Christine Yoo (Director, Producer, Writer)
Christine’s feature debut, Wedding Palace is an award-winning independent film, which she directed, produced and co-wrote. Shot on location in Los Angeles and Seoul, Korea, the film starred Brian Tee (Chicago Med), Bobby Lee, Margaret Cho and S. Korean award-winning actress Kang Hye-jung (Oldboy) in her English language debut. The film screened in festivals nationwide and had a 14-week U.S. theatrical run in 6 major markets and was distributed in N. America by Warner and Gravitas and can currently be seen on Amazon and numerous SVOD/VOD platforms. The film was also distributed internationally with theatrical openings throughout Asia. Yoo also co-wrote the anime series Afro Samurai starring Samuel L. Jackson for Spike/Fuji TV and co-wrote the original feature screenplay For Steppers Only, optioned by Lionsgate. She is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment.
Sara Jane Sluke - Writer
Sara Jane Sluke is a television writer and producer of non-fiction and reality programming. Her work has appeared on ABC, Fox, CW, National Geographic, History Channel, MTV, Spike, Bio and Lifetime. Highlights include Cellblock 6: Female Lockup, a docuseries for TLC that followed the stories of incarcerated women in a Cincinnati jail, and Escape to Chimp Eden, a docuseries for Animal Planet that tracked the rescue and rehabilitation of chimpanzees at a Jane Goodall Institute sanctuary. Previously, she was a writer of children’s television. She is also the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dealing With Stress for Teens and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Surviving Peer Pressure for Teens, both published by Alpha Books.
Hella Winston (Consulting Producer, Researcher, Writer)
Hella Winston is a sociologist and investigative journalist. She has held post-doctoral research fellowships at Johns Hopkins, Princeton and UMass Amherst and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Among other subjects, she has reported extensively on prosecutorial misconduct and wrongful convictions. She is the author of Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels (Beacon: 2005) and the co-author, with Katherine Newman, of Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the 21st Century (Metropolitan 2016).
CAROLYN MAO (PRODUCER)
As a line producer, Carolyn Mao has worked for Scott Free, MTV, Sony, and Indiewire. Prior to independent producing, Carolyn worked for several years in development for NY based Jane Startz Productions. Mao is a Film Independent Producing Fellow, Fast Track participant, and Tribeca All Access grant recipient for her second feature, You And Me Both, in development with writer/director Jennifer Suhr and producer/actress Constance Wu (Fresh Off The Boat). Mao is a OneFifty Artist, Time Warner’s incubator committed to discovering and investing in upcoming talent.
Stephanie M. Wei (Executive Producer)
Stephanie M. Wei is a Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities in San Francisco. She serves as the Treasurer for the Center for Asian American Media and is a member of the Financial Women’s Association, and the CFA Society of San Francisco.
Michael Fonteboa Chavez (Graphics)
Michael Chavez earned his BA in Media Art and Animation at The Art Institute of Hollywood. In addition to doing graphic design (including designing all our cool Kickstarter campaign merchandise) for San Quentin Marathon, he currently interns as a graphic designer for a public relations firm (Pipkins Communications - PRrchitect) while continuing his education in Marketing and Promotions through the Promo Pathway Program at Santa Monica College. Michael has worked on different projects ranging from animating phonemes and assets on a full length feature animation: Yamasong: March of the Hollows (Dark Dunes Productions, 2016) and graphic design work for The Griffith Observatory of Los Angeles.