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Direction, Stunts
director * actor * fighter
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CARNE y ARENA: actor
BOXER: director/writer/actor
HUAWEI P SMART (commercial): action director
ALITA (short): action director

Shootout: Grand Prize, Best Action
Etheria Film Night: Best Action
Maverick Awards: Special Achievement, Stunts
Global Accolade Competition: Awards of Merit- Short Film, Lead Actress
Best Shorts Competition: Awards of Merit- Short Film & Lead Actress
Shootout/NYWIFT: Top 5 Female Filmmakers
Amsterdam IFF (Special Jury Award- Ensemble Cast)

Personal Details

los angeles
new york
atlanta

United States
English, Chinese, German
3233754869

Work Details

 
Member

sag-aftra, wga, ascap

Director, Second Unit Director
Stunt Woman, Choreography, Movement Coach, Fight Choreography

TOY Lei is a native New Yorker who is a California transplant. She’s had a fascination with action movies since her parents took her to Chinatown to watch kung fu movies and her in-depth participation in THE HURRICANE FIST (which was an homage to that genre) debuted at Comic-con. Last summer she worked with two-time Academy Award director Alejandro Innaritu for eight days on his Oscar-winning CARNE y ARENA which debuted at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. After lamenting the lack of roles for Asian females over 30 especially with the “fun” stuff, she began writing and producing her own projects. Her directorial, writing and producing debut, THE WEDDING, won the Top 5 Women Filmmakers award from the AAFilmLab Shootout/NYWIFT. She continued to win awards with BOXER and HOW TO GET CAUGHT