Michael Kang Directing Reel 2014
Michael Kang is a filmmaker currently living in Los Angeles. His first feature film "The Motel" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. “The Motel” is the recipient of the Humanitas Prize as well as the top jury prizes from numerous festivals including SDAFF Best Narrative Feature, “The Motel” was also nominated for Best First Feature Film by The Independent Spirit Awards. Michael was honored with a N.E.A. Artist’s Residency Grant at The MacDowell Colony. Michael is recipient of the Geri Ashur Award in screenwriting through the New York Foundation for the Arts. Michael also received a fellowship through the ABC / DGA New Talent Television Directing Program. Michael’s second feature film “West 32nd” premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival and was the first fully financed US production by the Korean studio CJ Entertainment. Michael also received the Overseas Korea Filmmaker Award at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2007. Michael’s most recent film "4 Wedding Planners" premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival in 2011. All of his work is available on DVD and download. Michael’s most recent accomplishment is deactivating his Facebook account for three months. In that time, Michael has developed a deeper appreciation for writing about himself in the third person.
The Motel http://www.themotel-film.com featuring Sung Kang, Jeffrey Chyau, Samantha Futerman, Conor White, Jackson Budinger, Jade Wu, Alexis Chang. Cinematography by Lisa Leone. Original music by Nathan Larson.
West 32nd http://www.w32nd.com featuring John Cho, Jun Kim, Lanny Joon, Dante Han, Grace Park, Jane Kim, Brian Yang, Jun Ho Jeong, Hans Kim. Cinematography by Simon Coull. Original music by Nathan Larson.
4 Wedding Planners http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1542484 featuring Sung Kang, Janel Parrish, Kimberly-Rose Wolter, Illeana Douglas, Mia Riverton, Henry Dittman, Chris Taloa. Cinematography by Shawn Hiatt. Original music by Jake Shimabukuro and Woody Pak
Easy To Assemble http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCCEE237F73238E2B featuring Illeana Douglas, Patricia Heaton, Corey Feldman, Fred WIllard, Craig Bierko, Justine Bateman, Tim Meadows, Michael Irpino, Roger Fan, Robert Mailhouse, Ogy Durham, Joseph Gatt, Peppe Holmsten, Ray Wise, Nina Franoszek, Johannes Albin Alfvén, David Henrie. Cinematography by Ulf Soderqvist and Ernesto Melara.
Suite 7 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1781633/combined featuring Illeana Douglas, Henry Dittman, Craig Bierko. Cinematography by Ulf Soderqvist
Happy Song by Emi Meyer http://youtu.be/Omj8eYFgvBY featuring Emi Meyer, Louis Ozawa Changchien. Cinematography by Joel Young.