Tiff Wong knew from an early age that she was destined for greatness. The second child in a family of four siblings, Wong was born in Hong Kong, but was sent to America alone at the tender age of thirteen– a stranger in a strange land.
Raised by a semi-Westernized family with strict values and a stricter ethic that commanded her to fend for herself, Wong took on a number of jobs to put herself through Cushing High School, and then Bryant University.
You wouldn’t guess it by her now cool demeanor and confidence but, at one point, Wong was often seen as the shyest kid in her class in elementary school. A cultural trait she inherited early on. Flash-forward to senior year at Cushing and she was being labeled “Most Likely to Succeed”.
The journey, she admits, wasn’t an easy one. Frustrated by constantly being mis-judged by her tender frame and youthful appearance, Wong knew she had to fight harder to be taken seriously. It is a battle she continues to fight today, only this time it’s not the stereotypes of herself she’s trying to battle. Instead, she is unapologetically taking on the world.
Wong’s interest in Visual Arts began at a young age. She got hold of her first camera when she was only ten years old. Since then, she has used it to express the emotions and feelings she never knew how to.
MarsMedia Productions is the product, then, of a woman who aims to combat everyday stereotypes and the challenges faced by an otherwise silenced minority through the power of film. Whether it be through laughter or tears the motive behind each project is to educate.
“In this world there are so many restrictions, as if we are all living in a box with no windows or doors. Everyone is moving in this perfectly straight line,” she says, “It’s time to curve away.”