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Courtney Zhì-Xián Loo is a Chinese-American filmmaker based in New York City. Her work across mediums uplifts the AAPI community, bringing its rich characters and journeys to new audiences through grounded storytelling with a touch of magical realism. Her short films include Slick Talk, which premiered at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival, and Post Office, which premiered at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival and was named a Vimeo Staff Pick. Both narrative films draw on Courtney’s lived experiences as a Chinese-American woman and examine themes of identity, language, and female objectification.
Courtney’s commercial work includes projects for Honda and Athletic Greens, and she has collaborated with talent including Kehlani, Allyson Felix, Pink Sweat$, KIRBY, 6lack, and D Smoke. She is also the co-founder of the music management company Thrice Cooked. Her instincts for music and sound inform the rhythm and emotional waves of the stories she writes and directs.
Currently, Courtney is a 2023 Almanack Screenwriting Fellow and is working on writing her debut feature film. She is represented by Institute for commercials and branded content, and WME and Entertainment 360 for film and television.