About the team
Elizabeth Ai (Director, Producer, Writer) is a Chinese-Vietnamese-American Los Angeles based Emmy award-winning producer whose films have screened at Tribeca, Hot Docs, and other festivals around the world. She produced documentary features: DIRTY HANDS: THE ART & CRIMES OF DAVID CHOE, on the titled artist after his prison release and before his meteoric rise; and A WOMAN’S WORK: THE NFL’S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM, which examines wage theft and exploitation of the only visible women in the NFL; and feature narrative, SAIGON ELECTRIC, set in the thriving underground world of breakdancing and hip hop in Vietnam. During Ai’s tenure at VICE, she created the original pilot for BONG APPÉTIT, which got picked up for series on Viceland. She’s currently directing and producing two in-progress feature documentaries and has a slate of narratives in development. She’s a fellow of Berlinale Talents, Center for Asian American Media, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Film Independent, Firelight Media, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Institute, and received her B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Tracy Chitupatham (Producer) produces narrative, documentary, and branded content. She has created content for companies such as Vice, Hulu, Disney, Awesomeness, BMW, Neutrogena, and Covergirl. Tracy has supported the production of Emmy Award-winning content for National Geographic and ESPN. In 2015, she co-produced, THERE IS A NEW WORLD SOMEWHERE, which earned ‘Best Feature’ at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. She also associate produced the feature film adaptation of YELLOW FACE, by acclaimed playwright David Henry Hwang. As producer, her forthcoming narrative features are DAUGHTER (2022) and THE LONGEST SLEEP (2022). A seasoned line producer, she is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and regularly volunteers for the non-profit Women of Color Unite!
Anh Phan (Producer) has over ten years of media production experience. She has produced corporate, scripted, and unscripted branded content for clients such as Beyoncé, BodyArmor, Lincoln Motor Company, Toyota, LG, and Samsung. Her independent projects are supported by California Humanities, the Center for Asian American Media, Film Independent, The Gotham Film & Media Institute, Sundance Institute, and Tribeca Film Institute. She is a member of the Documentary Producers Alliance and Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Anh hails from Little Saigon, Orange County and received her film degree from the University of Southern California.