Wonjung Bae is a storyteller, filmmaker, and photographer interested in the issues of identity, modernity, and art. Born in Busan, South Korea, Bae made her first documentary, Grand, Father and Me, at age sixteen and came to believe in the power of visual storytelling. Bae has won numerous awards including the 38th Student Academy Award Documentary Category Gold Medal, the 16th Annual Directors Guild of America Student Film Award for Women Category, and the Kodak Cinematographers Scholarship 2010 Bronze Award.
As the cinematographer for most of her films, Bae seeks to capture the pertinent formal and aesthetic properties of the medium that are indispensable to realize each story. The result of her cinematic endeavors is the deliberate, raw human stories she shares with her audience. Bae is currently pursuing her Masters degree at Columbia College Chicago, to be received in May 2012.