S. LEO CHIANG is a San Francisco-based documentarian. A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, his Emmy-nominated film about the transformation of the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina New Orleans, picked up eight film festival awards and aired on PBS series Independent Lens. His other documentaries include OUT RUN (Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016), MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON (Inspiration Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2012) and TO YOU SWEETHEART, ALOHA (PBS broadcast 2006).
Leo has received support from funders such as Corporation for Public Broadcasting/ITVS, Sundance Documentary Fund, and Tribeca Film Institute. His work has appeared on outlets including HBO, Showtime, Discovery Channel, and PBS. He was an adjunct professor in Social Documentation at the University of California in Santa Cruz for four years, teaching courses in directing, producing, cinematography, and editing. He also taught at UC Berkeley, Northwestern University, and the Communication University of China. Leo is a current Ford Foundation Rockwood JustFilms Fellow, the co-founder of the Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc), a consulting producer and trainer for CNEX, the Chinese documentary foundation and pitching forum, and a Documentary Branch member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Leo received his MFA in film production from University of Southern California.