Weiye Su is a Chinese-Canadian director from LGBTQIA2+ community. Graduated in film production with a minor in photography, he recently directed two National Film Board productions - Jia (2020) and A Passage Beyond Fortune (2022). Weiye was selected to be in the Hot Doc Film Festival accelerator program and Yorkton Film Festival mentorship program in 2021. His film approach focuses on telling personal stories about family in their cultural context that evokes further understanding of the ever changing values in society. Besides filmmaking, he also pursues his passion in photography and abstract painting. His art photograph, “Mountain I”, won the Jurors’ Pick in LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2021
A young Chinese-Canadian couple is visiting family in Wuhan, epicentre of the virus, at the very moment the pandemic is declared. Interviewing his subjects in a novel socially distanced mode, director Weiye Su explores the culturally specific concept of Jia—an idea evoking family or home that acquires sharp new meaning during COVID times.