Barney Cheng works as a director, writer and producer. His award-winning films have collectively screened in over 100 film festivals worldwide.

Barney was a Tribeca Film Institute's All Access Fellow for his feature film Baby Steps. He has participated in Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative, NBCUniversal Director's Program and is actively directing and creating episodic television and film projects.

Barney is currently creating a 10-part limited series about the life of Asian-American civil rights icon Mia Yamamoto, the first openly transgender trial lawyer working in America. 


Barney collaborated with Oscar-winning Producer Li-Kong Hsu (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman) and directed his feature film Baby Steps


The San Francisco Chronicle calls Baby Steps an "engaging" and "touching film. "Baby Steps is becoming more and more relevant by the second," raves Huffington Post, "a film created by and starring Asian-Americans that is definitely worth applauding." 

Baby Steps was released theatrically in numerous territories worldwide and acquired by Netflix, Hulu and Amazon for streaming.