A film and television production studio based in Montreal. Agile, nimble with experience in drama, comedy, feature films, documentaries, and web based series. Helmed by producer and director Aisling Chin-Yee, backed by an army of strong creative partnerships.
Aisling Chin-Yee is an award-winning producer, writer, and director based in Montreal, Canada and Los Angeles, California. Aisling was named one of Canada’s Rising Film Stars by Now Magazine 2019. She is currently in post-production on her feature film directorial debut, The Rest of Us, starring Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, The Hangover), Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), and Jodi Balfour (The Crown). As a producer for over a decade, Aisling has been lauded for her fresh and unapologetic vision in both feature films and documentaries. Aisling produced the award winning feature film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, which was a TIFF Top 10 film, and won Best Director at the Vancouver International Film Festival, as well as the award-winning feature documentary Last Woman Standing that same year. 2014 marked her year as writer and director with the short film, Sound Asleep premiered at Lucerne International Film Festival. In 2015, she directed the multi-award winning documentary Synesthesia that won Best Short Documentary at the International Crossroads Film Festival. She produced the gritty urban drama, The Saver that released in Spring 2016, and the political documentary Inside These Walls.
Alongside filmmaking, Aisling is an active change maker for equality and diverse representation on and off screen. In 2016, she co-founded the #AfterMeToo movement, which includes a fund, roundtable series, and report that brings to light the issue of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. In 2018 she was selected in the inaugural cohort of professionals in the 50 Women Can Change the World in Media and Entertainment in Hollywood.
In 2019, she is directing the documentary hybrid feature film about Billy Tipton, a piano playing jazzman from the Midwest who after his death in 1989, it was revealed that he was assigned female at birth. The film explores transgender male experiences today and historically. Her written and directed feature drama, The Day Between, is executive produced by Jean-Marc Vallée, and will go to camera in 2020.
Aisling is a Berlinale Talent Alumni, a Rotterdam Producer's Network Alumni, a Tribeca Film Institute Alumni, and was part of the prestigious Academy Women Directors’ Program in 2017. She is a prominent voice promoting inclusion, pushing the status quo, as both a creator and an advocate of other women and diverse perspectives. In 2016 Now Magazine features her opinions on changing the media landscape during the Toronto International Film Festival.
Outspoken, driven, and passionate about storytelling with an unapologetic voice.
Fluent Films is committed to make entertainment that represents and works with diverse voices and perspectives, and to tell amazing stories. In 2016 Now Magazine features Aisling Chin-Yee’s opinions on diversity and gender parity during the Toronto International Film Festival.