Huay is a Taiwanese American filmmaker born and raised in Houston, Texas. His narrative and documentary shorts have earned an HBO APA Visionary Award, Princess Grace Award, and played in festivals worldwide. He's been featured in publications such as Texas Monthly, the Austin Chronicle, Angry Asian Man, and Character Media. His latest film, JUNE– about a Chinese immigrant in the 1950s who encounters segregated restrooms her first night in America – premiered on HBO.
Huay's work as a cinematographer has played on networks and festivals across the world, including HBO, ESPN, BBC, SXSW, BFI London Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival. Most recently, he was the cinematographer on the feature narrative GOODBYE, MOTHER– a Vietnamese-language drama about a gay son who hasn’t come out yet, until he brings his boyfriend from America back to Vietnam. The film was theatrically released in Vietnam and Taiwan this past year.
Huay has also worked as a camera assistant and digital utility technician. He's worked in various capacities on multiple Terrence Malick projects, including TO THE WONDER (2012) and VOYAGE OF TIME (2016). He was mentored by Oscar winner cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, A.S.C, A.M.C on KNIGHT OF CUPS (2015) and WEIGHTLESS (2017).
Huay currently resides in Austin, TX, where he lectures at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University. He is currently in production for a documentary about "The Blind Cook" Christine Ha, while developing his debut narrative feature.