Angel Anqi Gu is a Los Angeles and Chicago-based filmmaker and screenwriter. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, she moved to Vancouver by herself at the age of 15 and later moved to Chicago to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Inspired by The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino, she moved to California to pursue her dream as a filmmaker. She holds an MFA degree for Directing from Chapman University.  

Being an immigrant allows her to see herself as an outsider in both societies. She develops stories based on the feeling that humans all live in their tiny bubbles but would never really be disconnected from each other as if invisible strings tangle them together, the strings  between two loved ones, between parents and children, between family members, between a character and the architecture.

Angel is currently working on several feature scripts including a kid going on a roadtrip to find his birth father with a man who lost his son. 

In her non-filmmaking time, she paints and often travels to parallel universes through her daydreams.