Aisling Theresa Chin-Yee
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aisling Chin-Yee is an award-winning producer, writer, and director based in Montreal, Canada. She is currently in post-production on her feature film debut, The Rest of Us, starring Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, The Hangover), Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), and Jodi Balfour (The Crown). Working closely with writers and directors with unique, unapologetic visions in both feature films and documentaries from around the world. She began her production career as an associate producer at the National Film Board of Canada in 2006, joined Prospector Films as producer and director in 2010. Aisling founded Fluent Films in early 2016. She co-created, alongside actor Mia Kirshner, #AfterMeToo, a symposium, series and report that analyzes the issue of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. In 2018 she was selected in the inaugural cohort of professionals in the 50 Women Change the World in Media and Entertainment in Hollywood , and sits on the board of Women in View. Her feature drama The Day Between is executive produced by Jean-Marc Vallée, with the financial support of Telefilm Canada and The Harold Greenberg Fund. In 2019, she will direct the feature documentary Billy Tipton, a piano playing jazz band leader from Oklahoma City who lived an extraordinary life and kept a secret from his loved ones for decades. In 1989, When Billy collapsed suddenly in his 70s, the paramedics who tried to resuscitate him tore open his shirt and discovered that he was biologically female.