Vivian Ip is a writer, director and producer, from Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honors from Durham University (United Kingdom) and worked as a corporate lawyer for four years.
She has since adapted her legal skills to filmmaking and graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a Master of Fine Arts on an Entertainment Partners scholarship. She is also a member of the BAFTA Los Angeles Newcomers Program and the Blackmagic Collective First Frame Initiative.
Most recently, she made her directorial debut with her graduate thesis film An Island Drifts (2021). It was the inaugural grant recipient of the ARRI Support and Education (ARRIse) Program and is in the midst of its festival run.
In addition, she produced Headlock (2020), a Student Academy Awards finalist, an official selection in Dances with Films and Outfest Los Angeles Film Festival, and a USC First Look winner in the Social Change category, whereupon she also received the Outstanding Producing Award. She is currently producing a modern horror feature adaptation of Phantom of the Opera for USC with backing from John Wells.
Her filmmaking practice is centered on exploring the human condition, as well as bringing authentic and underrepresented voices to the forefront. She aspires to capture intimate moments and universal truths with a cinematic edge.
Film links, references and resume are available upon request.
ARRI Support and Education (ARRIse) Program | Inaugural Grant Recipient