Born in the Uyghur Autonomous Region of China on the Gobi Desert, Layla Jian Luo is a visual storyteller whose work is driven by a desire to explore versions of the world unseen. She graduated with an MFA degree in Film Directing from NYU, and holds her BAs in Sociology and Film/Video Studies.
At NYU, Layla directed/edited her short films Nobody Says I Love You, Cheongsam and Ghost Tour, selected by numerous international film festivals. Her latest film, What Do You Know about the Water and the Moon, which tells a magical realist story about a young woman giving an abortion to a jellyfish, premiered at the 2019 Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, BFI London Film Fest, Stockholm International Film Fest, AFI Fest and dozens more film festivals, and won the Special Mention for Best Student Live-Action Short at Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Layla is the recipient of the Ang Lee grant, the Hollywood Foreign Press Award, and the "artist in residence" program at Palm Springs International Film Festival. In between her directing work, Layla provides professional and artistic advice to grad film students at the School of Visual Arts as a guest lecturer.
在纽约大学求学期间，她导演的短片《无人能说我爱你》《旗袍》《鬼导游》入选数个世界性电影节。 2019年，罗柬的短片《水 母》在法国克莱蒙费朗电影节首映，随后入选亚特兰大电影节，马里兰电影节，维也纳短片，罗德岛国际电影节，美国亚裔国际电影节，西宁First青年电影展等一系列富有国际影响力的电影节。在美国棕榈泉国际电影节上，《水 母》荣获2019年最佳学生短片特别提名。在工作和写作闲暇，罗柬作为客座讲师为纽约视觉艺术学院的电影研究生提供专业建议和艺术执导。