Ming-Zhu Hii

director/ actor/ writer/ producer/

Ming-Zhu has been directing, writing and producing theatre, video and film variously for eight years, and performing professionally for over a dozen. 

She 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. 

Ming-Zhu is the co-director of The Public Studio, an experimental and narrative production company who work across film, video and live performance. 

Ming-Zhu has 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. She co-founded The Screen Test Studio, Melbourne's first dedicated remote auditioning service for screen professionals. Ming-Zhu also built and ran an art and design boutique called Orlando and Ivy, trading in exactingly curated art and design objects, and promoting the work of local makers and designers. 

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.