Born in Korea as a politician's daughter in a conservative family, Christine Shin moved to the United States by herself at the age of 16 to follow her dream as a filmmaker.
While studying at USC School of Cinematic Arts, Christine directed a commercial spot, MOVIE DATE, as one of the ten national finalists for Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award Contest. Her award-winning thesis film, JANIE, screened at nearly 50 festivals worldwide and received numerous awards such as Cine Golden Eagle Award and Audience Award from Dances With Films. The film had the TV premiere on PBS as a part of the Fine Cut Series and has been distributed through Little Film Big Heart.
With her feature script, MY FAKE HUSBAND, Christine received Fellowship from the Filmmakers Development Lab by Korean Film Council. The same script was the runner-up for the New Writers Awards by Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment and Fox. Christine is a Film Independent Fellow and Caucus Foundation Grant recipient, and she was a finalist for the Disney/ABC Directing Program.
Christine’s latest film, ENCOUNTER, garnered Platinum Remi Award from Worldfest Houston and was distributed by Shorts International. Recently her television pilot script, TRANSCENDENCE, made the semifinalist for the Diverse Voices contest by WeScreenplay.
Christine lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Izzy.
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.
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