"I am a huge fan of 70s animation, they were very clever in those days in coming up with ways to get round problems."

Born in Manchester, Wu has now moved to London, where she trained with a graphic-design practice and began experimenting with animation. She can trace the moment she decided to become a director to shortly after her arrival in the capital when she met Bonnie Carr, a sound-design student who was looking for someone to help her make a film for her graduation project. The finished product was chosen as a finalist in the Jerwood Moving Image Awards 2008.