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. 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). In 2019, Aisling was named one of Now Magazine’s, “Canada’s Rising Screen Stars”.
Aisling works closely with writers and directors from around the world, who have unique, unapologetic visions in both feature films and documentaries. She began her production career as an associate producer at the National Film Board of Canada in 2006, then joined Prospector Films as producer and director in 2010. In 2016, Aisling founded Fluent Films, her boutique production company that also represents her work as writer and director.
In connection with the cultural shift of the #MeToo movement In 2017, Aisling and actors Mia Kirshner and Freya Ravensbergen co-created the #AfterMeToo movement to support survivors of sexual violence. #AfterMeToo includes a fund in partnership with The Canadian Women’s Foundation, as well as reports and recommendations from cross section of industry experts, produced videos, and offering resources and solutions to tackle the epidemic of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.
In 2018 she was selected in the inaugural cohort of professionals in the 50 Women Change the World in Media and Entertainment in Hollywood.
Her feature drama The Day Between will be shot in 2019, and is executive produced by Jean-Marc Vallée, with the financial support of Telefilm Canada and The Harold Greenberg Fund. As a writer/director, she is in early stages of writing with support of Telefilm for the films, This is Glory and Sharing Sharon.
Working with Parabola Films, Aisling is also in pre-production on the hybrid documentary drama, Billy Tipton. This feature length biopic on the life of jazz musician Billy Tipton, who after his death in 1989, was outed by the mainstream media that he was transgender man.
Over her fourteen year career, Aisling produced the acclaimed short films, Three Mothers (2008), The Color of Beauty (2010) Sorry, Rabbi (2011). In 2013 she 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 that Canada brought to the Cannes Film Market and premiered at Lucerne International Film Festival. In 2015, she directed the multi-award winning documentary Synesthesia and produced the gritty urban drama, The Saver that released in Spring 2016.
Aisling produced the US series and feature, Lost Generation, with LA based company New Form Digital starring Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder, Man Seeking Woman), Callum Worthy, and Melissa O'Neil, that hit VOD platforms autumn 2016 across North America. With Prospector Films, she produced the documentary Inside these Walls which released on CBC October 2016.
As part of our filmmaking community, Aisling often participates on international film and industry juries, like Fantastia, FIN: The International Atlantic Film Festival, and The Toronto International Film Festival's Pitch This! Competitions. She is also a Berlinale Talent Alumni, a Rotterdam Producer's Network Alumni, a Tribeca Film Institute Alumni, and currently part of the prestigious Academy Women Director Mentorship Program. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, and the Canadian Academy of Film and Television.
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.