Huang Yin-yu was born in Taitung, Taiwan, and now lives 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, Hawaii International Film Festival and other festivals. The latest project “Green Jail” was selected in the “Doc Station” of Berlinale Talents 2015, and received the grand prize of “Pitching du Réel” in 2015 and “Docs In Progress” in 2019 of Visions du Réel. The film will be released in 2021.
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. Since 2020, he started to distribute foreign documentaries in Japan. He’s also the director of programing of “Cinema at Sea- Ishigaki Island International Film Festival” in Okinawa.