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BY-STANDING: THE BEGINNING OF AN AMERICAN LIFETIME
Director: Karen Lin
Producer: Karin Chien
Winner of the WAR AND PEACE AWARD
Karen Lin, Director
Award-winning director of the short film PERFECTION starring Ming-Na (ER), Karen Lin has worked the last decade in Hollywood, starting with a job as an assistant to Nicolas Cage. She currently produces music videos for artists such as Keith Urban and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Karen is also in active development on feature film projects.
Karin Chien, Producer
Karin Chien is an independent feature film producer. Karin has produced five features: SANTA MESA (in post-production), UNDOING (2006 LA Film Festival premiere), THE MOTEL (released by Palm Pictures, 2005 Sundance premiere), MVP (2004 Sundance premiere), and ROBOT STORIES (winner of 35 festival awards, 2003 Hamptons Film Festival premiere).
Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Spoken Word Artist
Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based, Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word artist who has been featured at over 200 performances worldwide including three seasons of HBO’s award-winning Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry. Current projects include her recently released CD Infinity Breaks and her solo show The Grieving Room. For more info, visit http://www.yellowgurl.com, or http://www.myspace.com/yellowgurl_poetry.
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