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hello + welcome.

my name is either Jay, Carolyn, or CJ. if you’re here to find out which, i don’t quite have an answer for you.

everything i do and love and have worked towards has to do with story

 

Carolyn (Jay) Wu --they/them-- is a non-binary settler working in Tkaronto of Hong Kong diaspora. They are a writer, director, development executive, and community organizer. As a development executive at Bell Media, they take pitches and develop scripted content for national broadcaster CTV and canadian streaming service Crave. Working exclusively in scripted original series programming, they develop projects with everyone from some of the most seasoned writers and producers in the country to the freshest, most exciting up-and-coming talent. 

Their most recent short film project TOE THE LINE (2021) is nominated for a Golden Sheaf for Scripted Short at Yorkton Film Festival 2022 and won Breakthroughs Film Festival’s 2019 Pitch Competition. Their short film IN MY MOTHER’S CLOSET has screened at Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival, and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. JO (2018) has more than 9 million views on YouTube. Carolyn moved from intern to leading national television show Q on CBC Television through a total rebranding as Acting Senior Producer from 2015-2017. Carolyn also started and co-organizes Colour Theory, an event that celebrates short films of all sizes, genres, and budgets made exclusively by Black, Indigenous, or people of colour filmmakers who identify as 2SLGBTQ (2SQTBIPOC). 

They use filmmaking to make their bold POV as a Canto transmasculine storyteller known. They focus on intimate character-driven stories that centre the voices of racialized queer and gender-diverse people, always. Carolyn strives to continue disrupting film industry and building space for racialized queers to heal, create, and thrive.