Ursula Liang is a journalist-turned-filmmaker who has told stories in a wide range of media. She has held staff jobs at The New York Times Op- Docs, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, Asia Pacific Forum on WBAI, StirTV, the Jax Show, Hyphen magazine and currently freelances as a film and television producer and story consultant. She directed, produced and shot the award-winning “9-Man: A Streetball Battle in the Heart of Chinatown” (DOC NYC, America ReFramed) which The New York Times called “an absorbing documentary” and co-produced The New York Times’ first video interview with a sitting president in 2014. Her producing credits include: “One October” (Full Frame), “Tough Love” (POV), “Wo Ai Ni Mommy” (POV), “Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge” (NBC) “UFC Primetime” (FX). Ursula has also worked for the film publicity company, the 2050 Group, is a founding member of the Filipino American Museum, sits on the advisory board of the Dynasty Project, and is an executive board member for Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Ursula is a member of A-Doc and Film Fatales and a current fellow of Chicken and Egg, Firelight Media, Impact Partners, Tribeca Film Institute, and the Investigative Reporting Program. Ursula has a degree in Psychology and african-American studies from the University of Michigan and attended the historically black college, Spelman, in 1994. She grew up in Newton, Mass. and lives in the Bronx, New York.
9-MAN: a Streetball Battle in the Heart of Chinatown
"An absorbing documentary" -The New York Times
"A lively, layered debut” -The Boston Globe
"A riveting, deftly-told story about tradition and identity" -Hua Hsu