Nov 15, 2020 —
VIMEO STAFF PICK, ARGO DISTRIBUTION
Nov 18, 2020 —
ONLINE DISTRIBUTION, FESTIVAL UPDATE
Very happy that Character has found an online home at The New Yorker. View it here and read the accompanying essay by Murat Oztaskin. We’ve also been awarded “Best Short Documentary” at Wisconsin’s Weyauwega International Film Festival, and will be at Tuscon’s Loft Short Film Festival starting today.
Oct 1, 2020 —
CHARACTER FALL FESTIVALS
It’s been a busy virtual festival season as Character continues to screen around the world. We were at Palm Springs and the Sydney Underground fest (thanks to Simon Foster for the shoutout in his preview). Next up: Hamptons, Pacific Meridian, and Carbonia.
March 31, 2020 —
CHARACTER AT ASPEN SHORTSFEST
Character screens in Program 8 of the special virtual edition of this year’s Aspen Shortsfest. Information here.
February 15, 2020 —
CHARACTER AT BIG SKY
Character screens in the Short Film Competition at the Big Sky Docfest. Details here.
February 11, 2020 —OHIO ARTS COUNCIL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Pleased to announce I’m the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award for Screenwriting.
January 26, 2020 —
SUNDANCE PREMIERE OF CHARACTER
My new film Character will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival tonight. Details here.
October 18, 2019 —
WIP SCREENING AT UNORTHODOCS
There will be a work-in-progress screening of my new short film today at the Wexner Center for the Arts, as part of the Unorthodocs Festival’s short film program.
October 6, 2019 —
TABLE READ AT MONTANA FILM FESTIVAL
Today at 2pm, the MTFF will host a live reading of my script-in-progress, Bitterroot.
November 8, 2018 —
MINONG AT ENGAUGE FILM FESTIVAL
Minong, I slept will screen at the inaugural Engauge Film Festival in Seattle, WA, tonight. Check out the full program here.
April 11, 2018 —
BELLA VISTA DISTRIBUTION + SCREENING
Bella Vista is now available on Fandor.com, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Movies, and IFFR Unleashed. We will also be returning to Montana for a screening at the inaugural BZN International Film Festival next month.
March 19, 2018 —
FALLEN STAR: FINDING HOME AT WEXNER CENTER
Fallen Star: Finding Home will screen tonight at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with me and artist/subject Do Ho Suh. Details here.
August 4, 2017 —
MINONG, I SLEPT AT OCTOPOLIS
Minong screens tonight as part of Marcy Saude’s program “This Land is…” at Octopolis at Supernormal Festival in Oxford, England.
March 14, 2017 —
DER TIEFE SEE IN NC, MN
February 14, 2017 —
FIRST RODEO ON AAFF TOUR
FIRST RODEO continues to tour with the Ann Arbor Film Festival 16mm program. For venues and details, click here.
November 6, 2016 —
“THE LUMINOUS” IN JAPAN
MINONG, I SLEPT will screen in Tokyo on November 23 in a program curated by Tomonari Nishikawa. More information here.
October 11, 2016 —
FALLEN STAR AT SDAFF
FALLEN STAR: FINDING HOME will screen as part of the 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival on November 4, 2016. More information here.
August 20, 2016 —
FALLEN STAR IN CINCINNATI
FALLEN STAR: FINDING HOME will screen at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati on August 31. More information here.
August 5, 2016 —
FIERCE WOMEN IN FILM
June 15, 2016 —
BELLA VISTA IN SEOUL
Bella Vista will screen at Space One in Seoul, South Korea, on July 2.
April 2, 2016 —
MORE SPRING SCREENINGS
Fallen Star: Finding Home, co-directed with Valerie Stadler, premieres at UC San Diego on April 5. Details here. Untitled (Perlman Pl.) will show as a part of the GAZE film program “Here, Then, There,” at ATA in San Francisco on April 8.
March 6, 2016 —
January 27, 2016 —
SCREENINGS IN OH, KY, AB
Bella Vista comes to the Midwest this spring with screenings at the Carnegie Theatre in Covington, KY (24 March); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (7 April); and Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor (10 April). First Rodeo is back in Canada at the $100 Film Festival.
