May Yam

May Yam

MY Studios

Director, editor and director of photography in San Jose, California

About May

May Yam is an award-winning, international filmmaker with over 15 years of experience across media genres including Emmy-winning TV news segments, award winning short films, marketing videos and documentaries. She has performed as producer, director, writer, actor, and editor across her career. May's eye for detail and experience in production have given her the tools needed to create visually engaging pieces that not only deliver empowering messages but also make them stand apart.

Notable works include contributions to KRON Channel 4’s 2013 Emmy-winning and Emmy-nominated series Office Crashers and Fireside Chats, respectively. She is the Virtual Reality Festival manager at the 2018 CInequest Film & VR Festival and manages the film crew. She created 1 hour TV shows for broadcast on Sony Entertainment TV with a viewership of over 300 million. May won the 2017 Best Cinematography Award for Headwind at the Glendale International Film Festival, 2017 Achievement in Documentary Short Film for Healing Hands at the Silicon Valley African Film Festival and 2015 and 2016 Audience Choice Awards at the International San Jose Short Film Festival 3DFCs for Popped and Carrier 3.

May holds the position of Peer Judge for The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter (NATAS) and is a Chairperson for the Annual San Jose Historic Photo Competition.

Name: May Yam

Lives in: San Jose, California

Company: MY Studios

Occupation: Director, Editor, Director of Photography, Post-Production Supervisor, Script Supervisor, Filmmaker and Production Manager

Unique traits: Attention to detail, technical and creative!


  • Healing Hands

    Healing Hands (2017)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Sound Designer The story of 1 woman and 2 baby girls in Namibia that undergo free medical procedures correcting lower body deformities by an international group of medical doctors.

  • Headwind

    Headwind (2017)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Sound Designer An exhausted suburban family road-trips to complete their terminally ill daughter's bucket list, but it is only through the child's borrowed time that they discover the life they have been given.

  • Mental Ninja

    Mental Ninja (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Editor, AD, Casting You are your own worst enemy.

  • Carrier 3

    Carrier 3 (2016)
    Film (Sci-Fi and Short) Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Sound Designer Add a Plot »

  • Impression

    Impression (2016)
    Film (Thriller and Short) Director, Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Popped

    Popped (2015)
    Film by May Yam (Horror and Short) Editor, Director, DP When abducted and held by gun point, a young couple find themselves in a life or death situation. How far will he go to play the hero?

  • Love Bottled Up

    Love Bottled Up (2015)
    Film by May Yam (Drama and Short) Editor, Director, DP Follow a troubled young professional as she tries to find love with help from a scientist.

  • Back to the Future?

    Back to the Future? (2015)
    Film (Sci-Fi and Short) Editor, Sound Design, FX, Colorist Marty and Doc Brown go back to 2015 and find that one detail has changed the future as they knew it.

  • Andaaz

    Andaaz (2014)
    Television (Talk-Show) Editor, DP, Director A contemporary lifestyle talk show for the South Asian community. Covering a wide range of topics from health & fitness, fashion & beauty, entrepreneurship, spirituality, relationships and more.

  • Kron 4 Morning News: Fun Places to Work

    Kron 4 Morning News: Fun Places to Work (2013)
    Television (News) Editor, Camera, Director Add a Plot »


  • Best Cinematography in Short at Glendale International Film Festival

  • Audience Choice Award for 2016 San Jose Short Film Festival for 72h Challenge for Carrier 3

  • Audience Choice Award for 2015 San Jose Short Film Festival for 72h Challenge for Popped

  • First 3 Finalist in 2015 The Creatives Competition for Popped

  • Emmy winning PandoDaily video series "Office Crashers"

  • Emmy nominated PandoDaily live interview series "Fireside Chats"


  • SJSU

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  • Since: March 2016
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