Based in LA, Alberta Poon is a first-generation Chinese American director and screenwriter known for her comedic flair, surrealist imagery, and fondness for vibrant punches of color—creating bold worlds that embody beauty and humor in a playful and refreshing light. Alberta’s work explores the themes of the Asian American diaspora experience using her comedic superpowers to capture people’s hearts and imagination.
Her multifaceted background as a musician, editor, and videographer fosters a rich and collaborative environment in addition to influencing the rhythm and emotion behind her storytelling. A common thread that ties her work together is inclusivity within underrepresented communities, both in front of and behind the camera.
Alberta’s films have screened at the Bend Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, SPLIFF, and Pérez Art Museum Miami. Her work has garnered attention from acclaimed publications like Vogue, Rolling Stone, and Broccoli Magazine. Notably, she was tapped by industry icon Carrie Brownstein (IFC’s Portlandia) to direct a music video for legendary rock band Sleater-Kinney. On the commercial side, she has worked with several high-profile brands, including Nike, Sapporo, TikTok, WWE 2K, Adidas, and Society Nine. These campaigns have gained recognition from esteemed platforms such as Ads of the World, Campaign US, and Free the Work.
Currently, Alberta is working with showrunner Kelly Galuska (Netflix’s Human Resources) on a new pilot through the Mentorship Matters TV writing program sponsored by Amazon and AMC. She also managed to snag a coveted spot in Amy Aniobi’s (EP on HBO’s Insecure) TRIBE fellowship.
She is available for hire as a freelance director or screenwriter.
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