November 20, 2015 —
TWO SCREENINGS IN AUSTIN, TX
A program of my short films and influences will screen at the Experimental Response Cinema in Austin, Texas, on December 1. The following night, December 2, Bella Vista will have its Texas premiere at the Austin Film Society. Events co-sponsored by Experimental Response Cinema and Austin Film Society.
October 11, 2015 —
First Rodeo will have its world premiere at Antimatter on October 17. Bella Vista will have its New York premiere on October 24 at the Korean American Film Festival NY.
September 15, 2015 —
BELLA VISTA FILM TOUR IN MOVIEMAKER
September 4, 2015 —
ARTIST LECTURE AT COR&P
Tonight I’ll be talking about my research interests as part of “Object/Non-object,” Carmen Winant’s event at The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects in Columbus. Also featuring Daniel Marcus and Amr Al Azm.
August 1, 2015 —
UNTITLED (PERLMAN PL) will screen at People’s Liberty on August 15 at 1:30pm. With work by Kelly Gallagher, Fabian Euresti, Vashti Harrison, Ephraim Asili, Chick Strand, and Kevin Jerome Everson, programmed by Charles Fairbanks and Kelly Gallagher. Details here.
March 22, 2015 —
CREATIVE CAPITAL “ON OUR RADAR”
Pleased to have made the second round of Creative Capital’s highly competitive Moving Image award selection this year, and be considered an “artist to watch.” See the description here.
March 20, 2015 —SENGA NENGUDI INTERVIEW PUBLISHED
Just released by Shelter Press: In the Canyon, Revise the Canon, a book on pedagogy and artist-run communities in Los Angeles edited by scholar and theorist Géraldine Gourbe. It includes an interview with the artist Senga Nengudi, conducted by me and Elana Mann. (I was also a proofreader for the book.) Additional contributions from Mark Allen, Juliette Bellocq, Nancy Buchanan, Carol Cheh, Matthew Coolidge, Jill Dawsey, François Esquivié, Rita Gonzales, Robby Herbst, Walter Hopps, Robert Irwin, Chris Kraus, Leslie Labowitz, Suzanne Lacy, Fred Lonidier, Pauline Oliveros, Emily Mast, Janet Sarbanes, Annette Weisser, Joshua Young, and Andrea Zittel.
February 11, 2015 —CAAM FELLOWSHIP
Very pleased to be a recipient of a 2015 Center for Asian American Media Fellowship. Details here, including information on fellows Franklin Rho and Talal Al-Muhanna.
January 22, 2015 —MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE
Missoula is in MovieMaker Magazine’s top five towns to live and work! Very happy to have my voice and film featured in the story. Check it out here.
October 28, 2014 —GEORGE C. LIN EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD
I’m honored to be receiving the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award at this year’s San Diego Asian Film Festival. About the award from the festival:
Each year since his passing, Pacific Arts Movement has proudly presented an Emerging Filmmaker Award in honor of the Festival’s late Program Director George Lin. A scientist by trade, George co-founded the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival in 2000, then joined the San Diego Asian Film Festival in 2003. Quirky, loving, and passionate, he championed all things independent – film, music, art. George passed away in San Diego on October 14, 2008, after a long battle with cancer.
September 28, 2014 —BELLA VISTA FALL TOUR
I’ll be on the road this fall with BELLA VISTA in Seattle, WA; Hamburg, Germany; Colchester, VT; Amherst, MA; Binghamton, NY; and San Diego, CA. The film also screens in Portland, OR. For details, visit: http://bellavistafilm.com/screenings.
April 9, 2014 —THINKING ITS PRESENCE PANEL
This Thursday I’ll be speaking about Bella Vista on a panel with fellow filmmakers Gita Saedi and Brooke Swaney, as a part of the Thinking its Presence: Race and Creative Writing conference at the University of Montana.
January 17, 2014 —BELLA VISTA AT IFFR
My new feature film, Bella Vista, will have its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam this month. For more information, please visit bellavistafilm.com and filmfestivalrotterdam.com.
