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Aisling Chin-Yee

Quebec

 Aisling Chin-Yee is an award-winning writer, director, producer, and editor based in Montreal, Canada, and Los Angeles, California.  She recently directed three episodes of the CBC limited series Plan Bstarring Patrick J. Adams and Karine Vanasse.

In 2021, Aisling was celebrated as one of DOC NYC and HBO Documentary’s 40 Under 40. She was named one of Canada’s Rising Film Stars by Now Magazine 2019. New Yorker Magazine hailed Aisling’s latest workas “a genre unto itself,” and one of the magazine’s Best Movies of 2021.

That was the documentary, No Ordinary Man, which she co-directed with Chase Joynt, co-wrote with Amos Mac, and  edited. The film is about Billy Tipton, a piano-playing jazzman from the Midwest who, after he died in 1989, was outed to the media that he was transgender. The documentary premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival and named one of TIFF's Top Ten films that year. The film took home the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival, and the Nouveaux Regards / New Visions Award at Les Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), Best Portrait Documentary at Cleveland International Film Festival, and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Translations Film Festival. Aisling also won the prize for Best Documentary Editing by the Directors’ Guild of Canada in 2021.

Her feature film directorial debut, The Rest of Usstarring Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, The Hangover), Sophie Nélisse (Yellow Jackets, The Book Thief), and Jodi Balfour (For All Mankind, The Crown) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019 As a producer for over a decade, Aisling has been lauded for her fresh and unapologetic vision and produced the award-winning feature films, Rhymes for Young GhoulsThe Saver  and the acclaimed feature documentary Last Woman Standing  amongst other film and tv titles. 2014 marked her year as writer and director with the short film, Sound Asleep which premiered at Lucerne International Film Festival.  In 2015, she directed the multi-award winning documentary Synesthesia  which won Best Short Documentary at the International Crossroads Film Festival. 

 

Contact info:

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment - Chelsea Radler, Hannah Davis, Addie Poris
310-285-9000 

Lit Entertainment - Raquelle David
323-634-0748

Aisling Chin-Yee
  • No Ordinary Man

    No Ordinary Man

    Link: IMDB

    Role: Writer

  • The Rest of Us

    The Rest of Us

    Link: IMDB

    Type: Indie Feature

    Genre: Drama

  • Synesthesia

    Synesthesia

    Link: IMDB

    Role: Writer

    Type: Documentary Short

  • Sound Asleep

    Sound Asleep

    Link: IMDB

    Role: Writer

    Type: Short

    Genre: Drama