Shaudi Wang is considered as one of the most influential directors, screenwriters, and producers in the Taiwan film industry. She founded Rice Film Co. Ltd. in 1992 and started the Taiwan Original Filmmakers Union while making movies, documentaries, theatre plays and television dramas. Some of her notable works include “Scarecrow" (1987), “Grandma And Her Ghosts"(1999), “Bear Hug" (2004), “Police et vous" (2008), and the most recent “Boys Can Fly" (2014).
Wang’s works are rich in imagination, with life-embracing passion and humor. Many of her films focus the lives of ordinary people and comtempoary social values. Her inspirations come from observing the basic struggles of people surviving on a day-to-day basis. In addition, there’s an authentic Taiwanese aspect in her choices of topics, talents, and artistic expression.
Wang is highly revered by her students at the National Chengchi University and the Academy of the Arts where she teaches. She is often called “Lao-Shi", meaning teacher, as she is well-known for giving opportunities to young talents, artists, and filmmakers.