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Beryl Liu

MA Candidate - Motion Pictures and Theatre: Acting and Producing

Beryl is an aspiring actor, producer, and filmmaker. She completed an undergraduate degree at McGill University where she co-produced and directed her first narrative short film, Rêverie 11:12. A Chinese-born Canadian, Beryl is passionate about bridging cultures and differences through creative mediums. She believes that the dramatic arts of film and theater are at the heart of bringing stories to life, and offers insight into the human experience. At Gallatin, she is pursuing an artistic thesis on the study of actor-character relationships, the technical variances—psychological, intellectual, and emotional—between stage and camera acting, and the exploration of how this craft serves in the process of storytelling.

Beryl has worked with several film-related organizations to explore international collaboration in film co-production and distribution, with involvement in festivals such as Sundance and Festival de Cannes. She believes that creative story weaving in cinema and theater is essential for sharing unvoiced narratives, and necessary to foster understanding and compassion.

Beryl Liu