Steven Liang is an award-winning director who makes films that tell the stories of queers, outsiders, and diverse millennials. Growing up queer, working-class, and the child of Chinese-immigrants in Los Angeles’ east-side, Steven has a penchant for exploring characters living on the fringe of society, and their resilient quest for identity, community, and freedom.
Steven has directed three short films. AFUERA (2016), premiered at the LA Film Festival and screened at Palm Springs ShortFest and NBC ShortFest. The film, which features a largely transgender Latina cast, garnered distribution from Frameline, and was featured in VICE and Vibe Magazines. COMING HOME (2015), a Taiwan-U.S. co-production, screened at thirty international film festivals, including the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and Outfest. The film made history as the first gay-themed project funded by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, and is distributed by Outplay Films. Steven's documentary short, A BETTER LIFE (2014), garnered the AbelCine Grant for excellence in nonfiction filmmaking.
Steven’s television experience includes shadowing directors on the ABC sitcom FRESH OFF THE BOAT and the CBS medical drama PURE GENIUS. He was an ABC-Disney Directing Program finalist, and was selected as a 2017 Film Independent Directing Lab Fellow for his feature script, GRAND PRIZE. Steven started his entertainment career as an intern for Justin Lin's Universal-based Barnstorm Pictures, Participant Media, and Visual Communications. He holds a B.A. from Pitzer College and an M.F.A. in Directing from UCLA Film School.