Cindy Chu is an award winning writer, actress, and producer from Queens.
Her feature script, 69 BAYARD is a 2020 Northeast Filmmakers Lab Fellow, in the 2nd round of 2021 Sundance Development Track, and the 2019 winner of Pitch Royale (featuring judges: Baz Luhrmann and Jason Blum). Her pilot script ANNA WONG was in 2nd round for 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab, and her comedy series, QUEENS premiered at the Omni Cultural TV Fest and won the 2019 Best TV Pilot Comedy. She received 2019 Professional of the Year from NALFO.
Starting out as an actress, she received a MFA degree from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, and performed in Off-Broadway theaters, commercials, webseries, and more. She is a member of NYWIFT and Asian American Screenwriting Workshop.
In her off-time, she loves solo traveling and running.
2019 Winner Best TV Pilot Comedy
(Omni Cultural TV Fest)
Created by and starring Cindy Chu, “Queens” is a brash comedy that follows the friendship of three Asian American Queens natives struggling to make ends meet and realizing being adults isn’t what their immigrant parents taught them it’d be. Sarah (Chu), Kim (Spring Inés Peña) and Gia (Carolina Do) learn that relationship goals and career achievements don’t necessarily equate to success, and experience the complicated intersection of being first and second generation Asian Americans.
1/2hr single-cam comedy entitled "QUEENS" (Starring, Written & Exec Produced)
2019 NJ WebFest - 4 Award Noms, 1 win
2020 Seoul WebFest
2020 Series Premiere
1hr horror, historical drama entitled "ANGEL ISLAND"
2nd round @ 2021 Sundance Episodic Lab
[about a young Chinese immigrant woman who arrives in America in hopes of a better life, but is instead detained by the American government at Angel Island where the ghosts of murdered Chinese immigrants haunt the grounds.]
1hr drama entitled "ANNA WONG"
2nd Round @ 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab
[about Hollywood’s effects on minorities through different perspectives: a diversity writer, a struggling actress, and an angry audience member.]
Romantic drama entitled "69 BAYARD"
2021 MACRO x Black List feature screenwriter incubator - 2nd round
2021 Queens Council on the Arts grant recipient
2020 Northeast Filmmakers Lab Fellow
2019 Pitch Royale Winner
[about an Asian immigrant couple chasing their American dreams]