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Angel Anqi Gu is a Los Angeles and Chicago-based filmmaker and screenwriter. Graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and pursuing an MFA at Chapman University, her works seek to blend experimental arts and “conventional” filmmaking. Through her videos and writings, she explores the complex layers in human relationships, such as family, and discusses the meaning of staying alive. One of her latest work A Collaboration discusses the relationship between artists, the art world and artworks. 

Her current feature script that is under development is a social commentary on the current situation women in China face, the conflict between new and old values, and the social expectation for women. The script features four ordinary women as typical representations of women in different stages in their lives —— daughter, wife, mother; and uses a fictional institution as a place that aims to keep the traditional values in a rapidly modernizing society. 

On the side, she is a fan for folk cultures, multi-universe travel, superhero, Narnia and Harry Potter.