Mina Shum

Mina Shum is one of Canada's leading independent filmmakers. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, her debut feature Double Happiness, starring Sandra Oh, won prizes in Canada and Europe and had its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Her subsequent features Drive, She Said and Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity, also star Oh and celebrate Chinese-Canadian identity from a female point of view. Her documentary Me, Mom and Mona won a prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. For television, Shum has directed "That's Why They Call It A Conspiracy" Season VII of Da Vinci's Inquest, for which she won the Directors Guild of Canada Award for Outstanding Direction, and episodes of the anthologies Bliss, The Shields Stories, and These Arms of Mine. Her recent work includes Exes & Oh's and Noah's Arc.