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Angela Chao has excelled in her career as a female filmmaker with the IATSE camera department for over 14 years, working on notable Hollywood blockbusters such as the Saw franchise and Kickass 2.
Angela suffered three major head injuries on set and was left with health challenges such as depression and anxiety. After her concussion Angela became a prolific artist. Three years later Angela is still using art as her tool to communicate her emotions.
Angela was invited to be guest speaker at the Brain Injury Association of Canada conference in Toronto. She was awarded a year long International ad campaign with Mercedes AMG on their social networks, speaking about her challenges from her brain injuries. Angela’s short documentary showcasing her struggles from her brain injury and triumphs through art was selected by Cineplex and funded by Sun Life Financial for $74,000 to appear in all 1,600 Canadian cineplex theatres for one week during July 2017.
Angela was awarded the 2017 Emerging Visual Artist of the year at the Marty’s by the Mississauga Arts Council and was nominated in 2018 for a Heritage Mississauga, Modern Heritage Award for spreading mental health awareness through her art. Angela was the recipient of the Community Heritage Award and the Modern Heritage Award in 2019 for her role in celebrating urban growth and innovation promoting Heritage in Mississauga.
A constant inspiration to herself, Angela is committed in helping others who may be experiencing a similar situation to find a light in their life and overcome the darkness with a passion. Angela is committed to taking a public role in promoting mental health and awareness through her art.
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