ve entered new territory when you realize that your outfit cost more than your film.”

Yu never attended film school but has gone on to direct for television, as well as documentary and fiction features and experimental films – including the 2008 film Ping Pong Playa.

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Read more about her:

Find her on Facebook
DGA Close-up
Director Jessica Yu Paves The Way For Women in Filmmaking
Indiewire Interview
Los Angeles Times Interview

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2013The Guide (Documentary) (completed)
 2015American Crime (TV Series) (1 episode)
Episode Nine (2015)
 2012-2014Parenthood (TV Series) (4 episodes)
Too Big to Fail (2014)
 2014/IMisconception (Documentary)
 2012Scandal (TV Series) (1 episode)
Blown Away (2012)
 2012Meet Mr Toilet (Short)
2006-2011Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series) (6 episodes)
Heart-Shaped Box (2011)
 2011Last Call at the Oasis (Documentary)
 2009The Kinda Sutra (Documentary short)
 2007Protagonist (Documentary)
 2001-2004The West Wing (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Real-To-Reel (2004)
 2004In the Realms of the Unreal (Documentary)
 2003The Lyon’s Den (TV Series) (1 episode)
Pilot (2003)
 2003Mister Sterling (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Sins of the Father (2003)
2003The Guardian (TV Series) (1 episode)
You Belong to Me (2003)
 2002ER (TV Series) (1 episode)
Bygones (2002)
 1998The Living Museum (Documentary)
 1998Better Late (Short)
 1993Sour Death Balls (Short)

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