Hey, I'm Toy!

Los Angeles, California

Selected as one of the top 5 new filmmakers by the prestigious Asian-American Film Lab and New York Women in Film and Television, for her 2012 directorial debut THE WEDDING, Toy Lei is a multi-talented director, actor, fight choreographer and swordswoman. As a director, Lei has worked with Emmy award-winning cast and crew, and has won multiple Film, Best Actress, Best Action, Best Stunts awards across the breadth of her projects, and she has screened at prestigious festivals such as Etheria and San Diego Comic-con. In 2019 her feature-length script of BOXER was a semifinalist at the iconic Austin Film Fest. In addition, in 2019, she attended the highly selective NYWIFT FS2P directing program in New York, and in 2020 her script MOON entered into pre-production as a finalist in the Women in Media CAMERAderie production lab. As an actor, she was personally cast by Alejandro Inarritu for his Oscar-winning VR project CARNE y ARENA. Lei is a proud mom to her puffy white dog, Wilfred.

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