Jingan’s feature film, a British East Asian rom-com No 2 Daughter is currently in development with Greenacre Films. She is currently writing for CBBC’s Biff & Chip Season 2 (airing Fall 2022). Her play Confucius Say Don’t Use F* Tinder on a Full Moon premiered at the inaugural Sky Studios Comedy Festival at The Birmingham Rep in March 2022. In 2017 she was named on the Idris Elba/BBC Talent Hotlist.
She is curator and editor of ‘Foreign Goods: A Selection of Writing from British East Asian Artists’, published by Oberon Books. It includes her own play I’m Just Here to Buy Soy Sauce and a foreword by David Henry Hwang. It is the first British East Asian collection published in the UK. For ten years she produced new writing from BESEA writers with her company Pokfulam Rd Productions. She has received multiple awards including from Michael Grandage Futures and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.
Jingan was the first playwright commissioned in the English language for FILTH (Failed in London, Try Hong Kong) which premiered at the 42nd HK Arts Festival in 2014. She produced the sellout FOREIGN GOODS showcases at Theatre503, the Park and the Arcola Theatre. Her most recent play LIFE AND DEATH OF A JOURNALIST ran to critical acclaim at the VAULT Festival 2020. The Guardian called it ‘intensely smart…prickling with intelligence and anger.’
She has been in writersrooms with Bad Wolf, Channel 4 and CBBC. In 2021, she completed the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course (1/12 writers chosen from over 3000 scripts). Jingan has trained with BBC Writersroom (London Voices), was a member of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, Hampstead Theatre’s Heat & Light and the Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab. Her plays have been shortlisted for the Old Vic 12.
In 2022, she was shortlisted (out of 2000 scripts) for the interview stage for the highly competitive Channel 4 Stories ‘ON THE EDGE’ series where she pitched her short crime film to the producers of Blacklight TV. In May, she made it past the first round (Top 26% of scripts read) of the BBC Studios’ Writers Academy 2022. Her scripts have been both long-shortlisted (Top 5%) for BBC Writersroom ‘Open Calls’ since 2014.
Her Exceptional Talent Visa was sponsored by Michael Grandage, Oberon Books and the Papatango Theatre Company.
She is represented by Julia Tyrrell Management.
Netflix Arts Fund (2020 & 2021), Peggy Ramsay Foundation (2016) Award, Society of Authors Fund (2020&21), Women of the Future Award / Arts & Culture (Commendation), Michael Grandage Company Futures Fund (2016). Shortlisted: Old Vic 12 (2015-2019), Adopt a Playwright Award (2018 & 2019), Felix Dexter Bursary (2018) & longlisted for the BBC Writers TV programme (2018). Idris Elba/BBC Talent Hotlist (2017). Hong Kong Arts and Development Fund (2014).
Channel 4 Screenwriting Scheme 2021/22
Sky Studios Comedy Scheme 2021/22
BBC Writersroom London Voices (Invitation Only) Scheme 2016
BBC Writersroom BAME Script Editing Scheme 2016
Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab 2013
Park Theatre Script Accelerator 2014
Royal Court Young Writers Programme 2011
Hampstead Theatre’s Heat & Light Programme 2011