The Modica Way


Olivia Huang

Director / Producer

Weiying Olivia Huang is a director and producer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a background in fine arts and graphic design. She holds a master's degree in digital media from Northeastern University. Her documentary "Grolier Poetry Book Shop" has been screened at many festivals such as the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, North Beach Film Festival, World Premiere Film Awards, Barcelona Planet Film Festival, AltFF Alternative Film Festival, and others.

David Fresina


Creative filmmaker with a solid 15 years experience making full length documentary films, short documentary and narrative films, and writing screenplays and novels. Strong passion for creating films with a unique voice that allow the subjects to tell their story which creates an emotional connection with the audience. Knowledge of the latest camera, audio, video equipment, editing and writing software. He received a Remi Award from the Worldfest Houston Film Festival. One of his films aired on PBS in San Diego. He attended the 2015 AFM conference in Los Angeles.

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Mengyuan Lin


She has edited numerous documentaries and features including Grolier Poetry Book Shop was in competition at many festivals, including Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, North Beach Film Festival,  World Premiere Film Awards, AltFF Alternative Film Festival. 

She received her B.A. from Communication University of China and her Master degree of Digital Media from Northeastern University. Currently, she works as a TV Conductor at Sinovision in New York.


Filmmaker Olivia Huang: She sees the graffiti on the wall, and the spirit of poetry at the Grolier

On August 14, 2019, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Huang, a woman of abundant energy, has also set her sights on new subjects since we last talked. The former Somerville resident received a grant from the Cambridge Arts Council to produce a film examining the art and community around the famed graffiti alley in Central Square, Cambridge. The film’s tentative title is The Modica Way.

Huang reflected, “I was working in that area, and I passed the alley twice a day. It was fascinating to see folks from all walks of life – not professional artists for the most part – put their work up.”

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Modica Way “Paint Party” | 12+ Artists All At Once | + Graffiti Alley Episode 8 Video

June 10, 2019 No Comments

Filmmaker Olivia Huang has been working on a documentary film about street art. In a conversation about the history of the alley, when a similar incident to this that happened in the past was mentioned, she became particularly enamored of the idea of a “paint party” where a bunch of artists would all converge upon the alley at once, to completely cover it with fresh art from end to end all in one day. But what would it take to make this happen? Perhaps it could be arranged sometime over the course of the summer? Who knows? What would it take to get a dozen or more artists on board to be there all at once?


Weiying Olivia Huang walks up to the middle of an alleyway that’s nestled between a restaurant and a Korean supermarket and bursting with gradations of color and light. She puts down her bag.

Fragmented beams of blue and yellow pour down from the plastic panes of a stained glass canopy and bounce off her long shiny black hair as she sets up her tripod and pivots a camera toward Lamar ‘Prop’ Atkins. She presses “record.”

Filmmaker Huang Receives Grant for a Graffiti Art Documentary

Renowned filmmaker Weiying (Olivia) Huang has received a grant for a documentary film in 2019. As part of the grant program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, this funding was awarded the ough the Cambridge Arts Council. Huang is a director and producer with a background in fine arts and graphic design.

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"This program is supported in part by a grant from Cambridge Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."

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