Huang Yin-yu was born in Taitung, Taiwan, and moved to Japan in 2013, now he’s based in Okinawa. He received his BA in Radio & Television from National Chengchi University, and MA in Film Major of Tokyo Zokei University.
He began documentary filmmaking in 2010 and since then has completed several short-form documentaries, including “Temperature at Nights” (2013) which is selected in the international competition of Visions du Réel; and “YAMAMORI” (2014), a part of an omnibus project produced by Naomi Kawase for Nara International Film Festival.
He founded Moolin Films, Ltd. (Taiwan) in 2015, later Moolin Production, Co., Ltd. (Japan) in 2019. Based in both Okinawa and Taipei, he produces documentaries and participates international film projects. His first feature film, “After Spring, the Tamaki Family…” (2016) was theatrical released in Taiwan and Japan; and was selected in Taipei Film Festival, DMZ Docs and others. His latest film “Green Jail” (2021) is selected in the Kinema Junpo Best 10 Documentaries, and nominated in “International New Talent Competition” in Taipei Film Festival, DOK.fest München, DMZ Docs and was theatrically released in Japan and Taiwan. In 2021, his first book “Green Jail: the Taiwanese Memories under the coal mine of Iriomote Island, Okinawa” (2021) was published both in Japan and Taiwan.
Now Huang works as not only a director, but also a producer, coordinator, and festival director. He is one of the “Emerging Producers 2020” of Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival as Taiwanese representative, and he was one of the mentors in ASIADOC 2021. He’s preparing for the 1st edition of “Cinema at Sea International Film Festival” held in 2023.