Li was born in Suzhou, China, and moved to the US when she was five. Raised on all three coasts and graduating high school in Sugar Land, TX, Li received her BA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. THERE IS A NEW WORLD SOMEWHERE, her debut feature, won three Best Feature awards and was distributed theatrically and on demand.
Her current project, A TOWN CALLED VICTORIA – a docuseries about an arson of a Texas mosque – has garnered support from Sundance, Firelight Media, IFP, and Austin Film Society. BURY ME ON GOLD MOUNTAIN, her second feature, is under development and has been selected for the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, IFP Week: No Borders, and other honors.
Li is also a FOX Directors Lab alumna. She also directs episodic television. Through her work, she focuses on narratives that create social impact and expand representation.