Ming-Zhu Hii

director/ actor/ writer/ producer/

A wearer of multiple hats, Ming-Zhu is obsessed with good aesthetics and non-cringe-making marketing, exploring how the digital landscape is changing storytelling media, and making strange, beautiful film.

Ming-Zhu has a Bachelor of Dramatic Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, a Certificate IV in Business Management and is currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media with a focus on narrative project development in the Australian film and television industry. She has been directing, writing and producing theatre, video and film variously for over seven years. 

Ming-Zhu is the co-director of The Public Studio, an experimental and narrative film and video production company who also dabble in the occasional live project. TPS has produced work with, for, and in many spaces and organisations including Federation Square, Chamber Made Opera and Malthouse Theatre. 

She has also worked as a business coach and consultant, a social media strategist, and was the founding head of events and special projects at Dumbo Feather Magazine. Ming-Zhu co-founded The Screen Test Studio, Melbourne's first dedicated remote auditioning service for screen professionals. She also created and ran a bricks-and-mortar art and design boutique called Orlando and Ivy, trading in rigorously curated art and design objects, and promoting the work of local makers and designers. 

And her BA certainly hasn't gone to waste. Ming-Zhu is still working as an actor and voiceover artist, and this year can be seen in Channel 10's Party Tricks. You can hear her voice on quite a few ads right now, as well as the occasional Radio National poetry show. 

She is currently developing several film and video projects - long, short and in-between. Plus other things.