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As a culture, we have had little space to process and grieve the relentless onslaught of violence upon us. This is where filmmakers can lead. Our speciality is in creating art that gives people a chance to exhale, witness, and even experience joy and togetherness—the most priceless, life-affirming rarities in this time and age.

 

Kristy Choi is an award-winning filmmaker and writer based in the unceded land of the Kizh, Tongva, and Chumash peoples (Los Angeles). Her work reimagines narratives of diaspora and environment by centering the complex ways women of color think, feel, and move. She's especially interested in exploring why and how humans attempt to connect with each other in spite of psychological, cultural and geopolitical barriers. Kristy works seamlessly in both documentary and narrative film—and everything in between. 

 

HERSELVES, Kristy's hybrid short film, was released by The New Yorker Documentary and is free to stream worldwide. Her current project, Rise with the Sun, will premiere at Los Angeles Frieze in 2022. She is also developing her first narrative feature. 

Kristy is an alumnus of the Southern Exposure Directing Fellowship, the North Star Fellowship at Points North Institute, and the Armed with a Camera Directing Fellowship at Visual Communications. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and completed a DAAD Post-Graduate Fellowship at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She is currently a California Arts Council Artist Fellow and a Deutsche Bank x Los Angeles Frieze Directing Fellow in partnership with Endeavor Content and Ghetto Film School.

 

To get in touch, please email choi.h.kristy@gmail.com

(Photo by Wenting Deng Fisher)