Joann Huang discovered her passion for filmmaking while working on her first MFA at Parsons. A big of fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, her thesis, a narrative card game, was a homage to Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Currently, her work in films explores traditions within her own culture. She has also served as Editor, Graphic Artist, and Production Designer on various films including A Way Back Home, Cinema Sanctuary, For Your Smile and The Snakes. She also holds an MFA in Design and Technology from The New School’s Parsons School for Design and a BA in Business Communication with a specialization in Graphic Design from CUNY’s Baruch College.


Motivated by her mother’s fear of long-term health consequences, Jijing Tang, a Chinese-American woman, alleviates her mother’s fear by practicing the ancient tradition of one-month confinement after giving birth to her second child. She is confined to her home in the suburb of Queens, New York and must navigate the tradition’s outdated taboos and limited food options. While she is encouraged to relax and recuperate, the rules within the tradition are restrictive. A MONTH OF SITTING IN gives a visual insight to an ancient tradition unheard of outside the Asian community.


Writer/Director: Joann Huang
Producer: Joann Huang
Co-Producer: Susan Mei
Director of Photography: Joann Huang
Additional Photography: Ashika Kuruvilla
Editor: Joann Huang
Sound Recorder: Bhima Aryateja
Supervising Sound Editor, Re-Recording Mixer: Christopher Woll
Sound Editor: El Edmeade, Mikaela Reid & Ray Kendrick
Music Supervisor: Paul Kozel
Composers: Jeremy Jimenez & Francis Olszewski


Jijing Tang
Xiaoqin Zhang
Edwin Tang
Bliss Tang
Bodhi Tang


2020 FILMS

  • Sky Colored Grass
  • The Saltiest Chips
  • Las Quitapenas
  • Mokshyam
  • A Little Holiday
  • It Happened In August
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Find Me at the Dinner Table
  • The Crossbow
  • Urpi
  • Pink Yellow
  • Good Health
  • Transparensea
  • Yesterday, I Dreamt About
  • Claiming Edge
  • Forever Twins
  • A Basket of Love
  • Singing in the Lifeboat
  • Bodega Nights
  • Dear Audrey Still
  • El Chuzalongo Still
  • Marcel the Muscle Man Still
  • Couscous, Hand-Rolled, With Olives Still
  • The Monk and The Rebel Still
  • Cuanacaquilitl Still
  • Ava Still
  • Forever Twins Still
  • A Coalfield Christmas still
  • The (Other) 700 Club
  • The Baton
  • Bastards still photo
  • Film: The Wealthiest Man in the World
  • Film: One Day
  • Who Was Lee Edwards?
  • Film: Right to Exit
  • Film: The 2020 Unmasked
  • Film: Burial
  • Film: The Coolest Club
  • Film: Love Me, Love Me Not
  • To Drown
  • Film: The Backpack
  • Film: Pasaj
  • Film: Breathe
  • I'm Home
  • Film: Amend
  • One Last Deal
  • Film: The Blue Cave
  • A Month of Sitting In
  • Microbus
  • Remember Who We Are
  • Last Summer on Bainbridge Street
  • We Talkin' Practice
  • Who's on Your List
  • The Vow
  • Whales Don't Come Here Anymore
  • Film: I Am Yours
  • Ni Aquí/Ni Allá
  • Film: Dry Rain
  • Film: A Way Back Home
  • Come Find Me
  • Don't Lose the Lesson
  • Film: It's Worth It