Tiana Lucerne Cheung is a 20-year old, Chinese-American film director/writer based in Los Angeles & Bay Area. She attended UC Berkeley for two years, and is now an undergraduate junior at USC's School of Cinematic Arts (Film & TV Production major). She worked at FilmNation Entertainment (Arrival, The King's Speech, The Imitation Game) in West Hollywood as a Production & Acquisitions Intern.
Currently, she is working as an Events Coordinator for the Women's Weekend Film Challenge and developing a psychological thriller feature script. Recently, this script placed Top 15% in The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting out of nearly 8,000 submissions.
7 years ago, Tiana began uploading videos to her YouTube channel, including an award-winning short film about women empowerment in corporate offices titled "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" (which screened at the AMC Aventura 24 theater). Her video series about school/education, in particular, served as guidance for other students around the world who lacked resources. Her YouTube has since captivated 7,000+ subscribers and 660,000+ total channel views from 84 countries.
Tiana strives to amplify underrepresented voices. More specifically, she plans to make feature films that capture realism and humanize experiences faced by people of color, rather than stuffing characters into tropes. She's worked as a 1st AC/Gaffer/Script Supervisor/PA/etc. on over 25 professional sets, ranging from a Student Oscar-winning DP to NCIS:LA directors to the star actor from "The Last Black Man in San Francisco." She worked as a part-time Shop Technician at DTC Grip & Electric, the Bay Area lighting company that equipped "13 Reasons Why" and "Sorry to Bother You." She recently worked as a Set Production Assistant on Warner Bros.' The Matrix 4 film in SF.
Moreover, she is available to work on any short films, music videos, editorials, features, and commercials.