Deann Borshay Liem has over twenty years experience working in development, production and distribution of independent films. She was Producer/Director/Writer for the Emmy Award-nominated documentary, First Person Plural (Sundance, 2000; Grand Prize, Best Bay Area Documentary, San Francisco Int’l Film Festival), Executive Producer for Spencer Nakasako's Kelly Loves Tony (PBS, 1998) and AKA Don Bonus (PBS, 1996, Emmy Award), Co-Producer for Special Circumstances (PBS, 2007) which follows Chilean exile, Hector Salgado, as he attempts to reconcile with former torturers in Chile, and Executive Producer for On Coal River (Silverdocs, 2010) about mountaintop coal mining. She was the former Executive Director of the Center for Asian American Media where she supervised the development, distribution and broadcast of new films for public television and worked with Congress to support minority representation in public media. A Sundance Institute Fellow and the recipient of a Rockefeller Film/Video Fellowship, Deann is the Director/Producer/Writer of In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee which was broadcast nationally on PBS on the award-winning series Point of View (POV) in September 2010, and the new film, Memory of Forgotten War, about the legacies of the Korean War.
Ramsay Liem is professor emeritus of psychology and visiting scholar at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. His interests include the intergenerational transmission of historical trauma and the social and historical contexts of Asian American identity formation. He is responsible for the oral history project Korean American Memories of the Korean War and served as project director for the multi-media exhibit "Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the Forgotten War". The documentary "Memory of Forgotten War" is the most recent product of his work on Korean American legacies of the Korean War.
Corey Ohama is a documentary editor based in the Bay Area. Besides Memory of Forgotten War, she edited the feature-length documentary Going on 13 and received an additional editing credit on Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Going on 13 was funded by ITVS and premiered at Tribeca. Wonder Women! premiered at South by Southwest and aired on the PBS series Independent Lens. Corey is currently working on the documentary A Local Commons, about one community’s efforts to promote the commons in their town.
Vivien Hillgrove has over 40 years of experience as an editor for both narrative feature films and documentaries. Her documentary credits include Lourdes Portillo's The Devil Never Sleeps, Senorita Extraviada, and Corpus: A Home Movie For Selena; First Person Plural by Deann Borshay Liem; Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action by Roberta Grossman; Heart of the Sea; and Future of Food. She was also music editor for the Academy Award winning documentary, Broken Rainbow. The narrative feature films she has edited include Henry and June (picture editor) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (picture editor and supervising dialogue editor) by Phil Kaufman. She was supervising dialogue editor for Blue Velvet by David Lynch, The Mosquito Coast by Peter Weir, and Amadeus by Milos Forman. She also served as dialogue editor for The Right Stuff and Never Cry Wolf, and as picture editor for Emiko Omori's Hot Summer Winds.
Michael Chin has over twenty years of experience photographing documentary and feature films. He has served as Director of Photography for Eyes On The Prize 1&2; America's War On Poverty; The Great Depression; Academy Award-winning, In The Shadow of The Stars; Dancing; A Hymn For Alvin Ailey; Malcom X: Make it Plain; Irish In America; Cadillac Desert, Yesterday's Tomorrow (Showtime); Africans In America; America's Hero: The Joe Dimaggio Story; First Person Plural; The Floating World of Masami Teraoka; Zoot Suit; The Roman Empire in the First Century; Chicago: City of the Century; Peter and Paul-The River and the Rock, among many others. His feature film credits include: Wayne Wang's Chan is Missing and Dim Sum, Philip Gotanda's The Kiss and Life Tastes Good; Raoul Peck's Haitian Corner, and Lawrence Hott's The Boyhood of John Muir.
JJ & CHRIS are Sundance Fellow Composers who have amassed an impressive list of credits in a short amount of time. Their background in classical and jazz composition account for the lush, sophisticated orchestral scores with hints of jazz harmony that are hallmarks of their music. They have composed for network TV shows ("Detroit 187", "At The Movies"), indie films and documentaries ("One Punk Under God", "Taxiwallah") and video games ("Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands", "Transformers 2"). They are also sought after for their modern, hybrid orchestral style, mixing traditional thematic elements with electronic and percussive score. The results of this can be heard in such epic films as "Iron Man 2", "The Raven", "The Cold Light of Day" and "Four Christmases". In addition to composing, their orchestrations and arrangements are featured in "Evan Almighty", "Gears of War 2", "My Best Friend's Girl" and "The Change-Up". More details of their work and news can be found on their website, www.epicwavestudios.com.