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Natalie A. Chao

Filmmaker & Visual Artist

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 Natalie A. Chao Biography

Natalie A. Chao is a filmmaker and visual artist who completed her B.A. degree in Film Production at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with a focus in cinematography. Born, raised and currently based in Hong Kong, she is interested in bridging the gap between realism and poetry in order to tell stories through a more engaged and intentional gaze, one that can map out our memories, not draw lines between camera and subject, identity and politics. Being raised in a city caught in perpetual change, she searched for a means to articulate her thoughts and attitudes. Film naturally became her consummate mode of expression. Behind the camera, she felt entirely comfortable in encapsulating her world with all its incongruities.

In the context of Hong Kong’s ongoing political crisis, Chao questions whether a collective gaze is possible, and is engaging with what it means to create a living documentary, one that seeks to do more than reducing ourselves to numbers on a statistic, politicized events on a historical timeline. Why do we want to remember? Who is the archive for? These are the questions that shape the experience of filming her first feature-length documentary.

Natalie's documentary short, TO KNOW HER, was an Official Selection at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Filmed decades apart on the same miniDV camcorder, TO KNOW HER is an poetic exploration of Chao's family’s relationship with her mother, who passed away when she was 14 years old to clinical depression. She is also a 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellow.

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  • Female Creatives Explain How They Found Inspiration During the Pandemic

    Finding creative inspiration after more than a year of pandemic shutdowns can be tough, but Asia Hall, Natalia Chao and Dana Scruggs managed to remain creative throughout the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and at TheWrap’s BE Conference 2021, they explained how they did it.

  • Adobe Returns to Sundance to Empower New Creative Voices

    For emerging filmmakers hoping to take the next step in their artistic and professional journey, finding a community of like-minded creators is crucial. With this goal in mind, Adobe has partnered with Sundance Institute on the Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship program which, since 2015, has provided mentorship and support to promising filmmakers early in their careers.

  • Sundance 2021: Natalie Chao

    Natalie Chao talks us through the making of her short film, To Know Her, an exploration of the camera's gaze and her relationship with her mother. She chats to us about memory, family, and what we can learn from the pandemic.

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Natalie A. Chao

Filmmaker & Visual Artist

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Natalie A. Chao Biography

Natalie A. Chao is a filmmaker and visual artist who completed her B.A. degree in Film Production at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with a focus in cinematography. Born, raised and currently based in Hong Kong, she is interested in bridging the gap between realism and poetry in order to tell stories through a more engaged and intentional gaze, one that can map out our memories, not draw lines between camera and subject, identity and politics. Being raised in a city caught in perpetual change, she searched for a means to articulate her thoughts and attitudes. Film naturally became her consummate mode of expression. Behind the camera, she felt entirely comfortable in encapsulating her world with all its incongruities.

In the context of Hong Kong’s ongoing political crisis, Chao questions whether a collective gaze is possible, and is engaging with what it means to create a living documentary, one that seeks to do more than reducing ourselves to numbers on a statistic, politicized events on a historical timeline. Why do we want to remember? Who is the archive for? These are the questions that shape the experience of filming her first feature-length documentary.

Natalie's documentary short, TO KNOW HER, was an Official Selection at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Filmed decades apart on the same miniDV camcorder, TO KNOW HER is an poetic exploration of Chao's family’s relationship with her mother, who passed away when she was 14 years old to clinical depression. She is also a 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellow.

Natalie A. Chao Videos

  • Meet the Artist: Natalie A. Chao on TO KNOW HER
    Meet Natalie A. Chao, director of TO KNOW HER, which is playing in the Documentary Shorts Program at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
  • 21 & Over: Natalie + Cheryl
    Get to know TO KNOW HER director Natalie Chao and musician Cheryl Chow in this informal Q&A between artists featured in the 2021 Sundance Film...

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  • How to book Natalie A. Chao?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Natalie A. Chao for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Natalie A. Chao, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Natalie A. Chao or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Natalie A. Chao?

    Booking fees for Natalie A. Chao, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Natalie A. Chao, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Natalie A. Chao?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Natalie A. Chao for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Natalie A. Chao for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Natalie A. Chao or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Natalie A. Chao or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Natalie A. Chao is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Natalie A. Chao for your event is available upon request. Natalie A. Chao generally travels from Hong Kong and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lesli Klainberg, Jason Hehir, Ayana Barber, Kareem Burke and Alison Chernick. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Natalie A. Chao for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Natalie A. Chao Speaker Videos

  • Meet the Artist: Natalie A. Chao on TO KNOW HER
    Meet Natalie A. Chao, director of TO KNOW HER, which is playing in the Documentary Shorts Program at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
    21 & Over: Natalie + Cheryl
    Get to know TO KNOW HER director Natalie Chao and musician Cheryl Chow in this informal Q&A between artists featured in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The pair will go through at least 21 questions...

Natalie A. Chao News

  • Female Creatives Explain How They Found Inspiration During the Pandemic

    Finding creative inspiration after more than a year of pandemic shutdowns can be tough, but Asia Hall, Natalia Chao and Dana Scruggs managed to remain creative throughout the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and at TheWrap’s BE Conference 2021, they explained how they did it.

  • Adobe Returns to Sundance to Empower New Creative Voices

    For emerging filmmakers hoping to take the next step in their artistic and professional journey, finding a community of like-minded creators is crucial. With this goal in mind, Adobe has partnered with Sundance Institute on the Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship program which, since 2015, has provided mentorship and support to promising filmmakers early in their careers.

  • Sundance 2021: Natalie Chao

    Natalie Chao talks us through the making of her short film, To Know Her, an exploration of the camera's gaze and her relationship with her mother. She chats to us about memory, family, and what we can learn from the pandemic.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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