Christine Shin (Writer/Director/Producer)

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.

Alexandra Wong (Producer)

Alexandra Wong was raised in Singapore, and moved to the US when she was 17. She received her B.F.A from the prestigious New York University in Film Production, and was granted a Founder’s Day Award. She moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and graduated from the University of Southern California with a M.F.A in Film and TV Production. She directed a short thesis film, In the Shadows, which won several awards including Best Student Film at the Reel Women International Film Festival and Gold Medal In Excellence for Film Music at the Park City Film Music Festival.

Her main focus is directing and producing short films and features. The first feature which she co-produced, Heathens and Thieves, recently received online and VOD distribution. She’s currently in development to direct her first fantasy feature film. When she's not working, she loves playing the piano and reading fairy tales.

Pyongson Yim (Producer/Director of Photography)

As a Los Angeles-based Director Of Photography and Producer, Pyongson Yim works in television, indie films and documentaries. Traversing both America and abroad, she has lensed shows for the Bravo network, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Discovery, Funny Or Die, among many others, two of which took top prizes at the Telly Awards, the Emmys of cable television.

Her feature and short narratives have screened and garnered accolades in the festival circuit, including Cannes, Stonybrook, and Temecula. A graduate of USC’s film school, Pyongson is currently working as a DP on a VH1 docu-drama and in pre-production for an upcoming feature.

Kristy Hine (Associate Producer)

Kristy Hine was born in South Korea and raised in Rochester, NY. She graduated from Monroe Community College with an A.A.S in Television and Photography with a concentration in Television Production. She then worked for local television stations before transferring to Ithaca College. She graduated from Ithaca College in 2010 with a B.S. in Cinema and Photography.

Kristy has since been a film distributor to film festivals for independent film companies as well as worked on a dozen professional short and feature films. Kristy currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and works at Premiere Digital Services as a Digital Media Technician-Asset Manager.

Rob R. Yoo (1st Assistant Director)

Rob R. Yoo is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He has been working in the film industry for a number of years in various facets from Directing, Assistant Directing, Art, and Production. Rob is familiar with working in many different mediums of entertainment from film, television, music videos, live shows, and commercials.

He is a graduate of Los Angeles Film School with an Associate Degree in Film. His first film job was working on Taylor Hackford’s film, Love Ranch and is currently working on the Discovery ID show, Blood Relatives.

Reed Johns (Production Designer)

Reed Johns is a Southern California native who has been working in the film industry for 6 years. While Reed has no formal art training, he has learned a proficiency in set design by working on film sets. His skills are in set dressing and Photoshop, and he is working on developing his skills in carpentry and pre-visualization programs.

Reed met Alex Wong and Pyongson Yim in 2011 on the set of Heathens and Thieves, an independent western that filmed in Northern California. He also collaborated with Alex on It People and Pyongson on What If People Died.

Thomas A. Krueger (Editor)

Thomas A. Krueger was born in South Carolina and lived his formative years in Berlin, Germany, where he developed a passion for international cinema. A veteran of the USC Film & Television Production Program, he discovered his vocation in university editing suites and began his professional career as a Producer/Editor at the Surf Channel Television Network.

He has edited two feature films and 17 television features for such networks as NBC, Spike, SyFy and Hallmark, and his work has been acclaimed in such publications as Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter, which praised his “compelling editing.”

Gabriel J. Serrano (Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer)

Gabriel J. Serrano was born and grew up in Kansas City, KS. He received B.A. in Communication from Stanford University in 1999 and M.F.A. in Film Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2004. Since 2009, he has been working as a Re-recording Mixer at Wildfire Post-Production Studios. His recent credits include Warm Bodies, The Expendables 2, Mirror Mirror, & A Better Life.

He believes that film sound, as it exists as half of the film viewing experience, must be carefully prepared and presented to serve the story and enhance the experience.

Sebastian Örnemark (Composer)

With a passion for independent film, Swedish film composer Sebastian Örnemark has worked on numerous film projects in different genres. He received his M.A. degree in film scoring and classical piano at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Then he was subsequently accepted into the prestigious Scoring For Motion Pictures and Television program at University of Southern California, with studies under Jack Smalley, Christopher Young and Emmy Award-winning composer Bruce Broughton.

Tashi Trieu (Colorist)

Tashi was born and raised in Denver, CO where his passion for filmmaking began. Tashi is a graduate of the Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University where he earned a B.F.A. in Film Production with an emphasis in Cinematography.

Tashi has worked as a freelance Flame Artist and Digital Colorist for many years and has had the privilege of working with distinguished clients in both feature films and national television commercials – such as Rob Cohen (xXx, The Fast and the Furious), Paramount Pictures, Bob Primes ASC, Johnny Jensen ASC, Coca-Cola, Skechers, Samsung, and more. Tashi lives and works in Los Angeles.

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