Steven, a first-generation Chinese New Zealander, is a artist and independent filmmaker. His contemplative short film work explores themes of love, loss and grief. In 2010, his one-shot film Tide premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival and was included in the New Zealand retrospective at the prestigious Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival. In 2017, his short film For The Light was invited to screen before Marjorie Prime at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
Steven currently works as a film and television editor with over fifteen years experience. He started his career in commercials (Nike, Sony, Vodafone, Tip Top et al.) along with Māori television work (Pūkana, Kōrero Mai) to a memorable stint in London during the aughts undertaking quality control, filming and editing for a range of clients at DVD production house, The Pavement Studio. Highlights included Chris Morris's Jam, the epochal Brass Eye and Bafta-winning short film My Wrongs #8245–8249 & 117; EPK filming for Steven Moffat's Couplings along with special features content for DNA Film's Trainspotting: The Definitive Edition DVD.
Documentary credits include Inside NZ: 24hrs: Police, Nigel Latta's The Politically Incorrect Guide to Grownups, After the Quake: Nigel Latta's Guide to Helping Children Cope with Trauma for Razor Films; factual work from Under The Grill, The Block, Police Ten-7, Border Patrol to children's programming with NHNZ's ZooMoo Network.