Tiger Butterfly

About Us


Tiger Butterfly Films is a New York-based independent film company formed in 2008 with the purpose of making meaningful feature films and documentaries.  

Louyi Tang was the co-writer for five feature films and many TV plays in China. She won awards for best screenplay in China for Shadow Magic and My 1919 and won the best screenplay in Taiwan for Ding Jun Mountain.

Louyi's directorial debut Chairman Buddha was nominated for five awards and won Best Director of a Feature Documentary and Best Original Score at the 2017 Berlin International Filmmaker Festival.  Louyi won again for Best Director at the 2018 Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival.

At the 2018 International Filmmaker Festival in Nice, France, Chairman Buddha won the festival's Scientific & Educational Award.

Louyi was again awarded Best Director for her first feature film, My Good Chinese Countrymen, at the 2019 South Europe International Film Festival.  Her film also won the Best Storyline Award at the 2019 Boston International Film Festival, and won for Best Cinematography at the 2019 Madrid International Filmmaker Festival.

Prior to her filmmaking career, Louyi was a professional violinist in the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra and a teacher at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing.  Her passion for film art led her into filmmaking, to which she has devoted her heart since 1991.