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).
Aisling works closely with writers and directors with unique, unapologetic visions in both feature films and documentaries from around the world. She began her production career as an associate producer at the National Film Board of Canada in 2006, joined Prospector Films as producer and director in 2010. Aisling founded Fluent Films in early 2016. She co-created, #AfterMeToo, aimed to analyze the issue 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.
She 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. Aisling is also in development on several feature documentaries, including Trolling with the National Film Board and POV Docs.
Her feature drama The Day Between will be shot in 2018, 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 Kevin.
Aisling is passionate about developing strong women creators, and is producing the works of award winning director, Lorraine Price and the celebrated author, Catherine Leroux. Aisling also co-created with actor Mia Kirshner (The L Word, Exotica) the #AfterMeToo Symposium an in-depth analysis of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, in partnership with the Globe and Mail and Fluent Films.
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 also on the board of Women in View.
Her obsession with strong female characters and creators coupled with her physically active lifestyle, Aisling spearheaded the creation of the mobile app Go Fit Yourself! that released alongside the film Last Woman Standing.
Outspoken, driven, and passionate about storytelling with an unapologetic voice.
Fluent Films is committed to make entertainment by and about women, to represent and work with diverse voices and perspectives, and to tell amazing stories. In 2016 Now Magazine features her opinions during the Toronto International Film Festival.