I am a storyteller with in-depth observation skills and a genuine curiosity to engage with people and places wherever I go.  With unique life and travel experiences, I have a keen eye and an open heart to discover compelling and often overlooked stories.

In the past ten years, I have produced, directed and edited feature documentaries, short films, radio travel documentaries and web series of journalistic video documentaries.
I have also freelanced as a video & photo journalist for Willamette Week.

“Portland documentarian Ivy Lin has a patient, naturalistic eye for the boarded-over and fenced-off bits of the city’s history; her camera is an unflashy reservoir of lost places.”
                                                                     —Aaron Mesh, film criticWillamette Week.

Welcome to my world of storytelling.

On this website, you will experience my storytelling in three mediums.

Film: feature documentaries, short films.

Radio: travel documentaries.

Journalism: video, writing, photography.