DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
I began my career in Narrative feature films working first as a Production Manager for Wayne Wang's The Princess of Nebraska then as Associate Producer for Richard Wong's Option 3 and finally as Co-Producer for HP Mendoza's Fruit Fly.
I've since moved on to direct a series of Documentaries both shorts (including profiles of the Godfathers of Asian American Jazz and Celebrity Chef Martin Yan, as well as pieces on the Untouchables in India, art installations, a case study of racial injustice in the justice system and most recently a half hour piece on the new Chinese Hospital in SF Chinatown) and features: Dogtown Redemption (Audience Award winner at Mill Vally Film Festival, broadcast on PBS' Independent Lens) where I spent several years following the lives of homeless shopping cart recyclers, and a work-in-progress on the last quest of a conspiracy theorist.
I'm currently producing (and editing) a documentary feature, Aswat Nabila, about a group of Arab musicians in the Bay Area, as well as co-producing a Multimedia project about The Refinery Healing Walks where Native American Grandmothers march on local oil refineries.
I've also directed a wide variety of projects from short nonprofit promotional to music video and gallery piece.
To see samples of this work - please see my Portfolio section as in many of these I wear multiple hats from director to producer to cinematographer to editor.
Moving Truth (work in progress): Director (with Jim Choi)
Dogtown Redemption: Director (with Amir Soltani), Co-Producer
The People's Hospital: Director (with Jim Choi)
Liminal Spaces/Crossings: Director (with Jim Choi)
Touching the Untouchable: Director/Producer (with Meena Srinivasan)
A Simple Life: Martin Yan: Director (with Jim Choi)
Don’t Lose Your Soul: Director (with Jim Choi)
The Time That Land Forgot: Director/Producer (with Jim Choi)
0-Viewpoint: Director (with Jim Choi)
Red Thread: Director (with Jim Choi)
The Refinery Healing Walks: Producer (with Melinda Micco)
Fruit Fly: Co-Producer
Option 3: Associate Producer
The Princess of Nebraska: Production Manager
Double Features: Director, Producer (with Jay Patumanoan)
Cross Fader: Director/Producer
My Place: Director/Co-Producer
Center for Asian American Media Gala: Director
Asian Chefs at Glide Memorial Church: Director (with Jim Choi)
Community Education Services: Director (with Jim Choi)
"Truth Is I'm A Liar" by Roger Perry: Director
Teach Breathe Learn trailer: Director
The Making of 0-Viewpoint: Director (with Jim Choi)
The Making of Lure: Director (with Jim Choi)
Innerworld: Director, Producer (with Julian Wimbush)