Li Lu was born in Suzhou, China and her family moved to the United States when she was five. Daughter of two physicists, Li discovered her passion in visual mediums - first through photography, then ultimately into filmmaking. Raised on all three coasts and graduating high school in Sugar Land, TX, Li received her BA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, graduating cum laude. Her short films Autumn and Before the Flood have played festivals around the world such as New York’s Anthology Film Archives, Hong Kong Film Festival, and indieVIXENS at SXSW. Her music videos have been shown Nickelodeon, MTV Asia, and Channel V. Some have surpassed 1 million views on YouTube. Besides film, Li creates video/installation art. Her latest video piece is currently on tour with musician Benoit Pioulard. Although she is very happy with her filmwork thus far, her dream is to write and direct feature films.