NORTH KOREA PERSONAL DOCUMENTARY —

work in progress

 

Shot in North Korea, South Korea, United States

"60 years after Kyungsun ('Gyung-Sun') Lee escapes North Korea as a Korean War refugee in 1950, her Korean-American granddaughter, the filmmaker, travels to North Korea to find her long-lost family. With time running short, they embark on parallel personal journeys that grapple with the intimate effects of geopolitical issues of war and colonialism across generation and continent."

 

Janice Ahn — Director, Producer, Camera

Daniel Patterson — Photography


TRIANGLE

fiction 2010

 

Honors include

Directors Guild of America Jury Award 2010

First Run Festival Achievement in Experimental Form

 

A girl named Chelsea waits for her turn to plays the triangle at the very end of a long symphony. 

A visual tone poem bridging the narrative and lyrical, Triangle is a meditation on women and waiting,

 

Janice Ahn — Director, Producer

Daniel Patterson — Director of Photography

Elaine Strutz — Editor

Features Chelsea Lee, Abby Chai, Jieun Chai, Insook Bang

 

CHONGO

documentary 2009

 

Cisco Systems & Ogilvy Entertainment

Known as a legendary pioneer of slacklining and big wall rock climbing and as a lover of quantum mechanics, Chongo lives a transient lifestyle that is mostly possession-free, yet surprisingly dependent on modern technology's "human network."

 

Janice Ahn — Director, Producer

Brian Murphy — Producer

Ritesh Batra — Producer

Daniel Patterson — Director of Photography

Keith Davis — Editor


CHAYSE & JERRY

documentary 2009

 

Cisco Systems & Ogilvy Entertainment

Actor Jerry Ying has two passions in life: the film community and his family. Constantly on-the-go and frequently away from home, he relies on networking technology and video conferencing to keep connected to his 3-year old daughter, Chayse. 

 

Janice Ahn — Director, Producer, Sound

Brian Murphy — Producer

Ritesh Batra — Producer

Daniel Patterson — Photography

Keith Davis — Editor


GAHAYA LINKS

documentary 2010

 

Museum of Art and Design (MAD) & Ogilvy + Mather

Visionaries! 2010 Awards Video

 

Two women cultivate peace in post-genocide Rwanda, using traditional basket weaving amongst Hutu and Tutsi women to bridge broken relationships across communities while also generating women's financial empowerment. These baskets are works of design on exhibit at MAD. 

 

Janice Ahn — Director, Producer

Rob Hauer — Photography


GEORGE BEYLERIAN

documentary 2010

 

Museum of Art and Design (MAD) & Ogilvy + Mather

Visionaries! 2010 Awards Video

 

George Beylerian of Material ConneXion supports designers through cataloguing material for research and experimentation, as well as his love of collecting design.

 

Janice Ahn — Director, Producer

Rob Hauer — Photography

 


STUTTER

fiction 2007

 

Screenings include

Cinequest Film Festival

CineVegas Film Festival

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

 

A woman's search for love on New Year's Eve goes awry.

 

Janice Ahn — Writer, Director, Producer

Daniel Patterson — Director of Photography

Keith Davis — Editor

Jason Moran & the Bandwagon, Marvin Sewell — Score Musicians

Features Ernest Waddell, Sahr Ali