FIRST YEAR – LOS ANGELES
Clarisse Chua is a LA-based director, writer and animator from Singapore. Having grown up with an Indonesian, Chinese and Singaporean background, living in Japan and now the US, much of her work is inspired by cultures across the globe. Her short films have been semi-finalists in the Student Academy Awards and recognised internationally by the British Film Institute, Animation Block Party, Bucheon International Animation Festival and more. A recipient of scholarships from ASIFA-Hollywood and Women In Animation, Clarisse graduated from California Institute of the Arts and currently works in the animation film industry. She continues to develop her own film projects that aim to inspire the human spirit.