As a writer, producer, and director, Vera is thrilled to make artful stories that genuinely reflect the diverse world as it is today, confront contemporary social issues, and celebrate her lifelong love of and joy for TV and movies, including horror and sci-fi. Born to working class immigrants from Taiwan, Vera worked for many years in the nonprofit, social justice sector and then as a professional actor before she focused on writing and directing. Her apocalyptic road trip feature, Best Friends Forever (writer, producer), premiered at Slamdance (2013) and is available on Amazon/iTunes and DVD. Her feature script At First – described as a queer Before Sunrise for the Orange Is the New Black generation – was part of the 2014 Film Independent Screenwriting Lab and 2015 Sundance Institute/Women in Film Financing Intensive. She was a fellow of the inaugural year of the Tribeca Film Institute’s Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program (2015).