USC Cinematic Arts

Born in Beijing, China and made New York City her second home, Ms. Lann received a MBA and started her professional life in finance. She discovered cinema while pondering a Ph.D program in Diplomatic History at Columbia University, and made a drastic transition into filmmaking after completing a MA in American Literature and American History at Columbia.

Since 2011, Ms. Lann has written, directed and produced fiction and documentary projects that have been selected by and showcased at NewFilmmakers New York, Palm Spring International ShortFest, and screened at the prestigious Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Her experimental piece Memory was selected by the unban art project Big Screen Plaza and exhibited in Manhattan in May 2012. 

Although her love for classical music, arts, literature, history and philosophy of both the East and the West frequently becomes the source of her inspiration, Ms. Lann believes in exploring new avenues for good storytelling. Her childhood dream was to be a dancer and she also writes poetry.