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Heyishi Zhang (she/her) is a Chinese Canadian filmmaker interested in telling chaotic and complex stories about subjects beyond the margins. Her most notable project is Gay Mean Girls Seasons 1 + 2, an autofictional digital series she created/directed. Both seasons premiered at TIFF Next Wave, and was distributed by Shaftesbury and Revry. Season 2 has received over 33 accolades worldwide, including a Golden Sheaf Award at Yorkton Film Festival and “Best Drama” at Stareable. The project originated from her viral short film (same title, 2015) with over 4 million views online. Heyishi is a Telefilm Talent to Watch recipient, and worked on CTV's Shelved. Her work has been showcased on Global TV, Elle Canada, Rookie Mag, SheDoesTheCity, Leste, and more.

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