Shuling Yong is a Singapore-born, Chicago-based documentary filmmaker, DP and Location Sound Recordist with a passion for social change. She has worked on films like Radical Grace (HotDocs, 2015, dir. Rebecca Parrish), In Time To Come (HotDocs, 2017, dir. Tan Pin Pin), The Feeling of Being Watched (Tribeca, 2018, dir. Assia Boundaoui) and films by the award-winning Chicago media collective Kartemquin Films like In The Game (2015, dir. Maria Finitzo) and America To Me (Sundance, 2018, dir. Steve James).
Shuling’s most recent film Growing Roots premiered on the Discovery Channel. She is now working on her first feature-length documentary, Unteachable, which was selected for Good Pitch² Southeast Asia 2017, and won “Best Pitch” at the CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum 2017.
Shuling is a Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs Fellow, a participating filmmaker at the BRITDOC Queer Impact Producers Lab, the DocNet Southeast Asia Strategy Workshop and the KOMAS Video For Change Forum.
“Shuling is professional, patient, insightful, and a delight to work with. She has a great eye and a strong sense of story. Shuling brings a calm assuredness to any shoot and I look forward to working with her again in the future.”
While pursuing her degree in Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University, Shuling founded Media For Social Change, a social enterprise dedicated to fostering positive community impact through video and audio storytelling.
She is currently based in Chicago and travels across countries doing freelance documentary work and speaking engagements.