Roseanne Liang is a New Zealand Chinese writer and director.
In 2005, Roseanne made Banana in a Nutshell, a documentary feature film which was based on her own real-life cross-cultural romance with her European New Zealand boyfriend, Stephen. The documentary premiered to huge acclaim at the 2005 New Zealand International Film Festival.
In the same year, off the back of the success of Banana in a Nutshell, Roseanne was named Best Director Award at the Asia NZ Film Festival and SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year Award. Subsequently she also won the Best Director of Documentary Award at the 2006 Asian Festival of 1st Films and the 2007 New Zealand Chinese Association Significant Achievement Award.
Since the documentary was released, Roseanne has also worked as a writer and director on the TV3 sketch comedy series A Thousand Apologies and her 2008 short film Take 3 won awards at the Berlin and Valladolid Film Festivals.
In 2008, she was also named the Film and Television ‘Woman to Watch’ at the New Zealand Women in Film and Television Awards.
Roseanne’s other short films include Rest Stop (2004), Henchmen (2003) and Filmworthy (2001).
Roseanne graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters in Creative and Performing Arts. She now lives in Auckland, New Zealand and is married to Stephen. They have one son – Scout.