Chriz Naing was born and raised in Yangon, Burma. His upbringing and education in Burma, Australia and America has shaped him into a multicultural artist. He is also a music composer with a passion for the colors of sound. He graduated from New York University Film & TV in 2014.
Zayar is his first film as director. It has won Best Student Film at the 2016 Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (World Premiere). His recent work as a film editor, Mutt (directed by Chloe Aktas) has been nominated for the Student Academy Awards.
His other work as a film editor and a cinematographer has been screened at Tribeca Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Austin Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase.