Sydney born and Darwin raised, Asian-Australian, Tsu Shan, is a multiple film, business and community service award winner. An Optometrist turned Actor/Writer/Producer, she is passionate about bringing awareness to issues that matter through telling provoking stories. She was selected as one of Screen Producers Australia’s “Ones to Watch” in 2018 and awarded the Charlies Grant Residency with US based organization Australians in Film in 2021. Tsu Shan holds multiple Post-Graduate qualifications, including Graduate Certificate in Creative Producing at AFTRS and a Master in Public Health.
She is the creator and producer of romance drama feature UNSOUND about deaf culture and pride. It was nominated for ‘Best Indie Film’ at the AACTA awards. It also won ‘Best Australian Feature Film’ at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and ‘Best Fiction Feature’ at the ATOM Awards. Internationally, it was selected in competition for the UNICEF Award at the 32nd festival for Children and Youth in Vienna and the UNESCO-Gandhi Medal at the International Film Festival of India, among others.
Tsu Shan’s latest screenplay for romance drama feature MY EYES (aka Blind Love) was a semi-finalist in the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices competition and quarter-finalist for ScreenCraft’s Film Fund.
The online action drama that she wrote and produced, THE WILD ORCHARDS, won 2 out of 7 nominations at the 2018 LA Webfest, including nominations for most Outstanding Drama, and her as most Outstanding Actress. Tsu Shan also won ‘Best Ensemble of Cast’ at the 2016 World Film Awards for her short film TRAGIC ENOUGH where she played the lead role.
She has also acted in the lead role for TV such as US streamed series DEADLY WOMEN, feature films such as multi-festival award winning SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM; AACTA nominated shorts such as NURSERY RHYMES starring Toby Wallace; international award winning online series such as Wayne Tunks’s AFTER NIGHTFALL and Heath Ledger scholarship recipient Charmaine Bingwa’s comedy LITTLE SISTA, a key supporting role in the musical theatre production of SPRING AWAKENING and many presenting roles, including TVSN.