Midi Z was born in 1982. Paloma Blanca, which he completed on graduating from film school, was selected in many international film festivals. In 2009, he was selected to be a leading member, screenwriter and leading director of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Academy. Produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Midi Z made a short film entitled Hua-Xing Incident. In 2011, his first feature film, Return to Burma, was selected by Busan International Film Festival as part of its New Currents Competition section. It premiered in Europe in the prestigious Tiger Competition section of the 2012 International Film Festival of Rotterdam.