October 30, 2013 —HIGH COUNTRY NEWS PROFILE
Honored to be the subject of this article by Sierra Crane-Murdoch, writer for the High Country News. Sierra visited us on the set of Bella Vista last spring.
October 10, 2013 —DER TIEFE SEE AT TRANSIENT VISIONS
Pleased that Der tiefe See/The Deep Sea will screen at Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image! Saturday Oct 19. More details here!
June 24, 2013 —MINONG, I SLEPT AT EXPO:1
Minong, I slept will screen as part of “A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness,” Ben Russell and Ben Rivers’ program of films at EXPO 1: New York. The screening takes place at PS1 this Sunday, June 30th, at 9pm.
May 18, 2013 —DER TIEFE SEE AT SHEFFIELD FRINGE
Very pleased to announce a screening of Der tiefe See/The Deep Sea on June 15 at Sheffield Fringe. Also included in the program, curated by Esther Harris, is work by Abinadi Meza, Josh Weissbach, Luke Moody, Andrea Márquez, Maj Hasager, Ian Nesbit, and David Jacques. View the entire program here.
April 16, 2013 —SCREENING IN KANSAS CITY
World of Foam, Stephanie Wuertz, 2013, 7 min., USA From a dark, moldy basement in the Lower East Side comes a found film fragment of a lost utopia.
Echo in My Room, Ted Kennedy, 2012, 3 min., USA Super8 documentation of aloneness and the physical space between two apartments in San Francisco.
Alternative Strategies #1: Handmade Home, Marcy Saude 2012, 4:30 min., Netherlands Alternative Strategies #1: Handmade Home is a brief document of the house built by the artists Robert Nelson and William T. Wiley in the forests of Mendocino County, California.
Untitled (Perlman Pl.), Vera Brunner-Sung 2006, 1 min., USA In Southern California, the housing boom generated a seemingly endless repetition of pastel stucco boxes. This micro-portrait draws attention to the human side of this standardized environment, revealing the intimacy of anonymity in one suburban fortress.
Funnel Web Family, Michael Higgins, 2013, 14 min., Ireland A prying look at the creatures that inhabit a home.
The Hunch that Caused the Winning Streak and Fought the Doldrums Mightily, Stephanie Barber, 2010, 2 min., USA The interior was delusional like any visual psyche. The couches and plants, rugs and paintings were all in cahoots and up in arms over the cahootery. The explorers were under-qualified and cowardly.
Eigenheim, Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy, 2012, 16 min., Germany In the GDR children played with dollhouses made to resemble the life they would one day have. Now many of these houses can be found on Ebay or in private collections. Eigenheim looks at these houses through their owners’ memories to explore the remnants of a lost world.
Getting Stonger Every Day, Miranda July, 2001, 6:30 min., USA “There are two movies I saw on TV about boys who were taken from their families and then returned to them years later. One boy was on a fun spaceship for years and the other boy was kidnapped and molested. These boys were never the same again and they just couldn’t re-integrate into the family. They are sort of the comedy and tragedy version of the same story and it is a mundanely spiritual story. Getting Stronger Every Day includes these boys’ tales, but they are like mystical objects placed on the living reality of the man storyteller. In other parts of the movie actual mystical objects hover in peoples lives without a myth or story attached.”
February 21, 2013 —BELLA VISTA
I’m in the midst of making a new film, a fiction feature titled Bella Vista. Please visit our website, www.bellavistafilm.com, for updates!
December 16, 2012 —FALLEN STAR IN KANAZAWA, JAPAN
Fallen Star is being screened as part of Do Ho Suh’s solo exhibition Home Within Home, currently on view at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
December 16, 2012 —BIG SKY REPORT UP
My report on the 9th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is published in the latest issue of Senses of Cinema.
May 16, 2012 —“HOMELAND” AT LAX
Louis Hock‘s video installation Homeland is coming to life at LAX’s Tom Bradley International terminal, a part of the 17-artist permanent exhibition “See Change.” I managed production for this piece, which incorporates tracking shots of many different neighborhoods, all over Los Angeles. Next time you’re on an international flight, please look out for it! The opening takes place on June 16.
For a glimpse behind the scenes of the complex installation process for the show, click here.