Struggling to understand the new world of dating via technology, she’s not sure her tomatoes are ripe for anyone

I hope that with the specificity of the character and world that we built within Rencontres Paysannes – Farmers Dating, we will be able to cross borders on our festival run

Alexandra (Alle) Hsu is a Chinese-American director/producer, born and raised in Southern California. She received her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Film Directing and Production. Prior to Tisch, Alle earned her BA from Scripps College, double majoring in Media Studies and Asian Studies. Her undergraduate thesis documentary received a museum grant in 2011 from the Pomona College Museum of Art, during their “China Insights” Exhibit. In graduate school, Alle co-wrote, directed, and produced the short film, “Sophie” in Hong Kong. “Sophie” had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival (FF), and its international premiere at the Foyle FF, both Oscar-Qualifying festivals. The film went on to screen at over 15 film festivals around the world. Hsu also directed another short, a 1960s period film, “Our Way Home,” in Long Island, N.Y. The film premiered at Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts FF in 2018. Hsu is starting her festival run on two additional short films: “POP!,” her NYU thesis film, starring Emmy-nominated actress, Michelle Ang, and “Rencontres Paysannes” (“Farmers Dating”). This year, she directed a short film “Unread” for non-profit SafeBAE, which encourages peer-to-peer mentoring for teens for sexual awareness, in the in, she was a Directing Mentee in Women in Film’s Mentoring Program. Alle was named the Kearny Street Workshop Featured Artist in Film at the 20th APAture Arts Festival, where she was featured on NBC News. Alle was a filmmaker-in-residence in the SFFILM FilmHouse Residency (2019-2020), with her first feature film, Queens. Read more