Thea Loo is a producer and director from Vancouver BC with a BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University. In 2020 she produced her first short film “No More Parties”, directed by Natalie Murao, created with funding support from the NFB. The short was selected to be part of Canada’s Not Short On Talent program at Clermont-Ferrand 2021 and played at Sundance Film Festival 2022.
In 2021 she produced the 25 minute documentary short “To Make Ends Meat 心頭肉”, funded by the Richard K Wong Film Fund and directed by Kimberly Ho. The short premiered in November 2021 at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Best Short Film award. Thea most recently produced “Smoke Eater” a short film directed by Gloria Mercer, funded by the Harold Greenberg Shorts to Features program which is set to release in 2022.
Her latest directorial work is “Nanay”, a 5 minute documentary about Filipino mental health and labour migration which is currently under development with the Knowledge Network to become a 1 hour TV spot. She is also developing a TV series project called “Soule” with funding from the CMF. “Soule” is a dramedy series about Filipino-Canadian sneakerheads and hypebeasts.
Thea is building her producing career through participating in the Reelworld Producers Program, a mentorship focused on developing BIPOC producing talent in Canada. She is also currently under the mentorship of Kathleen Hepburn and Tyler Hagen of Experimental Forest Films while working as a producer’s assistant for John Bolton of Opus 59 Films.