Bao grew up in Houston and attended the University of Texas’ radio-television-film school with a focus on writing, directing, and cinematography. After graduating in 2011 he began freelancing immediately, shooting and directing videography for a fashion and beauty company. He branched out of Austin and began doing regional and then national commercials. He moved to Mexico City for a year and worked heavily on writing and doing fashion / music videos. At the end of 2017, Bao moved to LA where he has worked on a wide variety of projects.