Carolyn Wu (they/she/he) is a non-binary + queer settler working in Tkaronto of the Hong Kong diaspora.
Carolyn is a writer, director, producer, editor, and community organizer. Their film IN MY MOTHER’S CLOSET has screened at NSI Online Short Film Festival, Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival, and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. Their most recent short film project TOE THE LINE (2021) won Breakthroughs Film Festival’s 2019 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch and is being made in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council, Charles Street Video, and Purple Dog Post Production. Carolyn’s short film JO (2018) has more than 6 million views on YouTube. Carolyn got their start at the CBC where they moved from intern to leading their national television show “Q” through a total rebranding as Acting Senior Producer in 2017 directly under host, rapper Shad.
Carolyn 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).
In all their work Carolyn strives to empower the voices of everyone involved at every level, disrupt film industry, and build space for racialized queers to heal, create, and thrive.