"What Matters to Me and Why" with Film and Media Studies Alumnus Roxy Shih '10!
Please join us for the next 2020-21 “What Matters to Me and Why” Alumni event!
Who: Roxy Shih ’10
When: Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 6 p.m.
Reservations: Required at WMMW Registration Form
The 2020-21 “What Matters to Me and Why” Alumni Series kicks off the new year with a captivating talk with guest speaker Roxy Shih ’10, an internationally acclaimed, Emmy-nominated writer/director and speaker. This informal, conversational speaker series explores how student experiences have profoundly impacted career paths and life journeys of some of UCI’s many distinguished alumni.
Born in Europe, Roxy’s third culture background has given her a distinct perspective. As a filmmaker, she is known for her versatility and has worked with many independent companies both overseas and domestically, making her one of the most in demand cinema artists today.
Roxy was one of ten chosen for the prestigious Armed With A Camera fellowship in 2011 and received a grant to direct a short film, Play Time, that premiered at the DGA and went on a successful film festival tour internationally. She has had her work shown at an array of festivals such as The LA Film Festival, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Cannes, SXSW, Toronto Independent, and Dances with Films.
Roxy had her directorial debut, The Tribe, acquired by Empress Road Pictures in 2016. The film stars the illustrious Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day, LA LA LAND), Anne Winters (Mom & Dad, 13 Reasons Why) and Michael Nardelli (The Collection, Circle). The film has garnered a lot of media attention and has won awards at prestigious festivals such as Best Narrative Feature at Nice International Film Festival, Best Debut Feature Film at The Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, and Best Feature Director at Other Worlds Austin Film Festival.
In 2016, Roxy helmed episodes of the highly anticipated sci-fi anthology series Dark/Web, which released on Amazon Prime in 2019 with a World Premiere at San Diego Comic Con. Her second feature film PAINKILLERS (Madeline Zima, Grant Bowler, Adam Huss and Debra Wilson) was released in early 2019 with a Hulu deal. She recently wrapped production on her third and fourth feature, HEART TO HEART (Julie McNiven, Jon Abrahams and Kelly Jakle) with Ninth House Films and POOLING TO PARADISE (Lynn Chen, Jonathan Lipnicki, Dreama Walker, Jordan Carlos and Taryn Manning) with Fox Meadow Films.
On the side, Roxy enjoys playing the violin, freestyle waacking/voguing, and reading tarot. She also believes in giving back to her community and was a Co-Founder of the Taiwanese American Film Festival in Los Angeles.
We are pleased to offer this series in collaboration with the Student Alumni Association, a registered campus organization that enhances the student experience at UCI by connecting students to one another, alumni and the university.
Please complete the event registration form to register.