Hui Ying

| April 5, 2018

SFSU / 2017 / English / Color

Hui Ying is a post-Gold Rush era, genre bending adventure. A Chinese immigrant named Hui Ying is thrown into an unfamiliar and hostile world. Upon her arrival to California, Hui Ying finds that her husband is dead. Alone and virtually penniless, Hui Ying must fight to survive the harsh realities of being a woman in an unforgiving foreign land and find resourceful ways to outwit any brute that crosses her path.

Appeared in Season 5 | Episode 11 | “Best of the Bay”


Hui Ying is directed by Hannah Anderson.

Originally from Santa Cruz, Hannah Anderson is a Bay Area independent filmmaker who recently completed her MFA degree in Cinema at San Francisco State University. She also previously received her Bachelors in Cinema with an emphasis in animation. She has worked on both documentary films and fictional narratives and enjoys many aspects of filmmaking including, but not limited to directing, art direction, videography, editing and screenwriting. Her first film, In Shadows, won the Robin Eickman Cinema Student scholarship and was a Departmental Nominee for the Kodak scholarship. Films that influence and inspire her visual
style and storytelling range from The Cabinet of Dr. Callagari, 8 1/2, Experiment in Terror, The Valley of Gwangi, Sabata and Dr. No.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer