Jury Biography – Dennis Liu

Come and meet Dennis Liu, one of the jury of the 13th Edition of Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire.

Dennis Liu

Dennis Liu graduated from The Taft School and Tisch School of the Arts with a major in film. He is a Emmy nominated screenwriter, film director, editor, and VFX artist.

He got his first break in 2008 with the “Apple Mac Music Video,” which got millions of hits online and landed me a spot on the @radical.media director roster. The video went on to win The People’s Choice Award in the Cannes New Director’s Showcase and was shown at Pixar.

From there, he spent 14 years directing commercials and music videos. his teams have won awards from AICP (MOMA), Adcolor, Cannes Lions, CLIOS and The One Show. He directed music videos for renowned artists such as David Guetta, Sia, Capital Cities, Sarah Bareilles, Justin Timberlake, and Mariah Carey. 

In 2015, He wrote and directed RAISING DION as both a comic book and short film. In 2017, the project was greenlit straight to series with a 10 episode order at NETFLIX, starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja’Siah Young, Jason Ritter, and Michael B. Jordan. MACRO produces the 1 hr sci-fi drama with Michael’s Outlier Productions. The second season released in 2022, and He has directed a bunch of episodes.

In addition to selling other original feature film scripts and tv pilots to various studios, he most recently have directed episodes for Disney+ … Kung Fu action show AMERICAN BORN CHINESE starring Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan. He also recently finished an episode of DOOGIE KAMEALOHA.

He is Taiwanese and a dual American/Canadian citizen, and for the past 10 years, He have been an active member of the Director’s Guild of America diversity committees. As a speaker, he give occasional film lectures at Stanford University, UCONN,  NYU, and SVA.