Tiffany Frances is a film director and writer based in NYC and LA.
She became interested in filmmaking during her undergraduate program at UCSD, where she gained a deep appreciation of avant-garde and experimental films. The experience of her first documentary, filmed in Cairo, Egypt, about South Sudanese refugees, opened her eyes to pursue directing as a career. Her graduate program, Art Center College of Design – Masters Directing Track, was practical and immersive, and to this day she is grateful for the clash in her studies. She moved to New York City and quickly learned the ropes of the independent filmmaking world on the East Coast.
Her background working as a Photographer, Producer, Casting Director, and Editor, on commercials and music videos has made her a well-rounded director. Her personal work has entered several festivals and has been featured at La Femme Film Festival, Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Brand Film Festival, Paper Magazine, Ladygunn, Stereogum, among others. Her producing credits include Barney’s and Red Bull, music videos for Toro Y Moi and Killer Mike, while she has directed work for National Geographic, Citibank, and Acura. She was selected for SHOOT Magazine’s 2018 New Directors Showcase, where a trailer of her short film, “What I Wish You Said”, was screened at the Directors Guild Theater in New York.
Her passions lie in writing female stories in interesting ways, thinking about sustainable solutions in beauty and fashion, spearheading a community garden, surfing while traveling, and taking portraits of the people she loves. She also composes music as Porcelain Skyline.
In her film work, she is committed to bring a voice to women, the under-represented, and outsiders. She believes strongly in contributing to the Asian American community; more specifically, highlighting Taiwanese American stories. She loves bringing new, fresh ideas come to life visually, and challenges herself to think about film in avant-garde styles; thereby enjoys working with different mediums, from Super 8mm to high end digital cinema cameras. Her work expands across all genres; from branded content, music video, fashion film, and narrative.