Born in Korea, Christine moved to the United States by herself at the age of 16 to follow her dream as a filmmaker. She received her B.A. degrees in Communication Arts and English Literature from University of Wisconsin in Madison and her M.F.A. degree in Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts.
While studying at USC, she was selected to direct a commercial spot, Movie Date, as one of the ten national finalists for 2004 Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award Contest. Her next film, Journey, received Best Actress Award from 2004 Hollywood DV Festival and was screened at various festivals including 2005 Sedona International Film Festival and 2007 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (VC Filmfest).
Her USC graduate thesis film, Janie, has been now invited to nearly 50 festivals worldwide and received numerous awards such as Cine Golden Eagle Award and Worldfest Houston Gold Remi Award. In 2006, Janie had its TV premiere on KCET(PBS) as a part of Fine Cut Series, and it has been distributed online through Little Film Big Heart.
With her feature script My Fake Husband, Christine was selected as one of the five fellows for 2008 Filmmakers Development Lab by Korean Film Council (KOFIC). The same script was also chosen as the runner-up for 2008 New Writers Award by CAPE (Coalitions of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) and Fox. She was one of the Honorees for 2005 Project: Involve by Film Independent (IFP/LA) and one of the finalists for 2007 Disney/ABC/DGA Directing Fellowship. In 2010, she was selected to participate in the USC First Team as a director.
Recently, Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) invited Christine to be part of a prestigious Korean American Hollywood Directory as one of the distinguished members of the filmmaking community. She has been also invited to the Script Development Program by The Caucus for Television Writers, Producers, Directors Foundation Alumni Network.
Christine lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Clarence. While developing her feature projects, she is currently teaching at New York Film Academy and also working as a US Foreign Correspondent for KOFIC. She hopes to continue to tell stories that have heart by further pursuing her career in directing, writing, and producing.
JUDITH FERNANDO (Producer):
A native of Sri Lanka, Judith double-majored in film and literature at American University before coming to the University of Southern California in 2002. In the future, she hopes to make documentaries and perhaps her own Bollywood-style musical.
LINUS LAU (1st Assistant Director):
Linus graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television in 2004. He has worked as an Assistant Director in a variety of short subjects and is the creative director for Lau Zoo Entertainment. His current hiding place is Radical Media, a non-profit charity organization committed to worthy social issues, where he works full time with public Interest.
PYONGSON YIM (Cinematographer):
As a Los Angeles-based cinematographer, Pyongson Yim works in both television and film. Most recently, she has traversed America and abroad shooting shows for the Travel Channel, National Geographic, and the Learning Channel, among many others. Recently, two of the shows she photographed took top prizes at the Telly Awards, the Emmys of cable television. The topics covered human-interest stories, ranging from morbid obesity to transsexuality.
Also, Pyongson has shot commercials for national broadcast as well as award-winning short films that have screened at festivals such as Cannes, Temecula, HDFest and LA International Shorts. Her feature work has screened at many festivals and enjoyed distribution via television and DVDs.
A graduate of USC’s film school, Pyongson is currently working as a cinematographer on a feature drama as well as an independent documentary.
CARLA QUINN (Production Designer):
Carla has a BS in Film Production from the University of Miami (FL) and a MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She has worked on numerous short films, features and television projects and now works in interior design in the Los Angeles area.
Peter recently graduated from USC with an M.F.A. in Film Production. He currently works in Los Angeles as a freelance editor on both feature film and television projects.
PATRICK KIRST (Composer):
Patrick was born in Southwest Germany where he grew up in a liberal artistic environment. After extensive studies in his home country, he came to the US in 2000 to pursue a career as a film composer. He has since written the music to over 40 short films, features, and documentaries many of which led to international recognition. Versatility has always been a key in his career. Being able to provide a personal answer to today’s great variety of stylistic needs in film music makes him a unique and highly demanded artist.