Faculty Profile for Huay-Bing Law

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Huay-Bing Law
Lecturer — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 101
phone: (512) 245-2147

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Huay-Bing Law is a director and cinematographer whose films have earned an HBO APA Visionary Award, Princess Grace Award, and played in festivals worldwide. His latest directorial film, JUNE, about a Chinese immigrant’s experience in the segregated South, premiered on HBO. His work as a cinematographer has screened on HBO and ESPN, and festivals such as SXSW, BFI London Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival. Most recently, he was the cinematographer on the feature narrative GOODBYE, MOTHER– a Vietnamese-language dramedy about a closeted son returning home with his boyfriend to meet his family in Saigon. The film had a wide release theatrically in Vietnam.

Huay currently resides in Austin, where he lectures at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University while developing his first feature film.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Goodbye Mother. Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival. 2020
  • Goodbye Mother. Cinequest Film Festival. 2020
  • Goodbye, Mother. Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival. 2020
  • Goodbye Mother. Yangon LGBT Film Festival. 2020
  • Goodbye, Mother. Mostra International Film Festival. 2020

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Audience Award Feature, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. November 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Narrative Feature, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. November 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Narrative Feature, Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. October 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Jury Award, New Orleans Film Festival. October 20, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Grandy Jury Award, PacArts / SDAFF. October 1, 2018

Selected Service Activities

Judge
Austin Film Society Short Film Grant
August 2021-November 2021
Organizer
Various Nonpartisan Voting Organizations including APIA Vote and OCA Houston
2020-2020
Juror
Austin Asian American Film Festival
June 13, 2019-June 16, 2019
Participant
National College of the Arts – Pakistan, Senior Films Juror
January 10, 2019-January 15, 2019