Film

DIRECTING CREDITS

EYES OF VAN GOGH
Fiction Short
An artist, acclaimed for her convincing depictions of things that she has never directly experienced, confronts her innocence in daily encounters and asks if it is time to dive into life.

FIRST DANCE
Fiction Short
A resettled North Korean refugee’s encounters with the arts overthrow her conceptions of what it means for humans to feel, to express, and to compose one’s own identity.

DAILY BREAD
Fiction Short
Near the conflict-ridden border at midnight, two Israeli boys find themselves in a scuffle with a Palestinian boy on his shortcut home..

A LAND OF LONG SHADOWS
Feature in development
This documentary features Belfast’s younger generation (the ceasefire babies) wrestling with the misunderstood ghosts inherited from their parents, when the fallout of Brexit invokes those familiar questions of identity and loyalty.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN GLENDALE
Short documentary in post-production
A Persian-Armenian immigrant is on a mission to revive his people’s culture in the Southern Californian diaspora through theater, to find his ambitions obstructed not only by the American barriers of getting by, but also the Armenian traditions of family life.

PRODUCING CREDITS

COLLEGE, I LOVE YOU (producer) — Student Feature
DAILY BREAD
(producer) — UCLA Thesis Film
CALIFORNIA’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN (line producer) — Documentary Feature
SUSIE SUNSHINE (line producer) — Short
CONFUCIAN DREAM (producer) — Documentary Feature
OUR TIME MACHINE
(associate producer) — Documentary Feature
AFTER THE RAIN
(co-producer) — Documentary Feature in post
A LAND OF LONG SHADOWS
 (producer) — Documentary Feature in development

AWARDS

DAILY BREAD
First Prize, Hearts, Minds, Souls Award – Rhode Island International Film Festival
Best Student Film – Peace on Earth Film Festival

CONFUCIAN DREAM
Special Jury Prize, Documentary Competition – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Best Feature Length Documentary Award – Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary – China Academy Awards of Documentary Film
Winner, “All in the Family” Category – Doc Edge
Winner, Documentary Competition – Dublin International Film Festival

OUR TIME MACHINE
Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature – Tribeca Film Festival
Winner, Documentary Competition – CAAMFest
Grand Jury Award, International Documentary Feature – LA Asian Pacific Film Festival
Winner, Best International Director; Winner, “All in the Family” Category – Doc Edge
Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film – Minsk International Film Festival Listapad
Best Editing – China Academy Awards of Documentary Film

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