Joseph Hsu

Guo Mie


A story about a karaoke-addicted old woman struggling with her self-worth and a sense of betrayal at her long-lost husband's funeral where she encounters his younger and more sophisticated girlfriend while she finds out her kids might have been secretly in touch with her late husband all these years.


Born and raised in Taiwan, Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu received his BS in Engineering and System Science from the National Tsinghua University. After working as a screenwriter, Joseph realized his passion lies in film directing. He then attended New York University Tisch Asia and acquired his MFA in Film Production. He was an alumnus at Talents Tokyo in 2014 and Kyoto Filmmaker Lab in 2015. ​ Joseph had abundant experience in international production. He participated in over 20 short films’ productions in South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Singapore and Taipei. His short film Reunion won the Golden Award at the first Taiwan Short Film Festival in 2013. His documentary short People’s Champscreened at Shnit International Film Festival in Switzerland in 2013. His short film The Lobster Kid(2015) received a post-production grant from NYU. It screened at over 25 international film festivals, like Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. And it won the Best Short Film at Los Angeles Pan Pacific Film Festival. ​His latest short film Guo Mie (2017) was selected for the 2017 Student Academy Awards Finalist.


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